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Small Ruminant Veterinary Conference 2019

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The abstract submission deadline has passed and the scientific committee has sent acceptance letters to the corresponding authors. We are very excited with the quality of the submissions and range of topics. There will be awards for best presentations and posters by veterinary practitioners, undergraduate and graduate students. These awards will be decided by the scientific committee and will be presented before lunch on Day 3 of the conference. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at


Submission Deadline has Passed

Conference Themes

  • Advances in the diagnosis and control of gastrointestinal nematode parasites

  • Improving lamb and kid survival / disease control programmes for youngstock

  • Peripartum, metabolic and nutritional diseases

  • Zoonotic diseases of small ruminants, with emphasis on abortion diseases

  • Iceberg diseases of adult sheep and goats: control / eradication / status programmes

  • Control of coccidiosis in lambs and kids

  • Improving udder health and milk quality

  • Use of pharmaceuticals in small ruminants, including prudent use of antimicrobials

  • Using genetic tools to improve disease resistance

  • Improving the welfare of sheep and goats

  • Delivering flock / herd health programmes that make a difference

  • Vector-borne diseases of sheep and goats

  • Control of lameness in sheep and goats

Instructions for Presentations and Posters

Accepted abstracts will be published in electronic format as a pdf and distributed at the meeting using a USB stick. Corresponding authors of accepted abstracts will have received a letter with detailed instructions for presentations and posters. For questions please email:


Presentations will be 12 minutes with 3 minutes for questions. The scientific committee has organized presentations into a theme. Computers are provided in each room. The presentation should be submitted for upload at the Registration Desk on Monday June 17, 2019. More information has been forwarded to the corresponding authors on technical requirements of the PowerPoint slides.


Posters will be formatted as 24” wide and 36” high (portrait orientation). Each poster will have a 1 to 2 minute presentation as part of the programme, utilizing 1 or 2 PowerPoint slides. This is to encourage registrants to visit the poster. Presenters will stand by the poster at the break following their presentation on either Day 1, 2 or 3 of the conference. More information has been forwarded on preferred formatting to corresponding authors of accepted abstracts.