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Camelid Health Conference

2014 Camelid Health Conference
Saturday, January 11, 2014

A Day with Dr. Norm Evans, Camelid Field Veterinarian
“Genetics, Fiber, Nutrition and Common Health Concerns”

Timely, Relevant and Evidence-based Education

Target Audience
This conference is designed for: alpaca and llama owners; Doctors of Veterinary Medicine; and veterinary technicians, who work with or want to learn more about camelids.

This conference provides the opportunity to gain knowledge regarding healthy camelids.

Silent Auction-New This Year
Your support allows us to provide practical up-to-date camelid learning opportunities! Please consider donating services or supplies for the first Camelid Health Conference Silent Auction. Bid on items throughout the day during the conference. Contact for more information. You are what makes the Camelid Health Conference possible!


PUB/CVM/VCE/CamelidConference/NormNorm Evans received his DVM degree from Auburn University in 1968. He started a mixed practice which became a 5 person practice. He did embryo transfer in cattle for 8 years and has done camelids for 25 years. Since 1996, his practice has been 100% camelid. He is author of 3 editions of The Alpaca Field Manual. While retired from active practice, he still works full time with field research of alpaca fiber production based on genetics and nutrition as measured by the skin biopsy and histogram.


Saturday-Tentative Schedule-subject to change - 7.5 CE credits

8:00amWelcome &Introductions
Dr. Anna Firshman

Pearson Lecture-To Maximize Fiber: Is It Primarily Genetics, Management, or the Environment


Carlson Lecture-A Field Veterinarian's Approach to Camelid Nutrition


Sire & Dam Contributory Genetics Traits


Breeding Decisions Based on Ribbons, Histograms, Skin Biopsies

3:15pm Break

A Field Veterinarian's Approach to Internal & External Parasites (Skin & Fiber Conditions)

5:15pmWrap Up 

Conference Faculty Coordinator
Dr. Anna Firshman


Early Registration
ends December 20, 2013

Regular Registration
starts December 21, 2013

Camelid Owners/Veterinary Technicians $95 $120
U of MN CVM DVM Students$35


Saturday Evening Dinner$30$30

Saturday Evening Dinner
As with any conference, networking is a must. Be certain to join your friends and colleagues for the Saturday evening buffet dinner at the Radisson Hotel Roseville.

Conference Location
The conference will occur on the University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus at the Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center.

Radisson Hotel Roseville
2540 North Cleveland
Roseville, MN 55113
651-636-4567 or 1-800-333-333
ask for the “Camelid Conference” rate $86.00 for standard king or double.

Gold Level Sponsor
MidAmerica Alpaca Foundation  
Over the Rainbow Alpaca Ranch
Foggy Bottom Alpacas

Silver Level Sponsor
Kent Laboratories/Triple J Farms
Upper Midwest Alpacas

Bronze Level Sponsor
Peris Farms
Veterinary Concepts

Farm Supporters
Consider being a Farm Supporter of the 2014 Camelid Health Conference. For only $50 your farm will receive website recognition, acknowledgement in the conference proceedings, and the option to have a display table at this year's conference. For more information contact Helen Weber at 612-624-3434 or 1-800-380-8636 or via email at

Thank you to our 2014 Camelid Health Conference Farm Supporters:

Spirit Song Alpacas

Sunrise River Alpacas

Great Lakes Alpaca Association

Whistling Pines Ranch

Northern Sky Alpacas

Sponsorship Opportunities
For those that would like to have greater access and visibility to veterinarians, veterinary technicians and llama/alpaca owners, we offer three sponsorship packages. As a sponsor you can strengthen and secure vital business affiliations and exposure and make a lasting impression by supporting programming at the 2014 Camelid Health Conference. Options for sponsorship levels can be found here.

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