North Dakota State University's (NDSU) Animal Sciences Department is hosting a small-ruminant reproductive management workshop on campus Nov. 10-12. This workshop is for veterinarians who treat small ruminants and veterinary students.
"Compared with other livestock industries, sheep producers have a hard time finding veterinary practices that have much experience with small ruminants," says Reid Redden, NDSU extension service sheep specialist. "This workshop will allow veterinarians to gain additional knowledge and hands-on experience needed to provide the latest in sheep reproductive techniques to their clientele."
Topics that will be covered include reproduction in sheep, methods of estrous synchronization and super ovulation, semen collection, evaluation and preservation, development of teaser rams, laparoscopic artificial insemination, embryo collection and transfer and ultrasonography.
The application deadline to attend the workshop is Oct. 1. For more information, contact Redden at (701) 231-5597 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ag.ndsu.edu/reproductiveworkshopforsmallruminants.