4th Annual MSU Small Ruminant Health Symposium

Date: October 14, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Location: MSU College of Veterinary Medicine
Contact: Please contact Sherye Robitaille with any questions (517) 884-7816 or robitail@cvm.msu.edu

Symposium Agenda

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

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

9:15-10:05 a.m. Sheep genes that have management and welfare advantages. Dr. David Scobie, AgResearch, Christchurch, New Zealand.

10:05-10:15 Break

10:15-11:00 Research and Management updates from MSU:

  • What can we learn from goats and sheep about human health and disease? Dr. Kurt Williams, MSU CVM, Department of Pathobiology
  • Health and management of newborn kids/lambs. Dr. Richard Ehrhardt MSU ANR and CVM, Department of Animal Science and Large Animal Clinical Science

11:00-12:00 What can we learn from feral sheep and goats? Dr. David Scobie

12:00-1:00 Lunch. Tables will be organized by interest topic to allow for networking

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

  • Necropsy Lab, 1300 Anthony Hall, Dr. Dalen Agnew, Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathobiology , East Lansing, MI
  • Recognizing traits that have welfare advantages. MSU Sheep Teaching and Research Center. Dr. David Scobie
  • Birth management of kid/lambs to improve welfare. MSU Sheep Teaching and Research Center. Dr. Richard Ehrhardt and Mr. Mike Metzger, MSU Extension

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


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