Small Ruminant Conference

Date: October 11, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Room G150 at the MSU Veterinary Medical Center, 736 Wilson Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
Contact: Hanna Leestma, 517-353-7199,

Registration is $25 per person and includes symposium proceedings, lunch, snacks and refreshments and a conclusion reception. Registration will close on Friday, Oct. 10 at noon. You must pre-register to attend. Please do so by credit card at:

Parking for the Symposium is available at the Veterinary Medical Center in Lot 27, and additional parking for a fee is available at the Wharton Center parking deck on E Shaw Lane. Please do no park in the gated Veterinary Teaching Hospital client parking areas. Use the portico entrance located on the East side of the building across from the soccer field to Room G150.

Please contact Hanna Leestma in the CVM Development and Alumni Relations Office with questions, 517-353-7199,

Conference Highlights

The guest lecture will be by Dr. Robert Van Saun, from Penn State University, who will share the latest concepts in nutrition during the transition period between late pregnancy and early lactation, as well as mineral nutrition during all phases of production. Other speakers include Dr. Richard Ehrhardt (MSU), discussing lessons learned in developing feeding programs for large sheep farms, as well as an update on current strategies of internal parasite control. Dr. Judy Marteniuk (MSU) will discuss chronic health concerns of small ruminants in small herds and flocks. Dr. Dalen Agnew (MSU) will share information on health services provided by MSU for small ruminant producers and provide a primer on sample submission. The symposium will conclude with a panel discussion on small ruminant health followed by a reception.

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