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Recognition of Diseases
Suspicion and or recognition of any of the following diseases should be reported immediately to the show/fair veterinarian for confirmation, and appropriate action taken to prevent introduction or spread of the disease to other animals in the fair or show. (Click on any disease for further details)

| Anthrax | Atrophic Rhinitis | Avian Influenza | Blue Tongue | Bovine Papular Stomatitis |
| Brucellosis | Campylobacteriosis | Caseous lymphadenitis | Cryptosporidiosis |
| Enzootic Abortion | Erysipelas | Foot and Mouth Disease | Giardiasis | Leptospirosis |
| Lice | Listeriosis | Mange | Exotic Newcastle | Pseudocowpox | Q fever | Rabies | Ringworm |
| Salmonellosis
| Sore Mouth | Strangles | Vesicular Stomatitis | Warts | West Nile Virus |

Physical exam

  • Prior to admitting an animal  to the show grounds, a physical examination should be performed on each animal.
  • Place a fresh pair of disposable gloves on in front of the participant.  
  • If possible observe the animal in the trailer while it is calm, look at how the animal is breathing, standing, and if it seems alert.  
  • Have the participant gain control of the animal and remove any clothing that the animal maybe wearing.  
  • Start at the shoulder of the animal to introduce yourself to the animal in a ‘safe zone’.
  • Start your physical examination on the head; look at eyes, ears, nose, and inside the mouth looking for lesions, lumps, swelling, discharge and abnormalities.  
  • Using your hands run down the neck and across the body of the animal, checking the lymph nodes and for any lumps, raised areas, and abscesses.
  • Around the shoulder part the hair (fiber, wool, feathers) looking for parasites (lice, sheep keds) and fungus (ringworm). 
  • If possible run hands down the legs and feet checking for heat, swelling, lesions and abnormalities. 
  • Check  for diarrhea and the genitalia for any a discharge, lumps, and abnormalities. 
  • If you see anything that concerns you, consult the veterinarian in charge.  
  • Remove gloves and or wash hands before moving onto another participants animals.
Remove blanket
Check mouth

Further information on diseases is available at;   
CDC http://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/browse_by_diseases.htm
Merck Manual for humans http://www.merck.com/mmpe/index.html
Merck Veterinary Manual for animals http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp