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, veterinary technicians, 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.

Registration is open - up to and including June 6, 2019 - REGISTER NOW!
Our scientific programme is very exciting with 3 plenary talks, 9 keynote addresses, 79 oral presentations and 23 posters accepted from researchers, veterinarians from around the world.

To see the final agenda of presentations, posters and special events FINAL CONFERENCE AGENDA .

We are also offering technical tours of farms and research stations. If you wish to participate in a technical tour, please make sure you register soon! We guarantee there will be something for everybody with an interest in the health of sheep and goats.

As of May 31, 2019 the University of Guelph is a tobacco and smoke-free campus. This policy refers to the use of smoking, vaping of all substances including cannabis and the use of smokeless tobacco. U of G is working to create a healthy campus environment for its Students, Staff, Faculty and Visitors. The entire policy can be read at University of Guelph Smoke Free Policy

Plenary and Keynote Speakers - Confirmed

  • Sheep and goat animal health research in Canada - current status, gaps and future directions Dr. Paula Menzies, U of Guelph, Canada

  • Eradicating the scourge of peste des petits ruminants (PPR) from the world Dr. Felix Njeumi, FAO / OIE Joint PPR Secretariat, Italy

  • The 2001 Foot & Mouth outbreak in the UK. What is has taught us about the threat of foreign animal diseases Dr. Sam Mansley, UK

  • Providing health management services to small ruminant clients Dr. Yoav Alony-Gilboa, Friars Moor Livestock Health, Dorset UK

  • 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 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, Pennsylvania State College of Agricultural Sciences, USA

  • Lameness in Sheep and Goats Dr. Jennifer Duncan, University of Liverpool UK

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