MSU Small Ruminant Health Symposium

5th Annual Small Ruminant Health Symposium

Michigan State University

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

MSU College of Veterinary Medicine (784 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI)

Registration is $50 per person before or on Sept. 28 and $60 per person after Sept. 28.  Registration includes proceedings, lunch, and transportation to lambs at Anthony Hall and the MSU Sheep Teaching and Research Center. The event is limited to 150 participants. Pre-registration is required to attend. Registration closes when full or on Tuesday, October 10.


Our featured speaker this year will be Dr. Joan Dean Rowe, a professor of population health and reproduction at the University of California – Davis.  She will be speaking on Strategies for infectious disease control in small ruminants, in particular caprine arthritis encephalitis, and will teach a lab session on Developing an effective biosecurity program.

In addition, Dr. Pamela Ruegg from the MSU Department of Animal Science will speak on Managing mastitis in small ruminants.  Dr. Almudena Viega-Lopez, Dr. Richard Ehrhardt, and Ms. Barbara Makela will lead a lab session on the Use of ultrasound technologies to improve small ruminant production.  And Dr. Zac Williams from the MSU Department of Animal Science will conduct a lab session on Improving the safe handling of meat.

After the afternoon lab sessions, participants are invited to attend a reception and panel discussion, where they can ask the day’s speakers further questions.