2019 WCABP Conference Program

Dates: Thursday, January 17th - Saturday, January 19th


Location: Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, Saskatoon, SK

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Cavalier (612 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon, SK). Take advantage of the WCABP Conference preferred rate before January 4, 2019. Reserve early and avoid disappointment.

Phone: (306) 652-6770 (ask for the WCABP block of rooms), or BOOK ONLINE


Conference Chair: Dr. Collin Lawrence
Conference Coordinator: Mierau Management Services


Wednesday, January 16th

7:30 - 10:00 PM Social "Mixer" - All registrants are welcome!  Starlight Room - Sheraton Cavalier.

  

Day 1 - Thursday, January 17th

7:00 - 8:20 AM

HIPRA sponsored breakfast (PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
- Dr. Eugene Janzen (UCVM) will discuss "An update on changing clinical patterns and pathologies of the Bovine Respiratory Disease complex"

7:30 - 8:30 AM Registration Desk Opens / Continental Breakfast

DAIRY

 

BEEF

8:30 AM Introductory Remarks   8:30 AM Introductory Remarks

-- Morning Session --

       Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim
8:35 - 9:15 AM BVD in Dairy Herds
- Dr. Frank van der Meer
  8:35- 9:15 AM Management of Penile Trauma and Preputial Surgeries
- Dr. Pierre-Yves Mulon
9:20 - 10:00 AM Troubleshooting in Robot Herds, Part 1
- Dr. Marcia Endres
  9:20 - 10:00 AM The Cow-Calf Survelliance Network: Benchmarks, New Tools, and Key Findings
- Dr. Cheryl Waldner
10:00 - 10:30 AM - Refreshment Break- 
10:30 - 11:15 AM Troubleshooting in Robot Herds, Part 2
- Dr. Marcia Endres
  10:30 - 11:15 AM Antimicrobial and Vaccine Usage in Cow-Calf Herds - Our Current Status and Opportunities for Improvement
- Dr. Cheryl Waldner
11:15 - 12 noon Displaced Abomasums and Gastrointestinal-Related Acute Abdomen Procedures
- Dr. Pierre-Yves Mulon
  11:15 - 12 noon Bovine Viral Diarrhea in Beef Cattle
- Dr. Frank van der Meer
12 Noon - 1:30 PM - Lunch Break - 

-- Afternoon Session --

       Sponsored by Bayer
1:30 - 2:15 PM Bovine Leukosis
- Drs. Frank van der Meer and Alessa Kuczewski
  1:30 - 2:15 PM The Science and Art of Getting Help from a Diagnostic Laboratory
- Dr. Anatoliy Trokhymchuk
2:15 - 3:00 PM Selected Dry Cow Therapy in Western Canada
- Dr. Daryl Nydam, Ref 1, Ref 2
  2:15 - 3:00 PM Practical Nutrition
- Barry Yaremcio
3:00 - 3:30 PM - Refreshment Break - Sponsored by Bayer
3:30 - 4:15 PM Pathogen Based Treatment of Clnical Mastitis, Transition Cow Management, etc.
- Dr. Daryl Nydam, Ref 1, Ref 2
  3:30 - 4:15 PM Antibiotics and Their Alternatives in Feedlot Medicine
- Dr. Trevor Alexander
4:15 - 5:00 PM Colostrum Management - Post-Natal Period
- Dr. Mike Nagorske
  4:15 - 5:00 PM Discovery of Unconventional Viruses Associated with Bovine Respiratory Diseases - with the help of high throughput sequencing
- Dr. Yanyun Huang
5:00 PM - Session Adjourns
6:15 PM Zoetis Sponsored Dinner (PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED). Dr. Vic Cortese (Director, Cattle Technical Services, Zoetis US) will present "Optimal Immunizations: Exciting Times in Bovine Immunology"

Day 2 - Friday, January 18th - OMR SEMINARS

7:00 - 8:20 AM

Ceva Animal Health sponsored breakfast (PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
- "Progesterone supplementation to improve fertility in the cow"

8:30 - 8:35 AM Introductory Remarks
Morning Session - Sponsored by Partnar Animal Health
8:35 - 9:15 AM A Look at What's Happending in Beef Cattle Markets - Sandy Russell
9:20 - 10:00 AM BIXS and the Canadian Beef Sustainability Pilot Update - Lee Irvine
10:00 - 10:30 AM Refreshment Break
10:30 - 11:15 AM Where's the Beef...Comparing Alternative Proteins - Dr. Justin Sexten
11:15 - 12 noon Transferring Knowledge Between Veterinarians and Producers - Tracy Herbert, Ref 1
12 Noon - 1:45 PM Lunch Break - Sponsored by WDDC
12:15 - 1:45 PM WCABP A.G.M.
Afternoon Session - Sponsored by Elanco
2:00 - 3:00 PM Theories of Behaviour Change - Dr. Jasmeet Kaler
3:00 - 3:30 PM Refreshment Break - Sponsored by Elanco
3:30 - 4:15 PM Decision Making for Animal Health and Welfare:  farmers, vets and consumers' perspectives - Dr. Jasmeet Kaler
4:15 - 5:00 PM Update on ErgoVet Study - Dr. Catherine Trask and Robyn Reist
5:00 PM Session Adjourns
5:00 - 6:00 PM Student / Practitioner Mixer - Drs. E. Behlke and C. Lawrence - Sponsored by Vetoquinol
6:30 PM RECEPTION - Sponsored by Solvet

Day 3 - Saturday, January 19th

6:30 - 7:30 AM Yoga Session
8:30 - 8:35 AM Introductory Remarks
8:35 - 9:15 AM Improving on Mother Nature: What's the best way to boost neonatally primed immune responses - Drs. John Ellis and Nathan Erickson
9:20 - 10:00 AM Contrary Medical and Legal Opinions Create a Dilemma for Veterinarians - Dr. Barry Blakley
10:00 - 10:30 AM Refreshment Break
10:30 - 11:15 AM Merck Student Case Presentations
11:15 - 12 noon Employment Contracts, Purchase Agreements, Partnership Agreements, Succession Planning, Part 1 - Eric Dalke
12 Noon - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
Afternoon Session - Sponsored by Merck Animal Health
1:00 - 2:00 PM Employment Contracts, Purchase Agreements, Partnership Agreements, Succession Planning, Part 2 - Eric Dalke
2:00 - 3:00 PM Most Common Methods for Practice Evaluations, Part 1 - Terry Jackson
3:00 - 3:15 PM Refreshment Break -  Sponsored by Merck Animal Health
3:15 - 4:00 PM Most Common Methods for Practice Evaluations, Part 2 - Terry Jackson
4:00 PM Session Adjourns

2019 Conference Sponsors

zoetis
Solvet
Boehringer1
Partnar
Bayer 2019
Elanco
Merck1
vetoquinol logo
SCCL 2017
WDDC logo
HIPRA
Ceva