Registration Opens for AABP Conference

New Orleans will host the American Association of Bovine Practitioners’ 48th annual convention.

One of the objectives of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners is to increase veterinarians’ knowledge in the field of dairy and beef cattle practice.

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The American Association of Bovine Practitioners is advertising a schedule chock-full of continuing education and in-depth training when the organization holds its 48th annual conference.

Registration for the convention, set for Sept. 17 to 19 at Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, is available at http://bit.ly/1Lyx7mU.

The conference theme, “Embrace Change, Expand Skills, Explore Opportunities,” refers to the evolution of bovine medicine and the need to adopt new skills, the organization stated.

“The general sessions will focus on cattle welfare topics for beef and dairy farms, and keynote speaker Dave Daley will present current thoughts on animal welfare and the changing social ethic,” said AABP president-elect and Ohio veterinarian Fred Gingrich, DVM.

“Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn from veterinarians and producers who have experienced undercover videos released from their farms,” Dr. Gingrich added.

Nearly 20 preconference seminars will be held beginning Sept. 13 on topics ranging from “The Veterinarian’s Role in the Dairy Fresh Pen” to “Dairy Cattle Lameness.”

Ten limited-enrollment clinical forums are scheduled for Sept. 17 and 19. Subjects include “The Life of a Young Veterinarian: Debt, Purchasing a Practice, Work/Life Balance” and “VFD’s—What Veterinarians Need to Know.”

Also planned are the sixth annual Quiz Bowl for veterinary students, classes for large animal veterinary technicians and assistants, a trade show, a job fair, live and silent auctions, and the 5K Stampede Fun Run through Audubon Park.

The American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners will meet concurrently in New Orleans and has scheduled joint educational sessions with AABP.

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