Attempts are being made to regulate domestic sheep and goats in Alaska; currently in the form of Board of Game proposal 90. This attempt is based on a potential that domestic sheep and goats can carry a primary bacterium associated with pneumonia in wild sheep – Mycoplasma Ovipneumoniae (M.ovi).
The North American Packgoat Association (NAPgA) recently completed a research project to understand the prevalence and distribution of M.ovi in pack goats. The results of this study were very promising, with only four percent of animals testing positive.
Join us on April 18 at 5:30 pm at the Craftsman House on the fairgrounds in Palmer to discuss a research project similar to NAPgA’s being conducted in Alaska.
Hear what protocol would be for this project, what possible outcomes could mean, and provide your feedback on this option.
Please let me know if you plan on attending this meeting in person or if you would be interested in calling in: Amy Seitz – 252-5064 or [email protected]