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Agenda for the ALVMA 24th Annual
Conference for Food Animal Veterinarians
Alabama 4-H Conference Center
Columbiana, Alabama
February 13-15, 2015

Total of 21.5 CE credit hours available approved by the ASBVME. If you are not from the state of Alabama, please check with your state board for their policy on CE credit.

* Main conference registration fee includes 21.5 hours of quality CE, which includes two hours of pharmacy. Registration covers attendee meals; Friday lunch and dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner (steak with all the fixin's), Sunday breakfast and lunch, and all breaks. 

Friday, February 13, 2015 

Noon Lunch

1:00 PM Update from the United States Department of Agriculture

2:00 PM Health management of captive whitetail deer
Dr. Thomas Passler

2:50 PM Break (visit with exhibitors)

3:00 PM Neurologic diseases of food and fiber animals
Dr. Thomas Passler

4:00 PM Projected 2015 Cow-Calf Profitability
Chris Prevatt, Regional Specialized Agent, Livestock and Forage Economist

4:50 PM Break (visit with exhibitors)

5:00 PM No bug is the same
Dr. Dan Scruggs

6:00 PM Happy Hour (visit with exhibitors)
6:30 PM Dinner

Saturday, February 14, 2015

7:00 AM Breakfast

8:00 AM Update from the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries

9:30 AM Break (visit with exhibitors)

9:45 AM Ovulation Synchronization and Timed Artificial Insemination in Beef Heifers
Dr. Roberto Palomares

11:00 AM A review of current pinkeye literature
Dr. Jenna Bayne

Noon Lunch     

1:00 PM A Problem-Solving Approach to Addressing Diseases of Cattle     
Industry Technical Seminar Sponsored by Newport Laboratories
Dr. Randy Shirbroun

2:00 PM Pot Belly pigs for the Practitioner – What do I do now?
Dr. Jenna Bayne

3:00 PM Break (visit with exhibitors)

3:30 PM Neospora caninum: Don’t count it out!
Dr. Carla Huston

4:30 PM Updates from the Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association, Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, Alabama Farmers Federation, Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, Auburn University Department of Animal Sciences, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

6:30 PM Dinner – steak with all the fixins!
7:30 PM Happy Hour, Practice Tips and Downie Awards. 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

6:45 AM Devotional
7:00 AM Breakfast

8:00 AM Biometric data technologies and estrus detection in cattle
Dr. Jenna Bayne

8:30 AM Beef Cattle Epi-in-Motion
Dr. Carla Huston

9:30 AM Break (visit with exhibitors and check out of rooms)

10:00 AM What to know about the VCPR and new drug laws
Dr. Carla Huston

11:00 AM Antimicrobial usage in livestock: what is available and how will that change with the new drug laws
Dr. Ricardo Stockler

Noon Lunch

Meeting adjourned

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