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2018 Summer Conference

Thursday, August 9 - Saturday, August 11

Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel

Please note new times for committee meetings


Thursday, August 9

Registration 8:00 – 5:30 pm.

Please wear your name badge for all events.

7:00 am – 10:00 am

Executive Committee Meeting

10:00 am –12:00 pm

Executive Board Meeting

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm   

Beef Cattle Health and Well-Being Committee

Nominating Committee

Program Committee

By-Laws, Policies and Procedures Committee

2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Membership Committee

Public Relations/Corporate Sponsorship Committee

Veterinary Practice Issues and Standards Committee

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Executive Board Meeting

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Reception, Dinner and Seminar, hosted by Merck Animal Health

Kevin Good, BS - "Cattle/Beef Industry Situation Update and Outlook"

8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Hospitality Suite, hosted by Norbrook, Inc.

Friday, August 10


6:30 am – 7:50 am

Breakfast and Seminar, hosted by Advanced Animal Diagnostics

John Richeson, PhD - "The Concept of Targeted Metaphylaxis"

8:00 am – 8:50 am

Scott MacGregor, DVM - "How Can Feedlot Veterinarians Inspire Feedlot Crews Towards Better Health Performance?"

8:50 am – 9:40 am

Tiffany Lee, DVM, PhD - "The Packer Perspective"

9:40 am – 10:00 am

Morning Break

10:00 am – 10:50 am

Aaron Stam, BS - "Mycotoxins in South florida Forages"

10:50 am – 11:40 am

Scott Dee, MS, DVM, PhD, DACVM - "Survival of Viral Pathogens in Animal Feed Ingredients under Transboundary Shipping Models"

11:40 am – 1:20 pm

AVC Business Lunch

1:20 pm – 2:10 pm

Andy Roberts, PhD - "Efficiency in Cow-calf Segment of the Beef Industry"

2:10 pm – 3:00 pm

Travis Mulliniks, PhD - "Managing the Cowherd within the Environment to Enhance Metabolic Efficiency"

3:00 pm – 3:20 pm

Afternoon Break

3:20 pm 5:00 pm

Kelly Sammis, PT, DPT, CLT - "Injury Prevention Strategies for the Workplace"

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Reception, Dinner and Seminar, hosted by Bayer Animal Health

Kelly F. Lechtenberg, DVM, PhD - "Zelnate Update"

8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Saturday, August 11


6:30 am – 7:50 am

Breakfast and Seminar, hosted by Multimin USA

Roberto A. Palomares, DVM, MS, PhD, DACT - "Intranasal Vaccination against Bovine Respiratory Viruses and Strategies to Enhance its Efficacy"

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Research Abstracts


Cameron Locke, MS – "Considerations for Reproductive Management of Bos Indicus-influenced Replacement Heifers"


Paul Morley, DVM, PhD – "Metagenomic Characterization of Microbial Communities Found in Liver Abscess of Beef Cattle at the Time of Harvest"


Jared Taylor, DVM, MPH, PhD – "Comparison of Performance Following Four Weaning Approaches for Beef Calves"


Jenna Funk, DVM – "Detection of Volatile Compounds Emitted from Nasal Secretions and Serum"


João Henrique Jabur Bittar, DVM, MSc - "Onset of Protection from Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus Infection Induced by Modified-live Virus Vaccination Concurrent with Injectable Trace Minerals in Newly Received Beef Calves"


Amelia R. Woolums, DVM, MVSc, PhD – "Pharmacokinetics of Tulathromycin following Administration with Remote Delivery Devices"

10:00 am – 10:20 am

Morning Break

10:20 am – 11:10 am

M. Daniel Givens, DVM, PhD, DACT, DACVM - "Risks of Disease Transmission through Bovine Semen"

11:10 am 12:00 pm Dusty W. Nagy, DVM, MS, PhD - "Examination and Diagnosis of Neurologic Disease in Cattle"

This program meets the requirements for 16 hours of continuing education through Kansas State University College of 

Veterinary Medicine Continuing Education Department. Method of delivery for the following program is Seminar/Lecture.



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