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2019 Joint Summer Conference with BRDS

Wednesday, August 7- Saturday, August 10

Renaissance Denver Hotel, Denver, CO




****Check Back Often as the Schedule is Subject to Change***

Thursday, August 8

Registration 12:00pm – 5:30 pm

7:00 am – 10:00 am

Executive Committee Meeting

10:00 am –12:00 pm

Executive Board Meeting

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm   

All are welcome to join a committee meeting!

Beef Cattle Health and Well-Being Committee (Starting at 12:30pm)

Nominating Committee

Program Committee

By-Laws, Policies and Procedures Committee

Technology Committee

2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Membership Committee

Public Relations/Corporate Sponsorship Committee

Veterinary Practice Issues and Standards Committee

Scholarship Committee

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Executive Board Meeting
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Past President Mentor Program

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Reception, Dinner and Seminar, hosted by Merk Animal Health

“Precision Antimicrobial Protocols: Using Whisper On Arrival Technology to Make Objective and Individualized Metaphylactic Decisions” -Dr. Jason Nickell

8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Hospitality Suite, hosted by Norbrook, Inc.

Friday, August 9

Registration Desk - 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

6:30 am – 7:50 am

Breakfast and Seminar, hosted by Boehringer-Ingelheim

“Control of BRD, With and Without Co-Morbidity By Otitis Media, In Dairy Heifers Comparing  Gamithromycin,  Tulathromycin, or No Medication At A Commercial Development Facility”

 -Dr. Richard Linhart and Dr. Gordon Brumbaugh

8:00 am – 8:50 am

"CVM Five-Year Plan for Fostering Antimicrobial Stewardship" -Mike Murphy

8:50 am 9:40 am "System Approach to BRD" -David Smith

9:40 am – 10:00 am

Morning Break

10:00 am - 10:50 am "Histophilus Vaccine Research" -Kevin Ruby
10:50 am- 11:40 am "Real Efficiency Numbers for Feedyards" -Lee-Anne Walter

11:40 am – 1:20 pm

AVC Business Lunch

1:20 pm – 2:10 pm

"Large Animal Student Liability" -David Gourley

2:10 pm 3:00 pm "Animal Disease Traceability Project"  -Brad White

3:00 pm – 3:20 pm

Afternoon Break

3:20 pm 4:10 pm

"Integration of Block Chain in Food Systems" -Wayne Morgan

4:10 pm - 5:00 pm "Are You Ready? Best of the Best tips for Beef Cattle Vets to Respond to Disaster" -Christine Navarre

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dinner and Seminar, hosted by Zinpro Corporation

             “Chemical and Biological Differentiation of Trace Mineral Sources – an Evidence Based Approach to Animal Nutrition” -Dr. Chris Ashworth and Dr. Cory Kending

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Hospitality Suite and New Member Reception, hosted by Norbrook, Inc.

Saturday, August 10


6:30 am – 7:50 am

Breakfast and Seminar, hosted by Multimin USA

“Comparison of Single Use, Pulse-dose Trace Mineral Supplements in Beef Cattle”

-Dr. Stephanie Hansen


8:00 am –10:00 am

Research Abstracts: (20 minute increment in the following order)


“Prevalence of respiratory pathogens from nasal swabs of normal and clinical cases by multiplex PCR”

-Dr. Grant Dewell


“Bovine anaplasmosis herd prevalence and management practices as risk-factors associated with herd disease status”  -Dr. Mark Spare


“A 2-year randomized blinded controlled trial of a conditionally-licenced Moraxella bovoculi vaccine to aid in prevention of   Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis (IBK) in beef calves”

-Dr. Annette O’Connor


 “Reporting of BRD related randomized controlled trials has Improved, so are we done? Replication and heterogeneity in BRD related studies”-Dr. Annette O’ Connor


“Sequential use of bacteriostatic and bactericidal antimicrobials for retreatment of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is associated with an increased frequency of resistant pathogen isolation from Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory submissions” -Dr. Hans Coetzee


“Tissue residue depletion and estimation of extra label meat withdrawal intervals for tulathromycin in calves after pneumatic dart administration”-Dr. Hans Coetzee



9:50 am – 10:10 am

Morning Break

10:10 am – 11:00 am

"Heart Failure Study in Feedlot Cattle"- Brian Vanderley

11:00 am 12:00 pm "Diagnostic Lab Summary Report Project" -Jessie Monday




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