2010 AO FALL EDUCATION EVENT

Location: Holiday Inn, Peterborough, ON
Date: October 23rd & 24th, 2010



Guest Speaker
Brett Kaysen

Brett was raised east of Brighton, Colorado where he has always been involved with every aspect of raising livestock. While growing up, Brett was an active 4-H member and successfully competed in livestock shows at many levels and in many events. While attending middle school, Brett took an interest in livestock judging and competed at several youth contests around the State of Colorado as well as on a National level. Brett was a member of a Reserve National Champion Livestock Judging Team while pursuing his undergraduate degree.

Brett Kaysen has been an influence in the Alpaca Community on many levels since 2001 when he brought his professional animal science background to the alpaca livestock industry. He travels coast-to-coast teaching seminars on alpacas consisting of classroom presentations, as well as "hands-on" workshops. He also holds an instrumental position with AOBA Judges Training Program where he teaches Oral Reasons and Conformation. Brett has a passion for educating, especially in the area of youth education. He has taught the nation's youth about various livestock industries and has spent countless hours volunteering to educate youngsters involved in 4-H programs nationwide.







Guest Speaker
Dr. Pat Long

Dr. Long has co-written important Camelid publications such as "Llama and Alpaca Neonatal Care". He is a well-known veterinarian specializing in camelid health and treatment. He received his DVM in 1976 from Kansas State University. After serving a 5- year stint in the U.S. Army, he entered private veterinary practice in Oregon. As the owner of a four-person mixed animal practice, Eastgate Veterinary Clinic in Corvallis, OR, Pat spends about half of his professional time caring for llamas and alpacas. Dr. Long has been an invited speaker at camelid events worldwide. He has authored numerous articles published in Alpacas Magazine as well as a chapter on herd health in the Veterinary Clinics of North America Llama Medicine. Dr. Long currently sits on the ARF Board and is Board liaison to the Development Committee.





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