Ontario Small Ruminant Veterinary Conference

Small Ruminant Veterinary Conference 2019

“Keeping Small Ruminants Healthy and Productive”

Hosted by the Small Ruminant Veterinarians of Ontario, the University of Guelph and with
support from the Sheep Veterinary Society

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June 17-19, 2019
University of Guelph, Ontario Canada

The purpose of this conference is to provide an opportunity for veterinarians, researchers, educators, producers and support industries to share knowledge and ideas on improving and maintaining the health of sheep and goats, not just in Canada but around the world. Partnering of SRVO with the University of Guelph in this initiative and with support of the Sheep Veterinary Society of the UK as their quadrennial “European” meeting, provides the perfect opportunity to accomplish this.

We are soliciting abstracts for presentations and posters on research findings, case reports, practice tips related to disease issues in sheep and goats. We are offering technical tours of farms and research stations, and a pre-conference tour for those coming from away. We guarantee there will be something for everybody with an interest in the health of sheep and goats.

Confirmed Plenary and Keynote Speakers:
Sheep and goat animal health research in Canada - current status, gaps and future directions - Dr. Paula Menzies, U of Guelph, Canada
The 2001 foot and mouth outbreak in the UK - Dr. Sam Mansley, UK
Eradicating the scourge of peste des petits ruminants (PPR) from the world - Dr. Felix Njeumi, FAO / OIE Joint PPR Secretariat, Italy
Iceberg disease control in sheep and goats - Dr. Julie Arsenault, U of Montreal, Canada
Neonatal small ruminant survival in intensive rearing conditions - Dr. Cathy Bauman, U of Guelph, Canada
Lamb survival in extensive operations - Dr. Robert Suter, Agriculture Victoria, Australia
Controlling gastrointestinal nematode parasitism in sheep and goats - the role of new technologies - Dr. John Gilleard, U of Calgary, Canada
Welfare research of sheep and goats - Dr. Gosia Zobel, AgResearch, New Zealand
Udder health of dairy small ruminants - Dr. Gerrit Koop, Utrecht U, The Netherlands
Nutritional and metabolic diseases of the periparturient small ruminant - Dr. Robert Van Saun, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, USA

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