Oregon State Fair
Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem
Americraft Center (Jackman Long Building)
We are right inside the main entry to the Jackman Long building. You can't miss us!
Pesky Parasites Contest
Enter to win $50 towards a fecal exam for your pet/animal with your veterinarian! Stop by our booth at the Oregon State Fair and answer 5 questions about parasites (all answers are in the booth). The winner will be drawn from all correct entries. Good luck!
We have a winner! Ms. Sharon Harvey of Salem won the Pesky Parasites contest prize of $50, which she will put to good use for her kitties who see Dr. Rachel Frank at Willamette Valley Animal Hospital in Keizer. Congrats Sharon!
This year at the OVMA booth, we will be focusing on the topic of parasite prevention in pets, equine and livestock. Not only can parasites make animals sick, but can also make people sick through contact with sick animals or their waste.
Parasites can affect your pet’s ability to absorb nutrients, damage the lining of its intestinal tract, and cause your pet to become very ill. Symptoms may include: change in appetite, coughing, diarrhea, weight loss, and a rough or dry coat. However, some pets show no symptoms, so regular health exams with a fecal check are important.
Parasites can affect the health of equine and livestock. In these environments, management of the health of the herd is very important to prevent large scale outbreaks.
What’s the #2 Way to Prevent Parasites?
The Fecal Check!
- Any pet or animal at any age can be infected with parasites, which is why a yearly fecal exam is important for every pet. It can be done at your pet’s annual health exam.
- Your veterinarian can advise you as to whether whether preventive medication is appropriate.
- Livestock herds should undergo routine fecal testing. Your veterinarian can help you prepare a parasite control strategy for your herd.
- Keep your pet away from other pets’ waste. Dispose of your pet’s waste quickly.
- Wash your hands after playing with your pet or handling its waste.
- Do not let children play in areas soiled with pet waste or eat dirt or sand. Keep sandboxes covered.
Ask a Vet Schedule
Veterinarians will be in the booth to answer your questions on the following days and times. (Subject to change.) Other volunteers will be in the booth during various times; the times listed below are when a licensed DVM is scheduled to be in the Ask a Vet booth.
8/24: 10 am - 2 pm, 6 pm - 10 pm
8/25: 10 am - Noon, 8 pm - 10 pm
8/26: 10 am - 2 pm, 6 pm - 9 pm
8/27: 2 pm - 4 pm, 6 pm - 9 pm
8/28: 4 pm - 9 pm
8/29: 10 am - 2 pm
8/31: 8 pm - 10 pm
9/1: 2 pm - 8 pm
9/2: 10 am - Noon
9/3: 6 pm - 9 pm
Canine Companions for Independence
We will once again have the pleasure of having Canine Companions for Independence service dogs in training visiting our booth during the Oregon State Fair. Need your puppy fix? Come by our booth in the Jackman Long building Saturday, 8/25 from 11 am - 2 pm, or Wednesday, 8/29 from 11 am - 5 pm.
And on Wednesday, 8/29, at 2 pm, CCI volunteers will be doing a demonstration on the stage in Jackman Long to educate the public about this great organization.
Are you a veterinarian or veterinary team member who wants to volunteer in our booth at the Fair? Please view our volunteer roster here.