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Camelid Health Conference for Owners and Breeders

March 10, 2018: 

Course Description: This conference is intended for llama and alpaca owners and breeders. The conference coincides with the Camelid Health Conference for Veterinarians, which provides experts in the field of camelid medicine and surgery. The Camelid Health Conference for Owners and Breeders features some of these expert speakers and covers topics on reproduction, nutrition, infections and more.


Tentative Schedule 





Registration and Breakfast: Pick up Proceedings and Name Badge



Welcome, Overview and Virtual Tour of the Veterinary Medical Center

Dr. Jeff Lakritz


Barbervax and it Use in Alpacas

Dr. Antoinette Marsh


Parasitism and Nutrition - Current State of the Small Ruminant Industries

Dr. David Pugh


Camelids, Drugs and Their Uses

Dr. Pam Walker


Surgical Services at OSU

Dr. Andrew Niehaus





Camelid Medicine

Dr. Chris Cebra


Camelid Reproductive Emergencies

Dr. Ahmed Tibary


Camelid Management and Production in Peru

Dr. Steve Purdy


Contagious ecthyma, Munge, Mites and other skin disorders

Dr. Larue Johnson

Buckeye Alpaca Show - Sponsor Reception

Hummel Grand Lounge


Course fees: $50 (U.S. funds only). Registration includes conference instruction, proceedings, breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Conference registration includes the reception on the evening of Saturday, March 10. Registration will be open on a first-come, first-served basis and may close prior to March 1, 2018 if the course is filled. You may cancel your conference registration at any time prior to March 1, 2018 and receive an 80% refund of the course fee. There will be no refunds if you are unable to attend and do not cancel prior to March 1, 2018. We are not liable for travel expenses incurred by participants, but will issue full registration refunds if we cancel the conference. 

Parking and Directions: Please click here for directions and a map to the Sisson Parking lot. Parking passes will be available at registration.

Hotel Room Block: SpringHill Suites by Marriott

1421 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43212

Phone: (614) 297-9912

Rate: $159/per night + tax

Click Here to Make Reservation

or Phone 888-236-2427 and mention group code Vet School

Please make reservations by February 6, 2018


Questions? Please contact:
Rileigh Ray
Office of Veterinary Continuing Education
The Ohio State University                            
College of Veterinary Medicine
1900 Coffey Road
Columbus, OH  43210
Phone: (614) 292-8727