Alpaca Nutrition and Pasture Q & A
October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Another in our series of free webinars for members and $15 for non-members.
RSVP with your questions by Friday October 23rd to email@example.com
Non-members can purchase a spot here.
Join us for Alpaca Ontario’s latest Zoom webinar on October 27th at 7 pm. Dr. Robert Van Saun will be available to answer questions you have about alpaca feed, nutrition and pasture.
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 dealt with vitamin D, hepatic lipidosis, and trace mineral nutrition. He is responsible for developing nutrition requirements for llamas and alpacas used in the National Research Council publication on Small Ruminant Nutritional Requirements. He is the author of the nutrition chapter in The Complete Alpaca by Eric Hoffman, revised the nutrition chapter in the upcoming revision of Dr. Fowler’s South American Camelid Medicine and Surgery textbook and was the editor/author of the nutrition section of Llama and Alpaca Care: Medicine, Surgery, Reproduction, Nutrition and Herd Health textbook.