News & Information

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.

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!

Alberta Beef Producers and the Beef Cattle Research Council have developed a two-page summary to give Canadian cattle producers a heads-up about how upcoming Health Canada and provincial government policy changes will impact over-the-counter antimicrobial access. One side summarizes the upcoming changes (as of Dec. 1st you will need a vet prescription to access any medically important antimicrobial). The other side lists the cattle (beef and dairy) antibiotics that will be affected by these changes. Click here to view and download.

Dr. Oliver Schunicht accepts award from Dr. Tim Nickel (Boehringer Ingelheim)

This year’s recipient of the Boehringer Ingelheim WCABP Veterinarian of the Year award was Dr. Oliver Schunicht from Okotoks, AB.

Dr. Schunicht graduated from the WCVM in 1994 and has spent virtually his entire career practicing bovine production medicine with Feedlot Health Management Services in Okotoks as an associate field veterinarian, researcher and production consultant. In recognition of his expertise, Oliver is often asked to speak at both national and international conferences on topics of bovine health management and production.

Oliver is currently a member of the CABV/ACVB Board of Directors and is a past president of the WCABP.  As well, he has sat on several other committees related to the veterinary profession and is always valued for his insight and vision.

In addition to his work with Feedlot Health Management Services he compliments his veterinary expertise with a solid understanding of beef cattle production, maintaining his own 400 head Angus based cow/calf operation and a 1,000-head feedlot. He is highly respected for his broad understanding of the industry by both colleagues and clients alike.

Oliver is an outstanding example of a veterinarian that has made a difference to the cattle industry in Western Canada and is a very deserving recipient of the WCABP Veterinarian of the Year award.

Congratulations Oliver on being named the 2018 Boehringer Ingelheim / WCABP Veterinarian of the Year!

2017 Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award

Omaha, Nebraska, September 14, 2017 – The Canadian Association of Bovine Veterinarians (CABV) / Association Canadienne des Veterinaires Bovins (ACVB) in partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. have announced Dr. Joyce Van Donkersgoed as the recipient of the 2017 Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award....read more.

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