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Susan R. Kerr


WSU Northwest Regional Livestock and Dairy Extension Specialist

(WSU Faculty member since 1995)

Areas of Interest

Livestock health

Disease prevention


Disaster readiness

4-H youth development

Animal welfare

Sustainable livestock production

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Education, Kansas State University

D.V.M, Cornell University

B.S. in Animal Science, Cornell University

Selected Work Experience

WSU Northwest Regional Livestock and Dairy Extension Specialist

Washington State University-Klickitat County Extension Director

Graduate Research Assistant, Kansas State University

Private veterinary practice

Professional Association Membership

National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals

American Veterinary Medical Association

American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners

American Association of Bovine Practitioners

Washington State Veterinary Medical Association

American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists

National Association of 4-H Agents

National Association of County Agents

Washington State Association of 4-H Agents

Washington Extension Agents and Specialists Association

Extension Disaster Education Network

Selected Publications

Kerr, S.R. 2015. Management Practices to Mitigate Livestock Heat Stress. Washington State University Extension Fast Track publication FS157E.

Kerr, S.R., E. Hammond, B. Tuck, and S. Olson. 2015. Living on the Land: Getting Started with Sheep and Goats. Oregon State Extension Service.

Kerr, S.R., J. Glass, S. Collman, M. Bush, D. Pehling, and T. Murray. 2014. Recommendations for Extension Professionals and Volunteers Regarding Individuals with Delusional Infestation. Journal of the National Association of County Agriculture Agents (NACAA) 7(2).

Kerr, S.R. 2014. Parasite Control in Youth Market Hog Projects. Washington State University Extension Fast Track publication FS101E.

Kerr, S.R. 2013. Preparing Youth for the Sale of their Market Livestock Project. Washington State University Fast Track Extension publication FS112E.

Kerr, S.R., Ferguson, H. and Hudson, T.D. 2013. 2014 Beef Management Calendar, MISC0396,

Tuck, B., S.R. Kerr, E. Hammond, and S. Olson. 2013. Living on the Land: Spring Pasture Essentials. Oregon State Extension Service EC 1642-E.

Tuck, B., Kerr, S.R., Hammond, E. and Olson, S. 2013. “Spring Pasture Essentials” (EC 1642-E), OSU Extension Living on the Land publication series. Available as publication and pod casts at

Peterson, C., Alhamid, A., Hall, J.B., Smith, S., Kerr, S.R., Moore, D. and Kasimanickam, R. (2011). Effect of 1 vs. 2 doses of prostaglandin F2alpha administration on AI pregnancy in a 5-day progesterone based CO-Synch protocol in crossbred beef heifers. Theriogenology. May;75(8):1536-42. Epub 2011 Feb 12.

Kerr, S.R. et al. 2000-2007. National 4-H Cooperative Curriculum System: eleven National 4-H Animal Science curricula developed (four new, seven revisions).



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