The 48th AABP Annual Conference in New Orleans offered veterinarians and others world-class continuing education on bovine medicine. The conference attracted 1,396 veterinarians and students, 257 accompanying persons and 380 exhibitor representatives with attendees coming from 19 countries and four continents.

Immediate Past President John Davidson, DVM, ABVP, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., Shiner, Texas, said, “This meeting was the strongest in years and a testament to our AABP member veterinarian’s commitment to a life of learning. For 50 years, the AABP has been raising the standards for bovine veterinary medicine. I could not be more proud the efforts of the AABP Program Committee for their contributions to this very successful 48th Annual AABP Meeting.”

Incoming AABP President Fred Gingrich, DVM, Ashland, Ohio, added, "Our overarching goal for the continuing education content of the program was to focus on the issues that the cattle veterinarian faces on a daily basis. Animal welfare, bovine respiratory disease, practice management, providing new services to clients and current research topics are all important topics for cattle veterinarians.”

Continuing education included preconference seminars, clinical forums, beef and dairy scientific sessions, special BRD and practice management sessions, research summaries, poster presentations, practice tips, sessions for veterinary students and new graduates, and a veterinary technician program.  Also meeting in conjunction with AABP was the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners.

Next year’s Annual AABP Conference will be held Sept. 15-17 in Charlotte, N.C.

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