For Owners, Breeders and Enthusiasts of Llamas and Alpacas
The 2nd Annual Conference for Llama and Alpaca Owners will provide instruction for all levels of camelid management. New owners as well as seasoned veterans will benefit from this state-of-the-art continuing education course that includes herd health, medicine, surgery, nutrition, and reproduction topics.
Date and Time
Friday, December 5, 2008
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
K-State Student Union, 17th and Anderson Avenues, Manhattan, KS
The K-State Student Union is located at the corner of 17th and Anderson Avenues. Registration will be located on the 2nd floor of the Union.
|8:25 am|| Welcome
-Ralph Richardson, Dean
-David Anderson, Section Head, Ag Practices
Camelid Herd Health
Vaccinations, endoparasites, ectoparasites, biosecurity for show animals
- Meredyth Jones and David Anderson
|10:00 am||Refreshment Break|
Camelid Medicine and
Criarrhea, blood parasites, weight loss, crooked legs, umbilical hernias
- Matt Miesner and David Anderson
|11:00 am|| Nutritional Diseases of Camelids
– David Anderson
|12:00 noon||Questions & Answers|
|12:30 pm||Lunch (Included with registration)|
Grazing, stored forages, supplements and minerals
- Dan Linden
|3:00 pm||Refreshment Break|
Male and female Breeding Soundness Exams (BSE), Failure to conceive
- Maria Ferrer
|5:00 pm||Questions & Answers, Evaluation & Adjourn|
K-State Conference Speakers
David Anderson, DVM, MS, DACVS
Professor and Section Head, Agricultural Practices
Dr. Anderson received his DVM from North Carolina State University. He then completed a 1-year internship in medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia and a 3-year residency at Kansas State University. Dr. Anderson became a board certified specialist in surgery in 1995. While at Kansas State University, he earned a MS degree in Clinical Sciences. After 11 years at Ohio State University as Head of Food Animal Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Anderson returned to K-State in 2006 as Professor and Section Head of Agricultural Practices.
Maria Ferrer, DVM,
Clinical Assistant Professor, Equine Theriogenology
Dr. Ferrer received her Veterinary Degree from the University of Buenos Aires in 2000. In 2005, Maria completed her MS from Louisiana State. The title of her thesis is, "Post-breeding Endometritis after Low Dose Insemination in the Mare". Dr. Ferrer became a Diplomate of the American Academy of Theriogenology in 2005. Maria joined the K-State faculty in August of 2006.
Meredyth Jones, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Clinical Assistant Professor, Agricultural Practices
Dr. Jones received her DVM from Oklahoma State University in 2002. She entered private practice at the Midway Veterinary Clinic in Brandenburg, Kentucky for one year. She then completed a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine-Emphasis Food Animal and received an MS degree in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences at Oklahoma State University in 2006. Dr. Jones joined the K-State faculty in July of 2006.
Dan Linden, MS
Mr. Linden received his MS degree in Veterinary Science from Ohio State University specializing in camelid nutrition and grazing management. He was herd manager for Ohio State University Camelid Health Program. Dan is currently pursuing a PhD in Ruminant Nutrition in the College of Agriculture at K-State.
Matt Miesner, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Clinical Assistant Professor, Agricultural Practices
Dr. Miesner received his DVM from Washington State University in 1999. He then practiced as an associate veterinarian in general private practice in Pasco, Washington before beginning a residency in Food Animal Medicine and Surgery at Ohio State University. After his residency Dr. Miesner remained at OSU as a clinical instructor and a year later was appointed as an assistant professor and also received his MS degree. Dr. Miesner joined the K-State faculty in August of 2006.
Thank you to the following for their contributions to this conference!
A parking permit IS required to park on campus Monday-Friday. An electronic permit will be emailed to registrants the week before the conference. Since the Student Union Parking Garage is under construction, parking is available for conference participants on the east side of the K-State football stadium. Enter on the north side of the parking lot off Kimball Avenue. A shuttle will take participants from the stadium parking lot to the K-State Student Union.
If you have any conference questions please contact Linda Johnson or Marci Ritter by phone at 785-532-5696 or e-mail at VMCE@vet.k-state.edu, Veterinary Medical Continuing Education at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University.
If you have questions regarding registration
information, please call Rebecca at 785-532-5569.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn at the Campus and the Super 8 Motel. The block rates and cutoff dates are listed below. Please refer to the “Llama and Alpaca Conference” when reserving your room.
We advise you to make your room reservations as soon as possible as rooms are limited in Manhattan and blocks are reserved on room availability, first-come first-served basis.
Holiday Inn at the Campus
17th and Anderson, 785-539-7531
Rooms: $99.95 + tax • Cutoff date: November 12
Super 8 Motel
200 Tuttle Creek Blvd., 785-537-8468
Rooms: $58.99-64.99 + tax • Cutoff date: November 6
Other motels in Manhattan are listed below.
Best Western , 601 E Poyntz Ave., 785-537-8300
Clarion , 530 Richards Drive, 785-539-5311
Quality Inn , 150 E. Poyntz Ave., 785-770-8000
Econo Lodge , 1501 Tuttle Creek Blvd., 785-539-5391
Fairfield Inn , 300 Colorado St., 785-539-2400
Hampton Inn , 501 E. Poyntz Ave., 785-539-5000
Motel 6 , 510 Tuttle Creek Blvd., 785-537-1022
Regency Inn , 419 Holiday Drive, 785-537-0630
Manhattan area information
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