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Academy of Veterinary Consultants, Inc

2019 Spring Conference

Wednesday, April 3 - Saturday, April 6

Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District

222 North 10th Street, Omaha, NE 68102


Wednesday, April 3

Registration Please wear your name badge for all events.

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Tour of Neogen's Genomics Operations Facilities, Lincoln, NE; transportation provided
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Foundation Board Meeting

Thursday, April 4

Registration 8:00 – 6:00 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

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 – 8:30 pm

Reception, Dinner and Seminar, hosted by Elanco Animal Health

"Scientific Update - Tylan and Liver Abscess Disease Complex" - Dr. Casey Maxwell

8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Hospitality Suite, hosted by Norbrook, Inc.

Friday, April 5

Registration Desk - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

6:15 am – 7:50 am

Breakfast and Seminar, hosted by Huvepharma, Inc

"New Developments in Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis - M.bovoculi; Epidemiology, Diagnostics and Pathogenicity" - Bruce Addison

8:00 am – 8:50 am

"Future Cattle Industry Success is about Client and Industry Involvement" - Mr. Mike Drinnin

8:50 am 9:40 am "Marketing Meat Beyond the U.S. Border:  What are the Expectations? " - Dr. Travis Arp

9:40 am – 10:00 am

Morning Break

10:00 am – 11:40 am

Closed Door Session

AVC Members Only

Packer Panel: "Packing Industry Representative." Representatives from the cattle slaughter/processing industry will shed light on the unique issues faced by the meat industry, along with addressing issues shared with the cattle production and veterinary sectors, such as animal welfare, antibiotic use, and the impact of production practices on domestic and foreign beef sales.


"Cattle Transportation and Ante-Mortem Inspection Process" - Lacey Alexander, North American Beef Welfare Lead, Cargill


"Post Mortem Inspection and FMD" - Pat Mies, Director of Regulatory Affairs, National Beef


"Customer/Consumer Expectations" - Kevin Hueser, Senior VP of Beef Margin Management, Tyson

11:40 am – 1:20 pm

AVC Business Lunch

1:20 pm – 2:10 pm

"Malignant Catarrhal Fever:  What's New about a Confusing Disease" - Dr. Dónal O’Toole

2:10 pm 3:00 pm "Genetic Variation in Cattle and Sheep Affecting Susceptibility to Disease, Gastrointestinal Nematodes, and Horn Flies" - Dr. John Keele

3:00 pm – 3:20 pm

Afternoon Break

3:20 pm 4:10 pm

"Professional Liability Risks in Food Animal Practice" - Dr. Linda Ellis

4:10 pm - 5:00 pm "Respiratory Tract Microbiota of Beef Cattle and its Role in Respiratory Health" - Dr. Edouard Timsit

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Reception, Dinner and Seminar, hosted by Merck Animal Health

"New Research in Mucosal Vaccinology" - Dr. Lowell Midla and Dr. Kevin Hill

8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Saturday, April 6


6:30 am – 7:50 am

Breakfast and Seminar, hosted by Neogen

8:00 am – 8:50 am

Armstrong Scholarship Presentation - "Impacts of Calving Management, Calf Risk Factors, and Difficult Calvings on Health and Performance of Beef Calves" - Dr. Jennifer Pearson

8:50 am 9:50 am "Tiers, Tiers, Tiers, Tiers Let's have a Cheer for a Single Tier Vaccine Label Claim" - Dr. Chris Chase

9:50 am – 10:10 am

Morning Break

10:10 am – 11:00 am

"Sustainably Meeting Demands of Today" - Dr. Kim Stackhouse-Lawson

11:00 am 12:00 pm "Toxicology Associated Issues with Cover Crops" - Dr. Steve Ensley




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