AABP Annual Conference Sessions

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AASRP

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Role of Veterinarians in Disaster Preparedness: Focus on Small Ruminants and Wildfire


Dr. Fauna Smith
Outline how veterinarian can help their clients to be prepared for emergency evacuation or shelter-in place Discuss challenges facing evacuated small ruminant herds or herd left to shelter in place Outline most common clinical complications in small ruminants from wildfire
Thursday, October 07, 2021
8:00:00 AM

Small Ruminants for the Bovine Practitioner


Dr. Amanda J. Kreuder
This session will focus on providing the bovine practitioner with tips and tricks to help them confidently expand their practice to serve small ruminant and camelid clients.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
9:00:00 AM

Legal and Illegal Drug Use in Small Ruminants


Dr. Virginia Fajt
This presentation will outline the most important laws and regulations as well as the agencies responsible for enforcing regulations about drug selection and use in small ruminants. Case scenarios will be reviewed to highlight important regulatory issues.
Friday, October 08, 2021
8:00:00 AM

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Small Ruminant Practice


Dr. Virginia Fajt
The principles of antimicrobial stewardship will be reviewed with a focus on small ruminants species. Whether to use, and how to make reasonable antimicrobial choices, will be discussed, as will pathogens with known resistance challenges.
Friday, October 08, 2021
9:00:00 AM

(Re)emerging Infectious Diseases: Enteric Viral Diseases and Respiratory Disease Complex


Dr. Fauna Smith
Outline pathogens of significance Update current status of understanding origins and pathogenesis of pathogens Discuss options and pitfalls of control and prevention of significant pathogens
Friday, October 08, 2021
10:45:00 AM

Current Status of Genetic Testing in Small Ruminants from Disease to Management/production Traits


Dr. Fauna Smith
Outline common genetic disorders that have been identified and have available testing in sheep and goats. Outline available genetic testing for disease resistance and production traits and how those might be used for genetic selection.
Friday, October 08, 2021
11:30:00 AM

Reproductive Management of Rocky Mountain Elk (Cervus canadensis nelsoni)


Dr. Isaac Bott
This presentation will provide practical guidance for veterinarians on how to perform heat synchronization, artificial insemination and ultrasonography in elk. We will also discuss semen collection, evaluation and cryopreservation.
Friday, October 08, 2021
1:45:00 PM

Reindeer Care for the Ruminant Practitioner: An Overview of Anesthesia, Surgery and Common Veterinary Procedures


Dr. Isaac Bott
This presentation will be an overview of common clinical presentations a practitioner will likely encounter working with reindeer. We will discuss anesthesia, pain management, vaccination protocols and surgical procedures. We will discuss antler management, herd health and the reproductive peculiarities of this species.
Friday, October 08, 2021
2:45:00 PM

Small Ruminant Vitamins and Minerals


Dr. Scott Radke
This session covers essential vitamins and minerals pertaining to small ruminant species. The importance of vitamins and minerals and their role in biological function, as well as effects of deficiencies and toxicities will be included.
Friday, October 08, 2021
4:15:00 PM

Small Ruminant Toxicology and Cases


Dr. Scott Radke
This session covers several of the more common intoxications encountered in small ruminants. A review of several cases involving these toxins is also included to help aid in understanding the presentation of such situations.
Friday, October 08, 2021
5:00:00 PM

Beef

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Laboratory Diagnosis of Reproductive Failure in Beef Cattle


Dr. Larry Holler
Efficient laboratory diagnosis of reproductive failure in beef cows. This presentation will cover how best to use the D-Lab to get a diagnosis, including sample submission, testing strategies and current diagnostic trends.
Friday, October 08, 2021
1:45:00 PM

Immune Management and Vaccination of the Preweaning Beef Calf


Dr. Amelia R. Woolums
In this presentation we will review current knowledge regarding immunity in preweaning beef calves, with a focus on the impacts of management and vaccination on calves in this age group.
Friday, October 08, 2021
2:45:00 PM

Evaluation of Sperm Morphology: What the Spermiogram is Telling Us


Dr. Jennifer Koziol
Discuss proper preparation of morphology slides along with common morphology defects seen and how we use the overall picture or "spermiogram" to make a prognosis regarding that bull's reproductive ability.
Friday, October 08, 2021
4:15:00 PM

Market Outlook for the Beef Industry


Dr. Lee Schulz
This presentation will summarize the current supply and demand situation, draw implications for cattle and beef markets, and outline a series of broader issues shaping the marketplace.
Friday, October 08, 2021
5:00:00 PM

Replacement Heifer Economics: Buy vs. Raise


Dr. Lee Schulz
The buy versus raise question for replacement heifers is not new, but may be one of the more important decisions confronting cow-calf producers. Determining an optimal herd replacement strategy is a complex decision and driven by several factors. To assist producers in making this decision, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has developed decision tool spreadsheets to determine which management strategy is best in any given year. The decision tools will be highlighted and a host of examples employed enabling attendees to apply the information to their own operation and situation.
Friday, October 08, 2021
5:30:00 PM

The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef


Mrs. Ashley McDonald
Provide a comprehensive overview of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. Since 2015, the USRSB has developed a Sustainability Framework for the U.S. beef industry, and are endeavoring to set Goals for the entire U.S. beef value chain. Implementation and improvements in sustainability will require all parts of the beef value chain, including allied industries like the veterinary services industry.
Saturday, October 09, 2021
8:00:00 AM

Update on the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef


Mrs. Anne Wasko
To provide an update on how Canada has supported sustainable beef production through a multi-stakeholder process. The CRSB also supports a certification program that allows end users to source certified sustainable beef.
Saturday, October 09, 2021
8:30:00 AM

Packer/Retailer Perspectives on North America’s Beef Sustainability Roundtables


Mr. Jeffrey Fitzpatrick-Stilwell
Provide insight on sustainable beef sourcing programs from a processor/retailer perspective and why they are important to Cargill and our customers.
Saturday, October 09, 2021
9:00:00 AM

Sustainability in a Commercial Feedyard


Mr. Mike Drinnin
Stewardship and continuing improvements on productivity in commercial feedlots working together with all segments of agriculture production to better our land for future generations of agriculture producers
Saturday, October 09, 2021
9:30:00 AM

National Feedlot AMU/ AMR Surveillance in Canada


Dr. Sheryl Gow
The presentation will highlight the development and implementation of a national AMU and AMR surveillance system in Canadian feedlot cattle.
Saturday, October 09, 2021
10:30:00 AM

A Pilot Antimicrobial Use Monitoring Project in 22 U.S. Beef Feedlots


Dr. Mike D. Apley
This presentation outlines a pilot antimicrobial use monitoring project in U.S. beef feedlots. The objectives are to describe components of this type of program, outline challenges and opportunities, describe the metrics used for reporting, and discuss findings.
Saturday, October 09, 2021
11:00:00 AM

Promising Feeding Management Strategies and Non-antibiotic Additives to Reduce Feedlot Disease and Incidence of Liver Abscesses


Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo
An objective review of current management strategies and promising non-antibiotic-based additives to reduce feedlot disease and liver abscesses will be presented. A special section on recent discoveries on dry matter delivery fluctuations resulting from inherent changes in ingredient dry matter will be used to support intake management strategies.
Saturday, October 09, 2021
2:30:00 PM

Application of Remote Sensoring Technology for the Early Detection of Bovine Respiratory Disease


Dr. Jason S. Nickell
Attendees will review the numerous challenges involved in the diagnosis of bovine respiratory disease. The discussion will then focus on new technology designed to detect individual calves with BRD earlier and more accurately while optimizing labor efficiency.
Saturday, October 09, 2021
3:15:00 PM

Introduction to the US Cattle Industry Feedyard Audit


Dr. David B. Sjeklocha
This presentation will describe the development of, and the animal welfare benefits of the NCBA Feedyard Welfare Audit, recently certified by PAACO.
Saturday, October 09, 2021
3:45:00 PM

Evolution of BRD Metaphylaxis to Optimize Cost and Judicious Use Practices


Dr. Jason S. Nickell
Participants will learn about the Whisper On Arrival technology may augment conventional metaphylaxis program. Specifically, how the technology's application is designed to predict the likelihood of individual cattle developing BRD and how that data can impact the BRD metaphylaxis decision, the reduction in metaphylaxis cost, and support of judicious antibiotic usage.
Saturday, October 09, 2021
4:15:00 PM

Clinical Forums

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Value-Added Heifer Development


Dr. Glenn M. Rogers
This presentation represents my experiences with a beef heifer development enterprise. Hopefully, this information can benefit some of your clients’ operations, or at least challenge your thoughts on heifer development.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
7:00:00 AM

A Practical Discussion about Working with Organic Farms


Dr. Meggan V. Hain
This Clinical Forum will be an opportunity to ask your burning questions about working with organic farms and understanding the USDA organic program.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
7:00:00 AM

Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing and Antimicrobial Stewardship


Dr. Brian Lubbers
This session covers the process behind clinical breakpoint development and how it impacts the antimicrobial selection process. The primary focus is on interpretation of laboratory reports, but may include brief discussions on laboratory methods used for testing. Discussions will highlight how antimicrobial susceptibility testing can assist with antimicrobial stewardship in food animal settings.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
7:00:00 AM

Genomics Clinical Forum: Genomics and Veterinarians - Keeping Up with our clients


Dr. Kenneth L. Learmont
Discussion around what genomic information is available, how producers are using it, who's guiding them, and how practitioners can keep in the loop with their clients.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
7:00:00 AM

Managing Hypocalcemia and Transition Disease in Dairy Cows


Dr. Jesse Goff
Goff will lead discussions on the use of anionic diets to reduce hypocalcemia, with emphasis on the degree of acidification needed to reduce hypocalcemia while avoiding uncompensated metabolic acidosis. When using anionic diets what diet concentrations of Calcium, magnesium and phosphorus should we consider? If anionic diets are untenable, can we reduce hypocalcemia by utilizing a calcium deficient diet to prevent milk fever? Are oral calcium supplements (bolus, drench, gels) effective and how do they work? Discussion of approaches using vitamin D supplementation or administration, as well as new concepts about the role of serotonin on hypocalcemia of the transition cow will be discussed.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
7:00:00 AM

Vaccinating Calves: What's the Latest?


Dr. Amelia R. Woolums
This session will review current evidence for effective approaches to vaccinating calves to control disease in the preweaning and immediate postweaning periods, with emphasis on respiratory disease.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
7:00:00 AM

Flippin' the iceberg: A Systems Thinking Approach to Immunology and Vaccination Protocols in Beef Cow-Calf Systems


Dr. David N. Rethorst
Discover flippin’ the iceberg as a means of solving herd level problems as we briefly overview systems thinking including embracing the problem and avoiding unintended consequences. Further discussion will apply this process to beef cow production systems to enhance the immune system of the calf using fetal programming, nutrition, parasite control, stress management and an understanding of some of the unintended consequences to consider when developing vaccination protocols.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
7:00:00 AM

Clinical Skills

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Housing, feeding, and environmental considerations for the prevention of BRD


Dr. Theresa L Ollivett
In this session we will review housing, feeding, and environmental considerations for the prevention of BRD. Where possible, clinical cases will be used to illustrate specific concepts or impacts of interventions. Participants should go home with a broader understanding of bottlenecks relevant to respiratory health in young cattle as well as tools for measuring outcomes on their dairies.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
1:30:00 PM

Preventing BRD in Group-housed Pre-weaned Dairy Calves/Other Factors


Dr. Sandra Godden
Pair-housing studies have demonstrated that ‘having a buddy’ prior to weaning can result in increased dry feed intake before and during the weaning process, and behavioral differences such as reduced reactivity to novel objects. However, group housing can also result in significant increases in calfhood morbidity, including bovine respiratory disease (BRD). The objective of this section of the seminar will be to discuss non-facility related management practices which may be adopted to reduce or mitigate the risk for BRD in group housed pre-weaned dairy calves.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
2:00:00 PM

The Art and Mathematics of Making a Useful Diagnosis


Dr. David R. Smith
Clinical care begins with a diagnosis. The objective of this presentation is to guide thinking on the process to making a diagnosis that is accurate, useful, and leads to a solution.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
2:30:00 PM

Making Better Medical Decisions


Dr. David R. Smith
The course of action one takes or recommends following a diagnosis is fraught with the risk for bad choices. The objective of this session is to guide thinking on the medical decision-making process and how to plan a course of action more likely to be successful.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
3:00:00 PM

Wound Management in Cattle


Dr. Pierre-Yves Mulon
This presentation will cover the different types of wound healing with a focus brought to the wounds that needing to be considered true emergency to allow optimal chances for the animal to remain in production. Specific consideration will be given to the early recognition of alteration of the secondary healing process while treating deep digital sepsis.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
4:00:00 PM

Urolithiasis in Cattle and Small Ruminants


Dr. Pierre-Yves Mulon
This session covers the etiology, clinical sign of cattle suffering from urolithiasis. The medical and surgical management will be discussed. Indications of the various treatment options will be exposed in light of the intended use of the animal. Specific options for small ruminants will be discussed.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
4:30:00 PM

Preputial Injury Management


Dr. Chance Armstrong
This session will focus on penile and preputial conditions commonly encountered in natural service herds. We will discuss medical and surgical solutions available for practitioners.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
5:00:00 PM

Teaser Bull Preparation


Dr. Chance Armstrong
This session will explore the different approaches to preparing a teaser bull for detection of estrus. Clinically‐important anatomy will be reviewed and practical tips for success will be discussed for each technique.
Friday, October 08, 2021
8:00:00 AM

Practical Approaches to On-farm Pain Management in Cattle


Dr. Michael Kleinhenz
The objectives of this presentation are to discuss practical on-farm pain mitigation approaches as well as the regulatory implications of ELDU and AMDUCA.
Friday, October 08, 2021
8:30:00 AM

Growth-promoting Implants 101


Dr. Grant Crawford
Fundamental overview of growth-promoting implants for cattle. Why we use them, what's available, where they fit, and what considerations should be made to determine the right implant for a class of cattle.
Friday, October 08, 2021
9:00:00 AM

Selling the Cull Cow: Slaughter or Render


Dr. Jessica VanHook
This presentation will cover the basics of FSIS slaughter inspection, focusing on the veterinary disposition process for common bovine pathologies. At the end of the presentation, the bovine practitioner should understand the basis for an FSIS veterinarian to either pass an animal or carcass for human consumption or to condemn the carcass and remove it from the edible food chain. In addition, this presentation will discuss some additional considerations for animals under APHIS oversight, such as tuberculosis reactors and recently imported animals.
Friday, October 08, 2021
9:30:00 AM

Dairy

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Transition - A Headache or an Opportunity?


Dr. Fernando Soberon
During this talk we will explore the challenges and opportunities that farmers have with the post-weaned heifer. What are the long-term implications of the feeding and management practices used during this period? What should the target goals for growth be realistically set at?
Friday, October 08, 2021
1:45:00 PM

Bovine Leukosis:The Silent Thief


Dr. Ronald J. Erskine
Currently, the prevalence of BLV in U.S. dairy cows is about 50% and we now better recognize the hidden economic impact of BLV on milk production and cow longevity. Culling antibody-positive cows as the primary tool to eradicate the disease, e.g., as in Europe, is not likely to be successful, or economically viable, for dairy herds in North and South America. As herd health advisors, veterinarians need to develop management interventions to address BLV in client dairy operations. This seminar will present the practical science, as a foundation for practitioners, who then will be able to: 1) communicate the impact of BLV on the health of affected cattle, and on the bottom-line of a dairy operation, 2) establish BLV-monitoring within a herd, especially for “super-shedders”, and 3) discern the realities of compliance of BLV-control protocols, including farm labor, within individual herds, to help develop herd-specific interventions.
Friday, October 08, 2021
2:45:00 PM

Practical BLV Eradication Measures for Commercial Dairy Farms


Dr. Don Niles
To provide veterinarian with a practical approach to eradicating BVL virus from their clients’ herds. We will discuss practical testing protocols for identifying infected animals and rank them by their potential to spread to virus to herd mates. We will also discuss practical measures that can be taken to prevent further in herd spread as well as culling protocols to work these animals out of the herd
Friday, October 08, 2021
3:15:00 PM

A Veterinarian's Role in Creating more Days with 0% Lameness


Dr. Gerard Cramer
In this presentation, we will explore what the opportunities and challenges are of veterinarians to become more involved in foot health management. Recent data from a study looking at the thoughts of farmers, hoof trimmers, and veterinarians on lameness management will serve as the basis for this discussion.
Friday, October 08, 2021
4:15:00 PM

Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis: An Update


Dr. Annette O'Connor
In this presentation we will discuss the latest information about IBK: Epidemiology, causation, prevention and treatment highlighting where there are known differences between dairy and beef.
Friday, October 08, 2021
5:00:00 PM

IBK: A Practical yet Evidence-based Approach to Treatment and Prevention


Dr. Lowell Midla
This session will outline the current best practices for treatment and prevention of pinkeye in cattle.
Friday, October 08, 2021
5:30:00 PM

Parlor vs. Milking Efficiency - Faster isn't Always Better


Dr. Rhyannon Moore-Foster
Given the challenges of the dairy market, and increasing herd size, producers continue to strive to improve their “parlor efficiency”. However, this emphasis may be reducing herd “milking efficiency” and impacting cow health and productivity. Rushing cows through the milking parlor compromises pre-milking preparatory procedures and therefore oxytocin release for complete milk let down. Lack of milk flow after units are attached causes numerous problems for cows, including teat damage, increased risk of mastitis, and lost production. The goals of this seminar are to help veterinarians 1) evaluate a parlor’s pre-milking routine relative to oxytocin release 2) identify signals from the cow that indicate improper milk let down, and 3) describe the negative impacts this has on the cow and the farm. This presentation will help practitioners apply practical evaluations and develop opportunities to improve milking performance in client dairy herds.
Saturday, October 09, 2021
8:00:00 AM

Dairy Farm Profitability and Competitiveness: Evaluation Tools and Tips for Dairies of all Sizes


Mrs. Dianne Shoemaker
Dairy farms cannot be competitive if they are not profitable. How do farms know they are profitable? What are the basic financial tools needed to answer important financial questions? In this session we will learn about tools that are applicable to farms of all sizes and levels of financial expertise. Tips for effective use of benchmarking tools will be discussed.
Saturday, October 09, 2021
8:30:00 AM

Financial Consulting: Sharing Your Clients' Burdens


Dr. Brian Reed
This presentation explores opportunities to provide financial and business consulting services to dairy clients in a practice situation. A review of dairy business financial parameters, methods of standardizing financial performance and discussions of some standard benchmarks will be covered. Specific examples of services desired by clients will be examined.
Saturday, October 09, 2021
9:15:00 AM

Mycotoxins in Dairy Cattle: What We Know and What We Can Do


Dr. Paige Gott
Although much research related to mycotoxins has been conducted since aflatoxins were first discovered in the mid-20th century, there are still many unknowns when it comes to these fungal metabolites and their consequences in animals, especially cattle. This session will provide an overview of major mycotoxins and the associated clinical signs in dairy cattle which affect health, production, and profitability. Information related to mycotoxin analyses as well as mycotoxin mitigation strategies will also be covered.
Saturday, October 09, 2021
10:30:00 AM

Salmonella Dublin Diagnostics for the Field Veterinarian


Dr. Elisha Frye
There will be two main objectives of the presentation: 1. Review the pathogenesis, recognition and impact of Salmonella Dublin in dairy cattle. 2. Recommend appropriate antemortem and postmortem diagnostic testing, as well as strategies for detecting Salmonella Dublin in a herd and estimating herd prevalence.
Saturday, October 09, 2021
2:30:00 PM

Paired Housing of Dairy Calves: Current Best Practices and Tips for Success


Dr. Whitney Knauer
The objective of this presentation is to give the dairy practitioner practical tools to successfully implement paired housing of dairy calves during the pre-weaning period.
Saturday, October 09, 2021
3:15:00 PM

Practical Guide to Working with Organic Farms


Dr. Meggan V. Hain
This presentation is going to be an introduction to working with organic farms. We will not be discussing organic treatments or alternative modalities. Rather the goal of this presentation will be to give vets a working understanding of organics. We will cover the Organic Rule which determines what can or cannot be used, who or where you can find answers to specific questions you may have in the field, and which common tools and conventional treatments on your truck can be used in organics. And finally a few of the insights I've learnt as a conventionally minded vet working with organic farms over the last 4 years.
Saturday, October 09, 2021
4:00:00 PM

General

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Not One More Vet


Dr. Caroline JURNEY
Veterinary mental health and well-being has been a hot topic recently- but why do we struggle? Dr. Jurney, of Not One More Vet, discusses in depth what the research has shown about veterinary mental health, and talks about practical solutions we can all implement to improve the health of our profession.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
10:45:00 AM

COVID 19 Opportunities has presented for bovine practice


Dr. Christopher C.L. Chase
Provide an opportunity to look at the opportunities on the understanding of pathogenesis and vaccines from COVID19 mean for bovine practice
Friday, October 08, 2021
10:45:00 AM

FARAD-How we respond to withdrawal inquires


Dr. Fiona Maunsell
The USDA-funded Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank (FARAD) responds to thousands of requests from veterinarians for food safety information and drug withdrawal intervals for extra label drug use in food animals every year. These requests are handled by trained professional FARAD staff members at Colleges of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California - Davis, North Carolina State University, and Virginia-Maryland, in conjunction with FARAD directors from all 5 member institutions (UCD, NCSU, VM, University of Florida and Kansas State University). A variety of approaches are utilized to extrapolate withdrawal interval recommendations so that advice can be provided on safe and appropriate extra-label drug use. This presentation will review FARAD's role as an advisory body and provide transparency about how FARAD responds to inquiries on withdrawal intervals for legal extra label drug use or contamination cases in food animals.
Friday, October 08, 2021
11:30:00 AM

Practice Tips

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Fun With Needles


Dr. Aaron Pospisil
To teach practitioners a handful of easy and satisfying advanced diagnostic tools that can be done with mostly just a needle.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
5:00:00 PM

Excited with Excel


Dr. Claire Windeyer
The objective of this session is to share some quick tips and tricks that can help optimize the use of Microsoft Excel(R) for examining herd records. Excel(R) is a readily accessible tool with many (not so) hidden surprises that can be leveraged to help you help clients monitor their herd, investigate performance and health, and inform decision-making.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
5:12:00 PM

Squeeze Me Alive


Dr. Tera Rooney Barnhardt
This practice tip will go over the specifics of the Madigan Squeeze Technique: how to perform the technique, what to expect after the technique is performed and the thought process behind why it is effective.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
5:24:00 PM

Vet Box Tips


Dr. Justin D. Kieffer
Maintenance routines and simple repairs to keep your Bowie vet box functional.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
5:38:00 PM

I'd Splint That! - Tips for Tibial Fractures


Dr. Elizabeth Homerosky
The objective of the presentation is to share an alternative method of repairing tibial fractures using a customized splint. These splints are easy to make, extremely light weight, and less cumbersome for the calf than the traditional Thomas-Schroeder splint. This method of tibial fracture repair has a very high success rate and the splint can often be reused.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
5:50:00 PM

Students

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Vaccination Protocols for Dairy Calves


Dr. Amelia R. Woolums
In this presentation we will review vaccination strategies appropriate for dairy calves, with a focus on vaccination of calves in the first 6 months of life.
Saturday, October 09, 2021
9:00:00 AM

Vaccination Protocols for Beef Calves


Dr. Amelia R. Woolums
This presentation will review vaccination protocols for beef calves, with a focus on preweaning calves on cow-calf operations.
Saturday, October 09, 2021
9:30:00 AM

Toxicology Basics: Common Toxicants in Bovine Medicine


Dr. Scott Radke
This session covers common toxicants that may be encountered in bovine practice. The session will cover potential sources of toxicants, mechanisms of action, clinical effects, treatments, sample collection, and diagnostic test selection.
Saturday, October 09, 2021
10:30:00 AM

Skills for Success in Dairy and Mixed Animal Practice


Dr. Kevin Jacque
This session will overview the basic skills and mantras necessary for success in a dairy and or mixed-animal practice. Both practical skills and clinical knowledge - along with social and economic topics - will be usefully presented for both the student or new-graduate veterinarian.
Saturday, October 09, 2021
2:30:00 PM

Skills for Success as a New Graduate in Beef Practice.


Dr. Keelan Lewis
Dr. Lewis will discuss both the physical and mental skills needed to begin beef practice as a recent graduate. She will also help work through highlights in job offers and how to match a practice to your goals.
Saturday, October 09, 2021
3:00:00 PM

Practical Approaches to Pain Management


Dr. Michael Kleinhenz
The objectives of this presentation are to discuss practical on-farm pain mitigation approaches and the drugs used in pain mitigation.
Saturday, October 09, 2021
3:30:00 PM

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome


Dr. Audrey Ruple
Feeling like an imposter is commonly reported by veterinary students and new graduates. The imposter syndrome is also a predictor of psychological distress and can negatively impact career advancement. In this session we will explore how this syndrome arises in order to help develop strategies that can be useful in overcoming it.
Saturday, October 09, 2021
4:00:00 PM

VPS

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Making Rational Decisions About New Services


Mr. Dick Lewis
New services and the thought of adding them to a practice can be very exciting and profitable. In this session, we hope to provide you with a disciplined way to review and compare options and engage your staff and even your clients in deciding which services make the most sense for your practice as well as how to set reasonable financial goals and timing expectations.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
1:30:00 PM

So You Want to be a Dairy Consultant...


Dr. James W. Bennett
Provide perspective, tips, and ideas to help veterinarians expand their practice offerings to include outside dairy consulting.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
2:30:00 PM

How To Engineer Work/Life Balance Into Your Veterinary Business


Dr. Cassandra Gewiss
This presentation will discuss the meaning and interpretations of work/life balance. The speaker will explain how her veterinary practice has built ways into the business which allow veterinarians to find work/life balance, including maternity leave, creative production/salary pay schedules and disability pay.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
4:00:00 PM

Cow-Calf Consulting: Getting your Foot in the Door While your Arm is in a Cow


Dr. Elizabeth Homerosky
This session is aimed at helping you make the transition from “cow vet” to “herd consultant” and begins with recommendations regarding how to get your foot in the door. We will spend the majority of our time discussing specific examples of consulting services that will add value to your clients’ operations. Examples of various client-focused resources and supporting documents will also be provided. The session will conclude with a discussion on the pros and cons of various pricing models and strategies for ensuring your consulting services are as profitable for you as they are for your client. ​
Thursday, October 07, 2021
4:30:00 PM

Responding to Change by Offering a New Service


Dr. David T. Brennan
To communicate how I implemented a few new services in my dairy practice successfully when the services were being demanded. To communicate how the new services were financially successful by themselves but also led to a considerable amount of new billable hours on the farms that requested the new servoces.
Friday, October 08, 2021
8:00:00 AM

Human Resource Management for the Real World in a Mixed Animal Practice


Dr. Scott A. Shuey
The objective of this presentation is to provide practical and "real world" suggestions for management of employees based upon 26 years of experience of owning and managing a successful and growing mixed animal practice.
Friday, October 08, 2021
9:00:00 AM

Human Resource Management in Mixed Animal Practices (Continued, Emphasis Performance Reviews)


 Scott A. Shuey
Friday, October 08, 2021
10:45:00 AM

Routine Thoracic Ultrasound - Your Gateway To Calf Consults and Practice Profits


Dr. Brandon Debbink
This session will provide an example platform of how routine thoracic ultrasound on young-stock can provide a profit center in bovine practice. Discussion of the necessary equipment involved - and a brief overview of how a rapid field thoracic ultrasound exam is performed - will construct the framework to allow beginning or experienced practitioners to provide this service to producers.
Friday, October 08, 2021
11:15:00 AM

Expanding Your Veterinary Services


Dr. Cassandra Gewiss
The speaker will discuss ways to expanding services offered within a bovine practice. Financial analysis, information acquiring and marketing will be discussed. The speaker will explain how her practice began by offering breeding soundness exams and have since expanded to more services including small ruminant and bull stud clients.
Friday, October 08, 2021
11:45:00 AM