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Agenda for the ALVMA 28th Annual 
Conference for Food Animal Veterinarians
Alabama 4-H Conference Center
Columbiana, Alabama
March 15-17, 2019



Friday, March 15

 Noon Lunch
 1:00 PM Practice Management and Evaluation
Glen Sellers, MBA
 2:45 PM Break (visit with exhibitors)
 3:00 PM Diagnostic Investigation of Abortion in Cattle Herds
Dr. Jessica Rush
4:00 PM Ectoparasite Control in Cattle and Horses
Dr. Kelly Palmer
 4:45 PM   Break (visit with exhibitors)
 5:00 PM   Management of Equine Ophthalmology Cases in the Field
Dr. Jennifer Taintor
 6:00 PM Dinner
 7:00 PM    Campfire Gathering
Saturday, March 16                                         
 7:00 AM Breakfast
 8:00 AM Update From the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries
Dr. Tony Frazier
 9:00 AM   In-Clinic Diagnostics
Dr. Jason Shumaker
 10:00 AM Break (visit with exhibitors)
 10:15 AM Trace Minerals in Beef Cattle-Diagnostics and Supplementation
Dr. Dan Tracy
 Noon Lunch
 1:00 PM Anaplasmosis and Veterinary Feed Directives
Dr. Dan Scruggs
 2:30 PM Break (visit with exhibitors)
 2:45 PM Collection and Submission of Diagnostic Samples for Common Diseases in Livestock
Dr. Heather Walz
 3:45 PM Interpretation of Diagnostic Test Results
Dr. Heather Walz
 4:45 PM   Break (visit with exhibitors)
 5:00 PM   Pinkeye in Cattle
Dr. Jessica Rush
 5:30 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 17                                               
 6:45 AM Devotional
 7:00 AM Breakfast
 8:00 AM Update from the United States Department of Agriculture and Presentation of APHIS Approved Supplemental Training (ASST) Modules in Partial Fulfillment of USDA Accreditation
Dr. Mel Stephens
 9:30 AM Break (check out of rooms)
 10:00 AM Past, Current and Future Projects in Animal Health Research at Sugg Laboratory
Dr. Paul Walz
 11:00 AM Society for Theriogenology Changes to Bull Breeding Soundness Evaluation Standards
Dr. Andrew Lovelady
 11:30 AM   How to Use the Pregnancy Analytics App to Identify Probable Causes of Sub-Optimal Fertility in Beef Cattle
Dr. Soren Rodning
 Noon Lunch
 Meeting Adjourned  

Program Subject to Change


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