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Tentative Agenda for the ALVMA 26th Annual 
Conference for Food Animal Veterinarians
Alabama 4-H Conference Center
Columbiana, Alabama
March 10-12, 2017

Total of 23.5 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 23.5 hours of quality CE (this includes 2.4 hours of legal CE) approved by ASBVME for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Registration covers attendee meals; Friday lunch and dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner (steak with all the fixins), Sunday breakfast and lunch, and all breaks.

Friday, March 10, 2017  
Noon Lunch  
1:00 PM Legal and Financial Strategies for Protecting Your Business and Personal Assets
Mr. Ethan Dawe
3:00 PM Break (visit with exhibitors)  
3:15 PM Beef cattle economic outlook
Mr. Ken Kelley
4:15 PM Current questions and research for beef cattle and forages in Alabama  Dr. Kim Mullenix 
5:15 PM Alabama BQA  Dr. Soren Rodning 
5:45 PM Happy Hour (visit with exhibitors)  
6:30 PM Dinner  
Saturday, March 11, 2017  
7:00 AM Breakfast  
8:00 AM Role of momentum in herd fertility Dr. Bob Larson
9:00 AM Beef cattle reproduction: What can go wrong? Dr. Bob Larson
10:00 AM Break (visit with exhibitors)  
10:15 AM BVD and Trich CONSULTs: Herd-specific disease control plans Dr. Bob Larson
11:15 AM Breeding Soundness Examination of bulls Dr. Bob Larson
Noon Lunch sponsored by Newport Labs "Advances in Bovine Diagnostics and Disease Trends" Dr. Douglas Wagner
1:00 PM Trace minerals (Se, Cu, Zn, Mn) in the immune response to vaccination in calves Dr. Roberto Palomares
1:45 PM Serum, uterine and vaginal immune response against Tritrichomonas foetus after administration of a commercial killed whole T. foetus vaccine in beef cows
Dr. Roberto Palomares
2:30 PM Break (visit with exhibitors)  
3:00 PM Update from the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Dr. Tony Frazier, Mr. Randy Hamann
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 Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.  
6:30 PM Dinner - steak with all the fixins!  
7:30 PM Happy Hour, Practice Tips and Downie Awards.  
Sunday, March 12, 2017  
6:45 AM Devotional  
7:00 AM Breakfast  
8:00 AM  Update from the United States Department of Agriculture and presentation of two APHIS approved supplemental training (AAST) modules in partial fulfillment of USDA accreditation  Dr. Mel Stephens 
9:30 AM  Break (visit with exhibitors and check out of rooms)  
10:00 AM

Reproductive Small Group Discussions and Wet Labs involving:

- cow/heifer reproductive tract palpation, evaluation, and scoring
- cow/heifer reproductive tract ultrasound

Facilitated by Drs. Julie Gard and Jim Wenzel
Noon Lunch  
Meeting adjourned


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