An evening with a Small Ruminant Parasitologist, Dr. James Miller
Monday, June 16, 2014
Dr. James E. Miller is a faculty member in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University. He is scheduled to vacation in southern, Maine in June. The Maine Sheep Breeders Association the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and the Turner Veterinary Service have arranged for sheep producers, goat producers and other interested parties to meet with Dr. Miller and learn from him.
Monday, June 16, 2014
5:00 to 6:30 pm – Evening meal (on-your-own) meet at Cole Farms Restaurant located at 64 Lewiston Road (Routes100/202/4) in Gray, Maine. Please arrive by 5:15 pm to order off the menu. RSVP 207-781-6099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with contact phone number, email, number of attendants, and subject line MILLER.
7:00 to 8:30 pm – The educational component of the evening is scheduled for the Maine Forest Service Building on Route 26 (356 Shaker Road) in Gray. Free and open to the public.
Both of these sites are easy accessed from the Maine Turnpike – 10 minutes from Exit 63
Topics to be presented:
- Update and new concepts in regards to small ruminant parasite management- -Including organic and natural methods
- Using anthelmintics effectively
- Q&A and discussion – Bring your questions
Dr. James E. Miller is a faculty member in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University where he has been for 30 years. He graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, CA in 1978 and obtained a PhD degree from the same institution in 1984. He also completed a Food Animal Residency in 1981. He is author and/or coauthor of numerous refereed journal articles, technical/report papers, proceedings papers, abstracts and book chapters. He is a research collaborator on many projects with national and international organizations.
He is a co-founder of the American Southern Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control. The Consortium’s primary purpose is to evaluate and promote integrated control of nematode infection with a concentration on alternative non-chemical methods. Dr. Miller is the principal investigator for several competitive and industry supported grants studying the epidemiology, control, and genetics of ruminant nematode parasitism. His area of special expertise is small ruminant gastrointestinal nematode parasitism, which is one of the most serious constraints affecting production world-wide. Economic losses are caused by decreased production, costs of prophylaxis, costs of treatment, and the death of infected animals. Anthelmintic resistance in nematode populations (specifically affecting small ruminants) threatens the success of treatment programs.
Dr. Miller’s current research is two-fold: 1) To evaluate alternative (non-chemical) approaches for protection against nematode infection, and 2) To determine why, and/or how resistant animals differ from more susceptible animals to gastrointestinal nematode infection.