NDSU hosts small-ruminant reproductive management workshop

North Dakota State University’s 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 and goat producers have a hard time finding veterinary practices that have much experience with small ruminants,” said Reid Redden, NDSU Extension Service sheep specialist. “This workshop will allow for veterinarians to gain additional knowledge and hands-on experience needed to provide the latest in sheep and goat reproductive techniques to their clientele.”

Topics that will be covered include:

• Reproduction in sheep and goats;

• Methods of estrous synchronization and superovulation;

• Semen collection, evaluation and preservation;

• Development of teaser rams;

• Laparoscopic artificial insemination;

• Embryo collection and transfer; and

• Ultrasonography.

Other sponsors of this workshop are the American Sheep and Goat Center, based in Rockland, ME, and the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

The application deadline for the workshop is Oct. 1. For more information, contact Redden at 701-231-5597 or or visit