Small Ruminant Committee
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The charges to the Committee are:
1. Determine the program and speakers for Annual Meeting in September.
2. Monitor legislative issues that may affect small ruminant practitioners in Iowa and be prepared to provide input and a position statement with rationale in regards to such issues.
3. Develop a liaison relationship with appropriate small ruminant producer groups.
4. Prepare and submit a report (one page maximum) of the Committee’s accomplishments and programs.
Small Ruminant Committee Minutes
April 7, 2009
The Small Ruminant Committee of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association met by teleconference at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2009. Present for the meeting were Drs. Paul Plummer, Keith Miller, Pam Zaabel, Nancy Hoagland, Jerry Katzer and Tom Johnson.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss topics and potential speakers for the small ruminant session at the IVMA Annual Meeting on Friday, September 18. That program will be sponsored by Fort Dodge Animal Health.
Suggested topics and speakers:
Dr. Paul Plummer doing small ruminant case presentations
Cindy Wolf of Minnesota doing a variety of programs.
A program on confirmation issues as they affect health problems, specifically longevity, kid health etc
Program on alpacas and llamas
Program on emerging diseases. Dr. Plummer mentioned goiter may be a congenital problem in boar goats.
A session on abortions
A session on milk quality Dr. Plummer mentioned in the last year, Iowa has grown from 100 registered goat dairies to 225.
A program on captive deer (speaker name mentioned was Cliff Shipley) tuberculosis, chronic wasting disease and wildlife affect on small ruminants
A session on short topics, toxicology, nutrition and practice tips.
A presentation on zoonotic issues as it affects small ruminants.
The committee left it to the discretion of Dr. Plummer and Dr. Johnson to set up the exact program and times for the sessions.
The meeting adjourned at 8:55 a.m.
April 7, 2005
The Iowa Veterinary Medical Association Small Ruminant Committee met via teleconference at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2005.
Present were: Drs. Keith Miller, Jerald Katzer, Mark Brinkman and Tom Johnson.
Excused absences were: Drs. Pam Zaabel and James McMillan. Absent without excuse were: Drs. SueLee Robb-Austerman, Gary Grauerholz, Nancy Hougland and Jim Kenyon.
Executive Director Tom Johnson called the meeting to order. Potential topics for the Small Ruminant session at Annual Meeting were discussed. The Small Ruminant session is scheduled for Friday, September 30th for 8–9:30 and 10–11:30 a.m.
1. Spider lambs
2. Genetic testing
4. Case reports
5. Llama medicine
6. Drying ewes after weaning to prevent mastitis
7. Update on treatment protocols for antibiotic use in sheet & goats
8. Rectal prolapse in show lambs
Tom Johnson will:
1. Contact Gene Check – 1629 Blue Spruce Dr., Ft. Collins, CO 80524, 800/822-6740 regarding possible speaker
2. Contact Ila Davis regarding llama medicine
3. Contact Cyndy Wolfe regarding suggested speakers on antibiotic therapy (University of Minnesota)
4. Discuss these potential topics with Chairman Robb-Austerman
5. Contact Small Ruminant Association for suggestions.
6. Contact the Diagnostic Lab at ISU regarding cases of interest
7. Contact Dr. Duke Wilgenbusch regarding his handling of rectal prolapse
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 18, 2004
The Small Ruminant Committee of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association met via conference call at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2004. Dr. Tom Johnson failed to notify Chairman Miller about the meeting. Present for the meeting were Drs. Tom Johnson, Paul Eness, Roger Schladesky. Dr. Miller talked with Dr. Johnson and Dr. Jerry Katzer after the conference call.
1. Dr. Kim Retchloff was mentioned as a possible speaker at the annual meeting planning committee meeting. Dr. Retchloff (563/875-8024) will be unavailable on September 23-24, but would like to present at another meeting.
2. Jim McMillan – Winthrop Veterinary Clinic
3. Cindy Wolfe from Minnesota– Mandatory ID in Sheep
4. Dr. Rook at Michigan State Extension (517/353-9210) – herd health.
5. Duke Wilgenbusch – spoke at Eastern Iowa VMA on rectal prolapses.
6. Dr. Schiltz or Pam Smith – Scrapies update
7. General topic – Western States – 30 elk in one herd died – need DNR or Diagnostic Lab speaker
8. Other topics
a. Panel members
1. Rick Hickman
2. Rexanne Struve
3. Duke Wilgenbusch
4. Jay Bobb Pipestone
5. Sue Lee Robb
b. Panel Topics
1. Barn cough
2. Managing large flocks
Action: Dr. Johnson will confer with Dr. Miller regarding a program and speakers.