Make Plans for AVC Summer Conference

The summer conference meets the requirements for 16 hours of continuing education.
The summer conference meets the requirements for 16 hours of continuing education.

The Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC) will hold its Summer Conference in Denver on August 9, 10 and 11. The Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel will once again host the conference, and offers special rates for AVC attendees, but the cutoff date for guaranteeing the best rate is Wednesday, July 11.

AVC holds three conferences each year, with a heavy focus on continuing education for veterinarians. The summer conference meets the requirements for 16 hours of continuing education through Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine Continuing Education Department.

The AVC Executive Board and various committees will hold meetings through the day on Thursday, August 9, and the conference kicks off with a sponsored dinner and reception that evening. The Friday and Saturday programs feature a broad range of presentations, with highlights including:

  • Concept of Targeted Metaphylaxis: John Richeson, PhD
  • How Can Feedlot Veterinarians Inspire Feedlot Crews Towards Better Health Performance?: Scott MacGregor, DVM
  • The Packer Perspective: Tiffany Lee, DVM, PhD
  • Mycotoxins in South Florida Forages: Aaron Stam, BS
  • Survival of Viral Pathogens in Animal Feed Ingredients under Transboundary Shipping Models: Scott Dee, MS, DVM, PhD, DACVM
  • Efficiency in Cow-calf Segment of the Beef Industry: Andy Roberts, PhD
  • Managing the Cowherd within the Environment to Enhance Metabolic Efficiency: Travis Mulliniks, PhD
  • Injury Prevention Strategies for the Workplace: Kelly Sammis, PT, DPT, CLT
  • Zelnate Update: Kelly F. Lechtenberg, DVM, PhD
  • Intranasal Vaccination against Bovine Respiratory Viruses and Strategies to Enhance its Efficacy: Roberto A. Palomares, DVM, MS, PhD, DACT
  • Risks of Disease Transmission through Bovine Semen: M. Daniel Givens, DVM, PhD, DACT, DACVM
  • Examination and Diagnosis of Neurologic Disease in Cattle: Dusty W. Nagy, DVM, MS, PhD

Research Abstract for presentation include:

  • Considerations for Reproductive Management of Bos Indicus-influenced Replacement Heifers: Cameron Locke, MS Metagenomic Characterization of Microbial Communities Found in Liver
  • Abscess of Beef Cattle at the Time of Harvest: Paul Morley, DVM, PhD
  • Comparison of Performance Following Four Weaning Approaches for Beef Calves: Jared Taylor, DVM, MPH, PhD
  • Detection of Volatile Compounds Emitted from Nasal Secretions and Serum: Jenna Funk, DVM
  • 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: João Henrique Jabur Bittar, DVM, MSc
  • Pharmacokinetics of Tulathromycin following Administration with Remote Delivery Devices: Amelia R. Woolums, DVM, MVSc.

The full agenda, registration and hotel information are available on the AVC website.


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