2020 WCABP Conference Program

Dates: Thursday, January 16th - Saturday, January 18th


Location: Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, Calgary, AB

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Cavalier (2620 - 32nd Avenue NE, Calgary, AB). Take advantage of the WCABP Conference preferred rate before January 4, 2020. Reserve early and avoid disappointment.

Phone: (403-291-0192) (ask for the WCABP block of rooms), or BOOK ONLINE


Conference Chair: Dr. Dave Dykshorn
Conference Coordinator: Mierau Management Services


Wednesday, January 15th

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

  

Day 1 - Thursday, January 16th

7:00 - 8:20 AM

HIPRA sponsored breakfast (PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
- Dr. Herman Barkema from the University of Calgary, will be speaking on "Streptococcus uberis mastitis"

7:15 - 8:30 AM Registration Desk Opens / Continental Breakfast

DAIRY

BEEF

8:20 AM Introductory Remarks 8:20 AM Introductory Remarks

-- Morning Session --

Sponsored by Bayer Animal Health
  Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim
8:30 - 9:30 AM Calf Immune Development
- Dr. Michael Ballou
8:30- 9:30 AM BRD - What Do We Know and Where Do We Go from Here
- Dr. Calvin Booker
9:30 - 10:30 AM Sustainable Dairy Herd Health
- Dr. Jonathan Statham
9:30 - 10:30 AM Pain and Pain Mitigation
- Dr. Jean Lauder
10:30 - 11:00 AM - Refreshment Break - Sponsored by Merck Animal Health
11:00 - 12:00 AM Quality Milk Production
- Don Anderson
11:00 - 12:00 AM Occurrence and Impact of Beef Cattle Lameness
- Dr. Karin Orsel
12 Noon - 1:00 PM - Lunch Break - Sponsored by Zoetis

-- Afternoon Session --

     Sponsored by Zoetis
1:00 - 2:00 PM Milking with Automatic Milking Systems (AMS): Navigating Unique Challenges, Achieving High Quality Milk
- Don Anderson
1:00 - 2:00 PM Taking Care of the Bull: Semen Analysis and Achieving Breeding Potential
- Dr. Jonathan Statham
2:00 - 3:00 PM Transition Cow Health: Stress and immune function
- Dr. Michael Ballou
2:00 - 3:00 PM Challenges and Opportunities in Cattle Production: A Veterinarian's Perspective
- Dr. Calvin Booker
3:00 - 3:30 PM - Refreshment Break
3:30 - 4:30 PM Vet Ruminations on Transition Cow Nutrition Management
- Dr. Frank Schenkels
3:30 - 4:30 PM WCABP BSE App
- Dr. Blake Balog
4:30 PM - Session Adjourns
6:15 PM Solvet Animal Health Sponsored Dinner (PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED). Dr. Merle Olson, VP Research will present "Solvet's Research Update in Cattle Welfare and Anti-microbial Use"

Day 2 - Friday, January 17th - OMR SEMINARS

8:20 - 8:30 AM Introductory Remarks
Morning Session - Sponsored by Partnar Animal Health
8:30 - 9:30 AM Telling a Really Good Story About Anything - Dr. Ron Clarke
9:30 - 10:30 AM The Truth Behind "Ugly" Conversation - Becky Taylor
10:30 - 11:00 AM Refreshment Break  - Sponsored by Elanco Canada Limited
11:00 - 12:00 AM From "Ugly to Lovely" - Communication Strategies for Positive Conflict - Becky Taylor
12 Noon - 2:00 PM Lunch Break - Sponsored by Bayer Animal Health
12:15 - 2:00 PM WCABP A.G.M.
Afternoon Session - Sponsored by Merck Animal Health
2:00 - 3:00 PM Communication and Motivating Change in Practice - Dr. Jonathan Statham
3:00 - 3:30 PM Refreshment Break
3:30 - 4:30 PM High Risk Injuries for the Bovine Practitioner - Meredith Griffin
4:30 PM Session Adjourns
6:00 PM RECEPTION AND LIVE AUCTION - Sponsored by Vetoquinol

Day 3 - Saturday, January 18th

8:20 - 8:30 AM Introductory Remarks
Morning Session
8:30 - 9:30 AM Hairless and/or Itchy Cattle - Dr. Ted Clark
9:30 - 10:30 AM Times they are a changin: Parasite control for cattle - Dr. Douglas Colwell
10:30 - 11:00 AM Refreshment Break
11:00 - 12:00 noon Cattle Market Update and Outlook - Anne Wasko
12 Noon - 1:00 PM Lunch Break - Sponsored by WDDC
Afternoon Session
1:00 - 2:00 PM Can We Use Biosensors to Make Meaningful Animal Health and Welfare Decisions? - Dr. Dave Kelton
2:00 - 3:00 PM Antimicrobial Stewardship - We need to act now; we need to act FAAST! - Dr. Dan Shock
3:00 PM Conference Concludes

2020 Conference Sponsors

Solvet
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Bayer
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Partnar
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Merck1
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HIPRA
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