Update on small coccidia (don’t forget about Emac!)
– Resistant parasites on the move, especially Barber pole worm
– Mites
– Lepto as a cause of abortions
– Immune compromised cria. A less-expensive treatment than plasma.
– Nutrition, cria growth rates, hay testing, feeding programs


Dr. Randy Larson
Dr. Randy Larson

Randy Larson, DVM, was born and raised on a small livestock farm in west central Illinois where he participated in FFA and 4-H. His DVM was earned at the University of Illinois where he also participated in postgraduate studies while in practice. His mixed practice in Alpha, IL was primarily cattle and swine, but really was kind of ‘All Creatures Great and Small’. He left practice after 30 years of getting butted, kicked, bitten and any other kind of abuse that animals can do. Nevertheless, he would do it again in a heartbeat. He continued to do vet work in the Illinois and Iowa Departments of Ag and began alpaca practice.

He developed an interest in alpacas after his 3 children left home and their 4-H projects ended. He has raised alpacas for 20 years, and his interest in alpaca practice has continued on during his semiretirement years. He has developed a friendship with 2 Peruvian vets who have been a source of information plus a connection with native alpacas. He actively assists new farms, speaks to alpaca groups, and continues to practice on alpacas exclusively.

He has always been active in community work, organized vet medicine, and continues to serve on the Board of the Alpaca Research Foundation.

He looks forward to presenting to your group on current topics of interest. Please come with questions.


Seminar Cost:  $55 for current members, $60 for current neighboring affiliate members, and $110 for non-members.  Those that do not provide advance notice of cancellation within 4 days of the seminar will not be eligible for a refund.

Date: September 30, 2023
Location:  Creekside Place, 102 Maple Street, Evansville, WI
Continental Breakfast and a Catered Lunch will be provided. All dietary restrictions can be addressed during meals.

Registration and Continental Breakfast:  8 a.m.
Seminar Begins:   Promptly at 8:30 a.m.
Lunch:  Noon to 1 p.m. Approximately
Seminar Concludes:  4 p.m.

Closest Hotel:  Grove Guest House, 8 So. Madison Street, Evansville, WI. This property is 2 minutes away from seminar venue. Contact:
Direct Phone – 608-290-3433
Direct Website

If you decide to stay in Evansville, a restaurant is open in the evening with a varied menu and full bar.


If you are not already a GLAA or affiliate member, join the GLAA or renew HERE. It will save you $5 off the non-member rate, and you will reap the benefits of being a GLAA member.

2023 GLAA Member55.00 USDMust be a paid 2023 GLAA Member
Non-Member110.00 USDNon-Member Ticket
2023 Co-Affiliate60.00 USDMust be a paid 2023 Neighboring Affiliate Member
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

2023 Student Deposit15.00 USD2023 Veterinary Student Ticket Deposit
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

UW Veterinary students will receive a full refund of their deposit upon entry to the seminar. Students that sign up and do not provide advance notice of cancellation within 4 days of the seminar will not receive a refund of their deposit.

Additional Hotel Information

If you are traveling on 90 and through Janesville, WI (from the south), here are some options with direct links to hotel websites.  Please use Google Maps from your address to the hotel and venue for accurate travel times.

Holiday Inn Express – Intersection of 90 and 14, Janesville, WI
Miles from hotel to Venue – 17.4 Miles 
Hotel Direct Line 888-465-4329
Direct Website –

TownePlace Suites by Marriott
2706 Pontiac Place, Janesville, WI
Miles from hotel to Venue – 17.1 Mile
Hotel Direct Line – 608-898-4200
Direct Website –

AmericInn By Wyndham
3900 Milton Avenue, Janesville, W
Miles from hotel to Venue – 17.2 Miles
Hotel Direct Line – 608-371-9981
Direct Website –

Hampton Inn 
2400 Fulton Street, Janesville, WI
Miles from hotel to Venue – 17.4 Miles
Hotel Direct Line – 608-754-4900
Direct Website –

If you are traveling from the North or West, Stoughton, WI may be a good choice for a hotel for you, rates are up to $50 less on the direct websites.  

Tru by Hilton
2500 Jackson St, Stoughton, WI 
Miles from hotel to Venue – 14.4 miles
Direct Phone – 608-205-2566
Direct Website –

Quality Inn and Suites 
660 Nygaard St, Stoughton, WI
Direct Phone – 608) 205-4201
Miles from hotel to Venue – 14.4 miles
Direct Website –

Days Inn by Wyndham
1124 W Main St, Stoughton, WI
Miles from hotel to Venue – 14
Direct Phone 608-873-0330
Direct Website –