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AABP Recent Veterinary Graduate Conference Turned “Competence to Confidence”

Giving attendees tools to take their competent skills into a confident career was the goal of the 2023 conference.

JEV: Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late

Although the likelihood of Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) being found in the U.S. is low, here's why USDA is taking this virus seriously.

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DVM Reaches out to Livestock Owners about OTC Antimicrobials move to Rx

Sandra Stuttgen, bovine veterinarian and associate professor at the University of Wisconsin, says now is the time for livestock owners to establish a relationship with their DVM.

Check Out the DCHA $1,000 Scholarship

Applicants must be a college student and DCHA member; or the parent/legal guardian must belong to DCHA. Applications are due Feb. 22, 2023.

2023 AABP Recent Graduate Conference Registration is Open

The 6th annual conference to be held in Knoxville, Tenn. This year’s theme is “Competence to Confidence”.

Grants Available to Qualifying Bovine Veterinary Students for Externships

A grant to complete a veterinary externship is now available to qualifying bovine veterinary students, according to the Academy of Veterinary Consultants, which serves the North American beef industry.

Manage Your Rural Practice for Success AABP Workshops Get Funding

The workshops are tailored for recent veterinary graduates who are looking to buy/build a practice, those needing support. Applications must be submitted online and are due by 5 p.m. (EST) December 16, 2022.

Liver Biopsies Could Replace “Bugs and Drugs” Approach

What was once a relatively invasive and tedious procedure has become a potentially standard method of monitoring the health and nutritional status of dairy cows.

Register Now for the Academy of Veterinary Consultants Conference

The meeting is slated for August 4-6 at the Renaissance Denver Central Park Hotel. It's a great opportunity to connect with other practitioners and gain practical information you can put to work in your business.  

When ‘Summer Pinkeye’ Strikes

Infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis can take a toll on cattle, especially calves. Three bovine veterinarians provide their insights on diagnosing the problem and when to use and not use antibiotics for treatment.

Merck Donates $500,000 to West Texas A&M University

The funding supports a feedlot renovation and expansion project to advance student education, according to the company.

Academy of Veterinary Consultants Conference Slated for Denver this August

The upcoming AVC meeting is a great opportunity to get some in-person continuing education and connect with old and new friends in the process. Check out the program and start planning your trip to the Mile High City.

‘Gathering the Herd’ at the AABP Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the 2022 program scheduled for Sept. 22-24 in Long Beach, Calif. Check out the continuing education opportunities as well as a variety of fun activities available.

From a Mountain of Debt to a Molehill

Dr. Anne Budzinski was weighed down by 17 student loans when she graduated from veterinary school in 2015. Today, she has paid them all off. She says if she can do it, other young practitioners can, too.

AABP Recent Veterinary Graduate Conference Recap: 'Profoundly Impactful'

Demonstrating how recent graduates can have positive impact on theirclients and practices was the goal of the conference.

The Power of New Blood: Challenge Biases to Improve Decision Making and Judgment Calls

We participate in an ever-changing web of clinic interactions that are determined by our past successes, experiences, and interactions. These can contribute to cognitive biases. Here's what to do with them.

Scholarships Available For Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine

Aurora Pharmaceutical Inc., headquartered in Northfield, Minnesota, is offering scholarships to five students in the inaugural class at the Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine in Amarillo.

It’s a Uterine Prolapse. Now What?

Veterinarians with experience dealing with this bovine medical emergency offer insights and recommendations to help other practitioners, especially recent graduates.

National DHIA Offers Veterinary Student Scholarships

National Dairy Herd Information Association is seeking applicants for its $1,500 scholarships that go to third- or fourth-year college of veterinary medicine students.

Have you Checked out the 2021 MILK Business Conference?

Come for work and stay to play! Check out the agenda and make plans now. Use the code MILK50 to save $50 off the registration fee.

2022 AABP Recent Graduate Conference Registration is Open

The theme, “Profoundly Impactful”, was developed to offer newer veterinary graduates content that would help inspire new ideas for ways they can better serve cattle, clients and their communities.

10 Ways to Kick the 'Imposter Syndrome' to the Curb

In an informal survey of nearly 200 bovine veterinarians last year, 95% said they have suffered from the syndrome at some time or other. Here are some ways to address the problem.

3 Reminders to Keep Vaccines Effective

To maintain efficacy, keep vaccination bottles at between 35 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit and out of UV light, says Gregg Hanzlicek, director of the Production Animal Field Investigations at Kansas State University.

Power of New Blood

Experienced practitioners sometimes consider hiring new graduates less than ideal. But this is exactly what experienced vets need to do if they want to keep their practice healthy and growing.

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Free ‘Pain in Animals’ Management Workshop Offered

The 2021 "PAW" event is delving into animal pain assessment and analgesic therapeutic development specifically in cattle and dogs. The program has been submitted for 11.5 hours of continuing education credit.

Ready For The AABP Conference? Preregistration ends Sept. 2!

Register now for the 2021 54th AABP Annual Conference, October 7-9, in Salt Lake City, Utah. You can attend in-person or via livestreaming.

Grade Your Management IQ

Strategic management for your business is about anticipating, adapting to, driving and capitalizing on change, says Danny Klinefelter, Texas A&M University professor emeritus.

Don’t Get Fooled by Figures (Part II)

This article can help you have more confidence in evaluating data that's shared graphically, so you can better separate accurate information from inaccurate.

Don’t Get Fooled by Figures (Part I)

This article can help you have more confidence in evaluating data that's shared graphically, so you can better separate accurate information from the inaccurate.

Tips And Techniques For Post-Mortems

Bovine veterinarians share some of their best practices, ideas and recommendations for conducting in-field necropsies effectively and efficiently.

More Than Mycotoxins: Bacteria, Yeast and Other Feed Contaminants Can Affect Animal Health, Producers’ Bottom Lines

Dr. John Goeser of Rock River Laboratory hosts feed hygiene webinar as part of a seven-part mycotoxin webinar series on Phibro Academy platform.

Merck Animal Health Bestows $270,000 in Veterinary Scholarships

Merck announces 54 veterinary students from around the world received scholarships through the Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Program. Students pursuing careers will each receive $5,000 scholarships.

Registration Opens for the 2021 AABP Annual Conference, Theme Is 'Science With Practice'

The AABP annual conference is slated for Oct. 7-9 and will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. The conference will offer 22.50 continuing education credits, as well as both in-person and virtual participation.

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Breeding Herd Vaccination Plans

A critical component of cow herd health is a breeding herd vaccination strategy. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all vaccination plan.

Give Your Feet The Support They Need

Proper arch position is important for the good lower extremity alignment necessary to minimize lower body stress and fatigue and to decrease the risk of injury.

HSAs Offer Health Care, Retirement Savings

Health insurance coverage and healthcare costs are among the greatest challenges for self-employed Americans, including farmers.

Two U.S. Veterinary Medicine Programs Rank In Top 10 For The World

The biggest move up in the ratings was made by The Ohio State University program.

Bull Breeding Soundness Exams Can Put More Profit In Everyone’s Pocket

Drovers and Bovine Veterinarian invite you to attend a free one-hour webinar on how to use breeding soundness exams to ensure adult and yearling bulls are ready for the breeding season.

Resources and Resiliency Highlighted During AABP Recent Veterinary Graduate Conference

Presentations during the event focused on diagnostic tools that recent graduates could take home and put right into practice.

AABP Faces 2021 With Resolve

AABP leadership provides a brief review of bovine veterinarians' essential work with producers in 2020 as well as a look forward at programs and events the organization will be hosting and supporting in 2021.

Breeding Soundness Exams Are Valuable For All Bulls

Annual examinations prior to breeding season for useful to evaluate bulls of all ages.

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Practical Fluid Therapy Options For Neonatal Calves

Bovine veterinarian Andrea Lear says the therapy she chooses is based on the animal's age, degree of dehydration present as well as her clinical assessment.

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Register Now For The 2021 AABP Recent Veterinary Graduate Conference

The conference theme is Building Resources for Life. It was developed to offer newer graduates information and skills to help them feel more knowledgeable and confident in their clinical practice.

The Shifting Landscape of Pinkeye: Control at the Herd and Regional Level

Leading veterinarians share the tools and strategies they’ve employed to successfully control pinkeye in this free webinar.

Cattle Ticks Happen: Diagnosing, Treating and Controlling Clinical Anaplasmosis

Join Dr. Kathryn Reif as she discusses the growing threat of clinical anaplasmosis in cattle, along with a review of the disease, its diagnosis and clinical signs in this free webinar.

Webinar: An Introduction to Nasalgen® 3

Merck Animal Health recently introduced Nasalgen® 3. This new three-way intranasal vaccine protects beef and dairy cattle from the most common pneumonia-causing viral pathogens – BRSV, IBR and PI3.

Webinar: Take a Stand Against Histophilus somni

Histophilus somni is a disease-causing bacterium that can affect cattle of all classes and ages. Learn all about it and how to combat it in this free webinar.

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Sundman Joins Growing Team Of School Faculty In Texas

The Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine in Amarillo adds to its staff roster as it prepares to welcome its inaugural class in the fall of 2021.

Registration Open for Virtual Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop

The program is geared to commercial and seedstock producers, the AI industry and vets interested in using or improving implementation of reproductive management tools and associated genetic tools.

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National DHIA Seeks Veterinary Student Scholarship Applicants

To apply for a National DHIA Scholarship for Veterinary Students, applicants must submit a letter of application and two reference letters