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Agenda for the ALVMA 25th Annual 
Conference for Food Animal Veterinarians
Alabama 4-H Conference Center
Columbiana, Alabama
February 19-21, 2016

Total of 22.4 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 22.4 hours of quality CE. 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.

Click here for registration information for the 2016 conference.


2016 Conference Sponsor

DVM Consultants

 

2016 Conference Exhibitors

Merial

Multimin

Zoetis 


Friday, February 19, 2016 

Noon Lunch  
1:00 PM Trends in the Veterinary Practice Marketplace Mr. Ray Baas
2:50 PM Break (visit with exhibitors)  
3:00 PM Update from the United States Department of Agriculture and completion of APHIS approved supplemental training (AAST) module(s) in partial fulfillment of USDA accreditation Dr. Mel Stephens
4:30 PM Break (visit with exhibitors)  
 4:40  Preparing for the FDA’s new guidance related to Veterinary Feed Directives  Dr. Gatz Riddell
5:30 PM Alabama Beef Quality Assurance Certification Dr. Soren Rodning
6:00 PM Happy Hour (visit with exhibitors)  
6:30 PM Dinner

Saturday, February 20, 2016

7:00 AM Breakfast  
8:00 AM Update from the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries  Dr. Tony Frazier
9:30 AM Break (visit with exhibitors)  
10:00 AM Beef cattle economic outlook for 2016 Dr. Deacue Fields
11:00 AM Using Production Management to Increase Veterinary Impact in Beef Cattle Operations
1. Practical Applications of Population Strategies in Beef Practice
Dr. Dale Grotelueschen, Director of the Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center, NE
Noon Lunch  
1:00 PM Using Production Management to Increase Veterinary Impact in Beef Cattle Operations
2. Proactive Herd Health with Biosecurity and Biocontainment
Dr. Dale Grotelueschen, Director of the Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center, NE
2:00 PM Using Production Management to Increase Veterinary Impact in Beef Cattle Operations
3. Data Driven Decision Making Using Production Data
Dr. Dale Grotelueschen, Director of the Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center, NE
3:00 PM Break (visit with exhibitors)  
3:30 PM How beef cattle record keeping can establish or expand Veterinarian-Client Relationships – overview of new online record keeping system to improve herd management Mrs. Michelle Elmore
4:00 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 21, 2016
6:45 AM Devotional  
7:00 AM Breakfast  
8:00 AM Bull breeding soundness evaluations and application of the Society for Theriogenology electronic bull evaluation form Dr. Andrew Lovelady
9:00 AM Proper sample collection and submission for diagnosis of Tritrichomonas foetus and Campylobacter fetus Drs. Chance Armstrong and Andrew Lovelady
9:30 AM Break (visit with exhibitors and check out of rooms)  
10:00 AM Morphology slide preparation and sperm cell abnormalities/semen evaluation Dr. Chance Armstrong
11:00 AM Bull breeding soundness evaluation wet lab Drs. Chance Armstrong and Andrew Lovelady
Noon Lunch

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