A view of the Las Vegas Strip from the top of the Mandalay Bay.
A view of the Las Vegas Strip from the top of the Mandalay Bay.

The 84th Annual Western Veterinary Conference wrapped up its five-day conference last week with almost 15,000 in attendance, including a healthy number of beef and dairy veterinarians. The conference was held at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.

In all, 6,449 veterinarians, 1,493 veterinary technicians as well as practice managers/staff, students and others attended the 2012 conference. More than 1,000 international attendees represented 53 countries.

The exhibit hall featured 550 exhibits, and the Conference offered more than 900 hours of programming that included more than 30 hands-on laboratories at WVC’s state-of-the-art Oquendo Center facility. 

Beef and dairy topics included mastitis, milk quality, immunology, parasite control, herd health, animal welfare, stocker topics, epidemiology, dairy and beef cattle reproduction, surgery, vaccination, employee training, obstetrics and much more. Fourteen bovine speakers presented 44 hours of continuing education.

Read more about the 2012 Western Veterinary Conference and information from the bovine sessions here.