2015 MSU Small Ruminant Health Symposium

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.

Small Ruminants play an important role in Michigan. According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service as of January 1, 2015, Michigan had 27,000 head of goats and 76,000 head of sheep. This ranks Michigan 19th in the country when looking at the value of small ruminant production. The health and well-being of goats and sheep is very important to maintain this production.

On Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine will host the MSU Small Ruminant Health Symposium. 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.

Speakers include Dr. Mary Smith from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Brian Larsen from JG Consulting Services, Dr. Jennifer Roberts from MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Dalen Agnew from MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, and Dr. Richard Ehrhardt from MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Topics include zoonotic diseases, sheep scrapie, obstetrics and neonatal care, male breeding soundness exams, necropsy, and fecal egg counting. A panel discussion will conclude the sessions in the afternoon.

The full schedule of events can be found at the MSU Small Ruminant Health Symposium events page. Registration will cost $25 per person and will include symposium proceedings, lunch, snacks and refreshments, and a reception at the end of the day.

Registration will close on Friday, Oct. 9 at noon. Walk-in registration on the day of the symposium will not be available, you must pre-register to attend.

Further questions should be directed to Hanna Leestma at 517-353-7199, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Tammy Pike at 517-3556570, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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