The Little Sugar Creek Greenway near Charlotte, North Carolina, experienced a herd of running cattle veterinarians in the AABP Stampede 5K. The race was sponsored by Cydectin® from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., and held at the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Annual Conference on Sept. 17, 2016. The event raises funds to support the AABP Amstutz Scholarship for bovine veterinary students. In all, a record 100 bovine veterinarians and veterinary students from 29 states and six countries participated in this year’s 3.1 miler.
The event raised $5,000 for the program, which supports veterinary students pursuing food animal medicine and honors Dr. Harold E. Amstutz, a pioneer in fostering bovine veterinary organizations.
This year, seven students were awarded a $7,500 scholarship at the convention. “The CYDECTIN Stampede was truly a fun event. It is a great way for us to help support the Amstutz fund,” said Dr. John Davidson, DVM, event chair, acting president of AABP and professional services veterinarian at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI). “We’re looking forward to finding ways like this to support veterinary students throughout school and their career."