MSU Small Ruminant Health Symposium

Date: October 10, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: MSU Veterinary Medical Center
Contact: Hanna Leestma, (517) 353-7199, or Tammy Pike, (517) 355-6570,

Veterinarians, animal health professionals, and small ruminant owners and producers are encouraged to attend the symposium to hear lectures and panels led by faculty and professionals of small ruminant health.

Symposium Program At-A-Glance:

8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00-9:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

9:15-10:00 a.m. Zoonotic Diseases of Small Ruminants and their Implications for Management and 

Public Health 

Dr. Mary Smith, Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, New York

10:00-10:45 a.m. Looking at Old Sheep Scrapie Studies Through a New Research Lens 

Dr. Brian Larson, JG Consulting Services, LLC

11:15-12:00 p.m. Guideline for Obstetrics and Neonatal Care of Small Ruminants 

Dr. Mary Smith, Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, New York

12:00-1:15 p.m. Lunch Included

1:15-3:30 p.m. Labs/Workshops (Choose 2) 

A) Male Breeding Soundness Exam, Dr. Jennifer Roberts, MSU CVM 

B) Necropsy of Sheep and Goats, Dr. Dalen Agnew, MSU CVM 

C) Basics of Quantitative Fecal Egg Counting and Interpretation of Results, Dr. Richard Ehrhardt, MSU CVM

3:45-4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion

4:30-5:00 p.m. Reception


$25 per person covers symposium proceedings, lunch, snacks and refreshments, and conclusion reception. Registration will open in September and close on Friday, October 9 at Noon. Walk-in registration on the day of the symposium will not available, you must pre-register to attend.

Parking and Directions

The MSU College of Veterinary Medicine is located at: 784 Wilson Rd., East Lansing, MI 48824. Parking for the Symposium is available at the Veterinary Medical Center in Lot 27. A map of campus and parking may be found at Additional parking for a fee is available at the Wharton Center parking deck on E. Shaw Lane. Please DO NOT park in the gated Veterinary Teaching Hospital client parking areas. The beginning of the Symposium will be held in Room G150 at the MSU Veterinary Medical Center. Use the portico entrance located on the East side of the building across from the soccer field.


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