PAOBA is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert VanSaun will be our guest on Saturday Aug 5th. His seminar is titled “Everything you wanted to know about alpaca nutrition but were afraid to ask or not know what to ask”
Robert Van Saun has earned DVM, MS, and PhD (ruminant nutrition) degrees and is a board certified diplomate in the American College of Theriogenologists (reproduction) and American College of Veterinary Nutrition. He joined the Penn State faculty as an extension veterinarian and is currently a Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. His professional activities include teaching, research and providing extension programs across species on various nutrition, animal health and reproductive topics regionally, nationally and internationally. Research interests include the role of nutrition in animal health and performance, especially pregnancy nutrition, and improving diagnostic tests to evaluate nutritional status. Completed research projects in llamas and alpacas have addressed vitamin D, hepatic lipidosis, and trace mineral nutrition. He has authored the nutrition chapter in “The Complete Alpaca” by Eric Hoffman and the nutrition section in the new “Llama and Alpaca Care” textbook. His published articles describing llama and alpaca nutritional requirements was incorporated into the new NRC small ruminant nutrient requirements publication.
Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, State College PA
Room Rate: $114 (PLEASE USE GROUP CODE : PAOB17B to get the $114 room rate.)
When making your room reservation, please let the Penn Stater know that you are attending the PAOBA seminar. Call ASAP while room availability is still good.