Anne Lichtenwalner, DVM, PhD
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Director, University of Maine Animal Health Laboratory
5735 Hitchner Hall, Room 136
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469
(207) 581-2789 / (207) 581-4430 fax
Dr. Anne Lichtenwalner, DVM PhD is a 1989 graduate of Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine, whose PhD research involved reproductive research in llamas. She has clinical, academic, and research experience with a broad range of species. As director of the University of Maine Animal Health Lab (UMAHL) since early 2008, she provides necropsy and diagnostic services for many of Maine’s sheep and goat producers. The UMAHL facilities include appropriate bacteriology and PCR capabilities consistent with the needs of this project. Dr. Lichtenwalner has worked with Richard Brzozowski on several sheep and goat educational projects, and has a special interest in decreasing disease losses to small ruminant producers.
Dr. Thomas Settlemire, PhD
Yarmouth, ME 04096
Tom Settlemire, PhD, Professor emeritus at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine graduated from Ohio State University with BS and MS degree in dairy science and animal physiology. He earned a PhD from North Carolina State University in biochemistry. He worked at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, the Ohio State School of Medicine, and most recently was Professor of Biology and Chemistry at Bowdoin College where he taught and did research in immunology and microbiology. He has been active in many sheep development project in New England including a USDA-SARE grant (2000-2005) to breed a line of Katahdin sheep resistant to infection with the barber pole worm.
Dr. Charles Parker, PhD
4436 Castleton Road West
Columbus, OH 43220
Reared on a fourth generation sheep farm in Eastern Ohio. Received BS and MS degrees in Animal Science from The Ohio State University and PhD in Animal Genetics at Texas A&M University. Dr. Parker was in-charge of sheep research and beef cattle breeding at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center for 18 years. He Served as Research Director, at the USDA/ARS U. S. Sheep Experiment Station, Dubois, ID. His research emphasis has been on intensive sheep management systems; genetic selection for reproductive and growth efficiencies and resistance to disease, footrot and gastrointestinal parasites. Presided as President of the 6th World Sheep and Wool Congress, Christchurch, NZ.
Dr. Richard J. Brzozowski, PhD
Extension Educator — Agriculture
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104,
Falmouth, ME 04105
1-800-287-1471 (toll free in Maine)
Brzozowski grew up in rural New Hampshire and was active in a sheep 4-H project for nearly ten years in his youth. His training includes degrees in applied animal science from the University of New Hampshire, fruit & vegetable science from the University of Massachusetts, Extension Education and Agriculture Education from the University of Missouri. He has served as a county agriculture educator in Cumberland County, Maine since 1987. He designs, implements and evaluates educational programs for farmers and gardeners. From 2000 to 2005, Brzozowski served as the PI for the Katahdin Hair Sheep Research Project, a SARE-funded research and education project that focused on developing a strain of sheep with natural resistance to the barber pole worm. He is the key agent for sheep and goat programming in Maine.