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Thirty Years of Camelid Research at OSU

March 24th, 2015

Huber_llama-(2)At the International Camelid Medicine Conference in Corvallis last week, Dr. Chris Cebra presented a slide show highlighting thirty years of camelid medical research at OSU. Oregon State was a leader in early camelid medical research, including the development of safe and effective sedative and anesthetic techniques, and were among the first to develop blood reference ranges.

In 1986, when Oregon llama owners gathered at the Buell Grange Hall to form an new association, one of their goals was to support camelid medical research at OSU. At that time, little was know about camelid health. “In the early 1980s, if you had a sick llama, it was often a dead llama,” says Cebra.

Cebra’s presentation included lots of great old photos, including some faculty you may recognize.

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