The 23rd Discover Conference, "Bovine Immunology: The Intersection of Innate and Acquired Immunity," will be held May 29-June 1, at the Eaglewood Resort and Spa in Itasca, Ill.

Sponsored by the American Dairy Science Association, this immunology meeting will cover:

  • Immune system effects on calf growth & health
  • Immunity in the transition period
  • Vaccine responsiveness
  • Genetic variation in immune-related traits
  • Management interactions with immunity

Program committee member and speaker Amelia Woolums, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ACVM, University of Georgia, says the bovine immune system works to ensure that cattle stay healthy and productive, and the way cattle are managed affects their immune function.

“At the Discover Conference ‘Bovine Immunology: The Intersection of Innate and Acquired Immunity’, veterinarians can learn the latest information on the bovine immune response, and participate in or just listen to discussions regarding the impact of nutrition, vaccination, and other management practices on bovine immunity,” Woolums says.  

Click here for the conference program.