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$50 per adult, $30 ages 14-18The all-day conference will focus exclusively on gastrointestinal parasites, which are problematic on most small ruminant farms. The program will seek to educate stakeholders on the most up-to-date methods and recommendations for controlling parasites. It will include general sessions and a separate program for older youth. All youth registrants MUST be accompanied by a registered adult.All speakers in the adult program are members of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC). They include Dr. Dahlia O’Brien, Virginia State University; Dr. Kwame Matthews, Delaware State University; Dr. Nelson Escobar, University of Maryland Eastern Shore; Susan Schoenian, University of Maryland; and Dr. Niki Whitley, Fort Valley State University. Youth instructor will be Chantel Wilson (4H-STEAM Specialist).The program is a collaborative effort among Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Cooperative Extension. Collaborators also include Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine Faculty members (Drs. Gilbert Patterson, Gerry Roberson, and Philippa Gibbons). The 2019 Conference organizers include Dahlia O’Brien and Amy Fannon with VCE.AgendaADULT PROGRAM 8 AM-9 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast9 AM-9:15 AM: Welcome and Overview of LMU’s Veterinary Medicine Program9:15 AM-10:00 AM: Biology, species, life cycles, symptoms (Dahlia)10 AM-10:45 AM: Pasture management (Whitley)10:45 AM-11 AM: AM Break11 AM-noon: Treatments — drugs, natural, TST (Susan)Noon-1 PM: LUNCH (lamb and goat)1 PM-1:45 PM: Genetics (Kwame)1:45 PM-2:30 PM: Integrated parasite management (Nelson)2:30 PM-2:45 PM: PM Break2:45 PM-3:30 PM: Ask the experts (panel of speakers and LMU veterinarians)YOUTH PROGRAM 8 AM-9 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast9 AM-9:15 AM: Welcome and Overview of LMU’s Veterinary Medicine Program9:15 AM-10:45 AM: Worms/parasites: vocabulary ice breaker; Grass, goats and uninvited guests (Wilson, agents and LMU vet students)10:45 AM-11 AM: AM Break11 AM-noon: Grass, goats and uninvited guests (Wilson, agents and LMU vet students)Noon-1 PM: LUNCH (lamb and goat)1 PM-2:30 PM: Got guts? Anatomy of the ruminant stomach (LMU faculty and students); Worm JEOPARDY2:30 PM-2:45 PM: PM Break2:45 PM-3:30 PM: Ask the experts (panel of speakers and LMU veterinarians)For more information, contact Mollie Klein at (804) 524-5960 or mklein@vsu.edu.