AABP Annual Conference Sessions

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AASRP

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Small Ruminant Dairy Production for the Bovine Practitioner


Dr. Andrea Mongini
To assist bovine veterinarians in understanding the herd health and production medicine needs of goat and sheep dairies. Bovine veterinarians have a wealth of knowledge that can be utilized on small ruminant dairies. This lecture will help bridge the knowledge gap by emphasizing the needs of small ruminant dairies related to disease management, production medicine, milk quality, and basic nutrition. By the end of this lecture, veterinarians will have basic knowledge of what small ruminant dairy producers need from veterinarians and veterinary consultants and how to best create working relationships with dairy producers to assist them in making profitable and knowledgeable decisions related to the well being of their animals and operation.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
8:00:00 AM

Are goats really just small cows?


Dr. Andrea Mongini
To assist practitioners in understanding the differences and similarities between goats and cows. This lecture will help veterinarians understand how to utilize knowledge they have from cattle practice and also emphasize the areas where goats and cattle differ. Topics include variations in disease expression, social behavior, drug interactions, and basic nutrition.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
9:00:00 AM

Setting up yearly preventive health plan for sheep, goats, camelids


Dr. Blake Miller
The objective of this presentation is to provide useful and applicable information about setting up bi-yearly to yearly farm visits to help prevent and treat common diseases and conditions that are encountered when including small ruminants and camelids in your daily veterinary practice. Being able to prevent, diagnose, manage, and treat common diseases requires basic knowledge and tools that any veterinarian can easily acquire.
Friday, September 23, 2022
8:00:00 AM

Common Emergency & Musculoskeletal Repairs in the Small Ruminant


Dr. Andrew Muir
This session covers common emergency & musculoskeletal repairs in small ruminants. The objective of this lecture is to help the general practitioner recognize common musculoskeletal disorders of the small ruminant, initiate effective treatment, and to identify animals that should be considered for referral.
Friday, September 23, 2022
9:00:00 AM

Respiratory Disease of Sheep and Goats


Dr. Evelyn MacKay
Discuss diagnostic, treatment, and preventative options for small ruminant respiratory disease.
Friday, September 23, 2022
10:45:00 AM

Pregnancy Diagnosis in Small Ruminants


Dr. Jennifer Roberts
This presentation will cover the most common methods of pregnancy diagnosis used in small ruminants and their applicability for practitioners in the field. Methods discussed will include ultrasonography and blood based testing to detect pregnancy associated glycoproteins. A brief review of pregnancy and placental physiology will be included as well as timelines for fetal development and updates on recent research in the use of blood based pregnancy diagnosis compared to ultrasound.
Friday, September 23, 2022
11:30:00 AM

Troubleshooting Reproductive Failures in Small Ruminants


Dr. Charles T. Estill
This seminar will explore both common and unusual causes of reproductive failures in sheep and goats. A description of diagnostic techniques available to the private practitioner as well as in specialty practices will be presented.
Friday, September 23, 2022
1:45:00 PM

Feeding the Neonatal Lamb and Kid


Dr. Robert Van Saun
The presentation objective is to address four key areas in the nutritional program for neonatal small ruminants. Neonatal survival and efficient growth is dependent upon late maternal nutrition, colostrum feeding, rumen development, and stress-free transition to solid feed. Nutritional practices to ensure success in all four aspects will be detailed. Criteria for evaluating nutritional and passive transfer will be defined.
Friday, September 23, 2022
2:45:00 PM

Beef

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Feeding dairy beef


Dr. G. K. Jim
Friday, September 23, 2022
2:30:00 PM

Value of data driven decisions in beef herd reproductive management


Dr. Richard  Prather
The challenge to fill the vacancies occurring in rural private practice will continue to persist unless the paradigm of greater urban financial opportunities shifts to more comparable income potential and stable opportunity for profit in the cow-calf industry. Reproductive efficiency has long been recognized as one of the primary income drivers for profitable cow-calf operations. This discussion will focus on the techniques and data utilized in front loading the breeding/calving season in commercial cow-calf operations.
Friday, September 23, 2022
4:00:00 PM

The Epidemiology of Hoof-Related Lameness in Western Canadian Feedlot Cattle


Ms. Sarah Erickson
This session covers the description and analysis of the epidemiology of hoof-related lameness (HRL), including infectious bovine pododermatitis (foot rot (FR)); digital dermatitis (DD); and toe-tip necrosis syndrome (TTNS), in western Canadian feedlot cattle, with an additional focus on the epidemiology of DD, previously undescribed with regards to feedlots. Statistical analyses of epidemiological risk factors for HRL and DD, analyzed at the individual animal level, including factors such as aquisition source, sex, population size, and placement quarter, give insights into future research and help inform feedlot producers, veterinarians and industry professionals on the control and prevention of HRL in western Canadian feedlot cattle. Furthermore, a case control study on the presence or absence of DD in western Canadian feedlots provides further insight into the epidemiology of this disease and fosters future research regarding DD in feedlots.
Friday, September 23, 2022
5:15:00 PM

Drought management for cow calf operations


 Burke Teichert
Saturday, September 24, 2022
10:15:00 AM

Bovine trichomoniasis Overview and Testing


Dr. Bethany Funnell
The objective of this presentation is to provide attendees with an overview of bovine trichomoniasis in the U.S., including estimated prevalence, prevention and control at a herd level. We will also consider various state testing regulations for animal movement, and discuss challenges associated with sampling, sample handling, and testing procedures.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
3:00:00 PM

Theileria update


 Kevin Lahmers
Saturday, September 24, 2022
3:45:00 PM

On farm foot work common problems and common mistakes in cow/calf herds


 Aubrey N. Baird
Saturday, September 24, 2022
4:30:00 PM

Telemedicine


 G. K. Jim
Saturday, September 24, 2022
5:15:00 PM

Clinical Skills

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Practical Blood Transfusion


 Rachel Oman
Thursday, September 22, 2022
1:30:00 PM

Percutaneous Tube Placement for Treatment of Urolithiasis


 Rachel Oman
Thursday, September 22, 2022
2:00:00 PM

Liver Biopsy Procedure and Indications


 Ronald  Tessman
Thursday, September 22, 2022
2:30:00 PM

Rumen Fistula Surgery Indications and Procedure


 Ryan Rademacher
Thursday, September 22, 2022
3:00:00 PM

Bovine Physical Examination


Dr. Meredyth Jones
A complete physical examination is the basis for diagnosis. Attendees will have the opportunity to review the systematic physical exam and we will discuss interpretation of findings, creation of differential diagnoses lists and indications for further testing.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
4:00:00 PM

Interpretation of the Bovine CBC and Chemistry


Dr. Meredyth Jones
In this session, we will review the most valuable parameters on the CBC and serum chemistry and how to interpret them in light of physical exam and historical findings. We will also discuss situations where this testing is useful and what are its limitations.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
4:30:00 PM

Selection and Interpretation of Diagnostic Testing


Dr. Meredyth Jones
In this session, we will discuss common diagnostic tests used in bovine practice. We will evaluate each for their value in a given situation, their limitations, and how to interpret and apply results.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
5:00:00 PM

Bandaging, Casting, and Splinting


Dr. Jennifer Schleining
It's never a fun phone call to receive to let you know the bandage, splint, or cast you placed on the leg of your patient just fell off. In this session, we will review what constitutes a good bandage, steps to ensure your casts fit correctly, and where and when to splint.
Friday, September 23, 2022
8:00:00 AM

Sinus Trephination and Horn Problems


Dr. Jennifer Schleining
Horn problems and sinusitis ares most commonly seen following dehorning procedures, in rodeo stock following horn tipping, and in Longhorn cattle. Clinical resolution can be challenging owing to the complicated anatomy of the bovine paranasal sinuses. We will discuss clinical signs and treatment options using clinical cases and a review of pertinent literature.
Friday, September 23, 2022
8:30:00 AM

Case Selection and Procedures to Correct DAs


Dr. Scott Earnest
This presentation will cover prognostic factors to assist clinicians in their case selection for surgical correction of displaced abomasum in dairy cattle. It will focus on factors commonly available in dairy records and those observable in a typical on-farm physical exam. Additionally it will cover the variety of techniques commonly used to correct LDAs in the field in dairy practice.
Friday, September 23, 2022
9:00:00 AM

Calf Resuscitation


 Geoffrey W. Smith
Friday, September 23, 2022
9:30:00 AM

Roll and Toggling


Dr. K. Fred Gingrich II
Ho to roll and toggle
Friday, September 23, 2022
10:00:00 AM

General

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Joint Beef/Dairy Session - AM Use


 Nora Schrag
Saturday, September 24, 2022
8:00:00 AM

Practice Tips

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Acupuncture Points for Everyday Use


Dr. Dusty Nagy
This session will review the very basics necessary to use acupuncture in cattle. The several high utility points will be presented with anatomic locations and description of their use. This session is designed for the participant to be able to utilize these techniques without further training.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
6:30:00 PM

Students

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Emerging Technologies in Dairy Medicine


Dr. Luciano Caixeta
This session describes emerging technologies available for dairy producers. Such technologies are used to optimize animals performance, detect diseases, detect estrus,and assist with herd level monitoring. Understanding these technologies and being able to take advantage of the information generated by these sensors will equip dairy practitioners to add value to their service by contributing to the detection of herd level problems early and by minimizing the use of medications following the implementation of optimized protocols.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
8:00:00 AM

Surgery Tips for the Soon-To-Be and New Practitioner


Dr. Jennifer Schleining
Successful field surgeries require a higher level of attention and commitment to the finer details. During this interactive session we will use case material to highlight the important concepts that can make or break your surgical adventures. Topics to be covered include Halstead's surgical principles, suture selection, antibiotic use, and anatomy reviews.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
9:00:00 AM

How to manage hard things in order to thrive in veterinary medicine


 Betsy Charles
Saturday, September 24, 2022
10:15:00 AM

Contracts and Negotiations


Mr. Glen Sellers
Young associates must consider several professional and business factors as they enter the veterinary industry. Two factors that go hand in hand are contracts and negotiations. The objective of the presentation will be to cover the parts of a contract and how to negotiate a contract. In addition, this presentation will include a review of current direct and indirect compensation and benefits packages
Saturday, September 24, 2022
2:00:00 PM

Profitability of Rural Practice


Mr. Glen Sellers
There are several challenges for veterinarians and veterinary students in rural practice. The challenges are numerous and broad in scope. Rural veterinarians work in different business environments with high case and workloads, an ever-expanding client service area, long hours, lower salaries than other veterinarians within the industry, labor shortages, and increased educational debt loads. The objective of the presentation will be to discuss current economic challenges in rural practice and how to improve profitability.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
3:00:00 PM

Balancing the Hat Rack


Dr. Elizabeth Q. Kohtz
This session covers ideas, suggestions, and strategies to balance practice, family, and life. Learn what has worked (and a few things that haven’t) for one active veterinarian.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
4:00:00 PM

Giving and Receiving Feedback


 Richard Stup
Saturday, September 24, 2022
5:00:00 PM

VPS

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Which Came First: The Retirement Nest Egg or the Comprehensive Financial Plan?


Dr. Darby Affeldt
This session is designed to help attendees understand how to ensure that they’re on track to reach their financial goals. By approaching financial success and answers with focus on only one aspect of any financial life, i.e. the nest egg or investments, there are bound to be gaps and opportunities which are missed. As in veterinary medicine, the preferred pathway to care does not to start with the treatment itself; best practice is not to make assumptions. Rather, we start with the diagnostic workup and build a treatment plan based on what we learn from multiple factors, we then seek the products and solutions or strategies which fit that plan. Financial health, success and planning is approached in the same way; comprehensively.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
1:30:00 PM

Which Came First The Financial Nest Egg Or The Financial Plan


 Darby Affeldt
Thursday, September 22, 2022
2:30:00 PM

Owner Exit Strategies and Other Exit Issues


Mr. David  McCormick
There are many different ways to exit from practice ownership and each of them has strengths and limitations. This session will focus on the details that should be considered when planning your exit and transitioning your practice to the next owner who will carry it forward.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
4:00:00 PM

Corporate Buyout The Good and The Bad


 David McCormick
Thursday, September 22, 2022
5:00:00 PM

Practice Business Management Benchmarks


 David Gnad
Friday, September 23, 2022
8:00:00 AM

Various uses of pivot tables in practice including calculating ProSal Compensation


Dr. Alan D. Martens
A brief overview of how the concept of pivot tables motivated me to streamline our practice front office to increase accuracy, decrease labor, and improve client services. Then to explain pivot table examples including our use for a production based compensation system that ties to our accounting system, Sage® accounting. This system develops the pay for multiple partners and employees and compensates for on farm work, continuing education taken, in clinic support, mentoring students, vacation, and being on call. Other pivot table applications presented will be client bill breakout by categories for the clients internal budgeting, a pivot table that takes multiple distributor drop ship invoices and builds client invoices that are then uploaded via a CSV file directly into Sage, and tracking drug company back side rebates.
Friday, September 23, 2022
9:00:00 AM

The VMLRP and VSPG Programs and How They Work


 Robert Smith
Friday, September 23, 2022
10:45:00 AM

Experiences with the VMLRP and VSGP programs


Dr. Lincoln Montgomery-Rodgers
To explain to participants what it's like to apply for these programs, be awarded, and successfully operate a practice in a shortage area.
Friday, September 23, 2022
11:45:00 AM