Program

Preconference Program

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 

Advances in Dairy Calf Management—Birth to Weaving (8.4 CE Credits)

Dairy Goat and Sheep Management (8.4 CE Credits)

Conference Program (preliminary schedule) 12.6 CE Credits

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

7:30 a.m.: Registration Opens 

7:50−8:00: Conference Welcome

8:00−8:50
Food First
John Borzillo, Central Wisconsin Ag Services

8:50−9:40
Continuous Improvement and How it Effects your Practice and the Dairy Industry
Joe Gillespie, Wood River Dairy and Gillespie Veterinary Service

9:40−10:10: Refreshment break 

10:10−11:00
Update on Transition Cow Immunology and Vaccination Programs
Amelia Woolums, Mississippi State University

11:00−11:45
Current Concepts on Mastitis Therapy
Pat Gorden, Iowa State University

11:45−noon
Bedding Management and Mastitis
Kruthika Patel, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

Noon: Dairy Appreciation Award Presentation

12:10−1:20 p.m.: Lunch

1:20−2:10
Introduction to Genomic Testing 
Holly Neibergs and Dale Moore, Washington State University

2:10−3:00
Genomics of Health Traits and Genomics of Fertility Traits
Holly Neibergs and Dale Moore, Washington State University

3:00−3:30: Refreshment break 

3:30−4:20
How Can a Veterinarian Use this Information to Help their Dairy Clients
Holly Neibergs and Dale Moore, Washington State University

4:20−4:35
Randomized Clinical Trial Investigating the Effect of More Liberal Milk Allowance in the Days After Birth on the Health and Growth of Pre-weaned Dairy Calves
Whitney Knauer, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

4:35−5:10
Reproductive Management of Dairy Heifers
Rafael Bisinotto, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

5:10: Reception

Thursday, April 13, 2017  

7:30 a.m.: Registration Opens 

8:00−8:05: Conference Welcome

8:00−9:00
Reevaluation of the Cause of Ketosis
Lance Baumgard, Iowa State University

9:00−9:15
Evaluating the Effect of Two Hoof-Trimming Techniques on Lesion and Lameness Incidence
Grant Stoddard, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

9:15−9:30
Lameness Research Update
Gerard Cramer, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

9:30−9:45
Comparison of Bio-Metrics and Milk and Plasma Pharmacokinetics Following Meloxicam Therapy in Post-Partum Versus Mid-Lactation Cows Holstein Cow
Michael Burchard, Iowa State University

9:45−10:00
Clinical Efficacy of On-label Cephapirin for Mastitis Therapy
Nicole Hershberger, Iowa State University

10:00−10:30: Refreshment break 

10:30−11:30
The Effect of Metabolic Disease on the Immune System and Some Thoughts on Managing These Disorder
Jesse Goff, Iowa State University

11:30−11:45
VFD Update
Tim Goldsmith, University of Minnesota

11:45−noon
NCIMS Update on Milk Testing
Pat Gorden, Iowa State University

Noon: Adjourn and Lunch