Fifth annual MSU Small Ruminant Health Symposium

Animal health is of key importance to small ruminant producers.

September 26, 2018 - Author:

Small ruminants play an important part in Michigan’s agriculture.  One of the key issues for producers is to keep their livestock healthy. Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Michigan State University Extension are hosting the fifth annual Small Ruminant Health Symposium on Oct. 13, 2018. The symposium will feature animal health experts from Michigan State university and The University of California, Davis and will be held at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, 784 Wilson Road, E. Lansing, MI 48824.

Symposium Agenda

8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration - G150 lobby, College of Veterinary Medicine (light refreshments provided)

9:00-9:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions - Room G150, College of Veterinary Medicine

9:15-10:10 a.m. Strategies for infectious disease control in small ruminants I - Dr. Joan Dean Rowe, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis.

10:10-10:20 a.m. Break

10:20-11:10 a.m. Managing mastitis in small ruminants - Dr. Pamela Ruegg, Department of Animal Science, Michigan State University.

11:10-12:00 p.m. Strategies for infectious disease control in small ruminants II: The caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE) detective story - Dr. Joan Dean Rowe, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis.

12:00-1:00 p.m. LunchTables will be organized by interest topic to allow for networking.

1:00-4:00 p.m. Labs/workshops - choose 2 (bus transportation provided to and from CVM)

Use of ultrasound technologies to improve small ruminant production - MSU sheep teaching and research center (MSUSTRC). Dr. Almudena Veiga-Lopez, Dr. Richard Ehrhardt, and Ms. Barbara Makela, Departments of Animal Science and Large Animal Clinical Science, Michigan State University.

Improving the safe handling of meat - 1300 Anthony Hall. Dr. Zac Williams, Department of Animal Science, Michigan State University.

Developing an effective biosecurity program - MSUSTRC. Dr. Joan Dean Rowe, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis.

4:00-5:00 p.m. Reception and Panel Discussion - Room A213, College of Veterinary Med.

Registration

$50 per person (Includes proceedings, lunch and transportation to labs) for early registration (before or on Sept. 28); $60 per person after Sept. 28

Continuing Education credit is available.

This event is limited to 150 participants. Pre-registration is required to attend.

Registration closes when full or on Tuesday, Oct 10.

Register at the event page

Please contact Sherye Robitaille with any questions (517) 884-7816 or robitail@cvm.msu.edu

Tags: goats, msu extension, sheep, small ruminants


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