News & Information

The Western Canadian Dairy Seminar (WCDS; March 5-8, 2019; Sheraton Hotel, Red Deer, AB) is a place to network and gather the latest information in dairy production and technology advances. This seminar is designed for people who want to improve their knowledge and decision-making abilities in dairy production and management.

We have speakers presenting on a wide range of topics, including animal health and welfare, reproduction, nutrition, and farm management. Our 75 booth industry trade show also showcases the latest dairy-related research with a research poster display area.

View the program here. Early registration rate is $295 (until Feb 5, 2019). A student rate ($85) and part registrations (i.e., one or two days) are also available. See our registration page (www.wcds.ca/registration) for more details.

Elanco Canada has honoured Dr. Gordon Atkins with the first ever Dr. Brian MacNaughton Memorial Award, recognizing his outstanding contributions to veterinary medicine in Canada. A veterinarian of over 40 years, Dr. Atkins has served the bovine veterinary industry with distinction through both his own practice and as an educator. Read more

Dr. Todd Duffield with Dr. Robert Tremblay (Boehringer-Ingelheim Canada Ltd.)

Pheonix, Arizona, September 13, 2018 - The Canadian Association of Bovine Veterinarians (CABV) / Association Canadienne des Veterinaires Bovins (ACVB) in partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health have named Dr. Todd Duffield, of Guelph, Ontario as the recipient of the 2018 Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award....read more.

WCABP's Bylaws indicate that an Honorary Life Membership may be awarded to an individual who is 65 years of age and has made an Outstanding contribution to either the affairs of the Association or veterinary profession. Members nominate a potential recipient by forwarding a letter to WCABP's Secretary-Treasurer, Dr. Murray Jelinski, which outlines the nominee's achievements and why the person is worthy of an Honorary Life membership. This must then be passed by two-thirds (2/3) majority vote at the AGM.

Consider nominating a deserving individual. Awards will be presented at the WCABP 2019 AGM.

The 2018 Conference marked the tenth year of WCABP and Merck Animal Health hosting the Student Case Presentation Award. All WCVM and UCVM veterinary undergraduates (from any year in their program) as well as 2017 graduates were invited to present a beef or dairy case report at the Conference. Presentations were given by: Gráinne Pierse, Shannon Palmer, Alycia Webster, Erik Burow and Sarifa Lakhdhir. Following their 10-minute presentation those in attendance were asked to rank the presenters based on topic as well as presentation. The winner, Erik Burow (UCVM 2019) received $1,500. First runner up was Shannon Palmer (WCVM 2018). Thank you to Merck for continuing to sponsor this Competition and to the students for their participation!

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