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    Continuing Education for American Association of Bovine Practitioners
  • AABP664: Comparison of the antimicrobial efficacy of chlorhexidine gluconate and povidine iodine as preoperative surgical preparation solutions in cattle under field conditions [ 1 modules] - $40
    Comparison of the antimicrobial efficacy of chlorhexidine gluconate and povidine iodine as preoperative surgical preparation solutions in cattle under field conditions by Jennifer Schleining  >> [login]
  • AABP665: Predicting prognosis of left displaced abomasal corrective surgery [ 1 modules] - $40
    Predicting prognosis of left displaced abomasal corrective surgery by Jennifer Reynen  >> [login]
  • AABP666: An evaluation of milk components for use as biochemical markers that will help detect rumen acidosis and indigestion in dairy cows [ 1 modules] - $40
    An evaluation of milk components for use as biochemical markers that will help detect rumen acidosis and indigestion in dairy cows by Stephanie Kirchman  >> [login]
  • AABP667: Evaluation of handheld device for the detection of beta-hydroxybutyrate pre-calving in dairy cattle [ 1 modules] - $40
    Evaluation of handheld device for the detection of beta-hydroxybutyrate pre-calving in dairy cattle by Elise Tatone  >> [login]
  • AABP668: Hyperketonemia in early lactation dairy cattle: component and total cost per case [ 1 modules] - $40
    Hyperketonemia in early lactation dairy cattle: component and total cost per case by Jessica McArt  >> [login]
  • AABP550: NCIS: Nematode Criminal Investigation Service [ 1 modules] - $40
    Lisa Williamson discusses NCIS  >> [login]
  • AABP546: From Pasture to Package [ 1 modules] - $40
    Author: Charlie Hatcher 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP684: Comparison of serum progesterone curves in beef heifers during luteolysis after administration of dinoprost in the muscle or the ischiorectal fossa [ 1 modules] - $40
    Many producers and veterinarians report injection of products in the rear legs or hip due to convenience or lack of access to the neck. Provision of an acceptable injection site that can be accessed from behind the cow for administration of therapeutics may improve compliance and beef products. The authors propose the ischiorectal fossa (IRF), located adjacent to the tailhead and craniomedial to the tuber ischia, as an alternate injection site for products in cattle. A suitable drug to use for proof of concept is Prostaglandin F2á (PGF2á), given that the physiological outcome variable (luteolysis) is detected by a decline in serum progesterone. Colazo et al demonstrated that PGF2á given in the IRF or IM in the neck resulted in similar rates of luteolysis (2002). However, Chebel et al found a difference in time to estrus in beef heifers given a prostaglandin analog either IM in the neck or subcutaneously (2007). The objective of this study was to determine if PGF2á given in the IRF results in luteolysis at a similar time as PGF2á given IM in the neck. Our goal is to provide producers and veterinarians with an alternative to the current practice of harmful injections in the rear legs.  >> [login]
  • AABP685: Pre-breeding Beef Heifer Management and Season Affect Mid to Late Gestation Uteroplacental Hemodynamics [ 1 modules] - $40
    In a well-managed beef herd, heifers should represent the most valuable genetics in the herd and be an improvement on the previous generation of females. Recent economic conditions have brought forth a trend in which heifers are developed in “low input” management scenarios where they typically achieve 50-55% (as opposed to the more traditional 65-70%) of projected mature body weight at breeding. Seasonal differences in calf performance and heifer reproductive efficiency have also been observed. The uterine environment during gestation is known to have lifelong epigenetic effects on offspring. This is often achieved by imposing suboptimal conditions or nutrition prior to breeding or during gestation, and the effects may be translated to the developing calf by altered patterns of uteroplacental blood flow. Thus, it was hypothesized that low input heifer development protocols resulting in light weight heifers at breeding may cause decreased uteroplacental blood flow during pregnancy compared to traditionally developed females, even when nutrition during gestation is equivalent. Furthermore, it was posited that calving season may also alter uteroplacental hemodynamics. Therefore, the objective of the present study was to evaluate the effects of heifer development practices and season on uteroplacental hemodynamics during mid to late gestation of nulliparous beef females.  >> [login]
  • AABP686: PREVALENCE OF BACTEREMIA IN DAIRY CATTLE WITH ACUTE PUERPERAL METRITIS [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dairy cattle are susceptible to numerous disorders in the immediate post-partum period. Acute puerperal metritis (APM), defined as the presence of a fetid, watery uterine discharge, an enlarged, flaccid uterus, and overt signs of systemic illness that may include fever, dehydration, depression, and toxemia is one of the most commonly encountered infectious diseases in modern dairy practice. After calving, more than 90% of cattle experience some degree of contamination of the uterine lumen with bacteria. Through the processes of uterine involution and normal immune function, most cattle clear this contamination and experience no complications. However, cattle with retained placenta, hypocalcemia, and significant negative energy balance fail to clear uterine contamination and develop APM. Bacteremia has been documented in approximately 32% of adult dairy cattle with coliform mastitis.9 In cows with acute coliform mastitis, the presence of bacteremia, particularly bloodborne infection with organisms such as E. coli, Pasteurella multocida and Mannheimia hemolytica, had a significant impact on cow survival. The purposes of the study reported here were to investigate the prevalence of bacteremia in dairy cattle with naturally occurring APM, determine if an association exists between the bacteria cultured from the bloodstream and those present in uterus and identify factors that may be of use in predicting occurrence of bacteremia in cattle with APM  >> [login]
  • AABP687: DISPOSTION OF AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE IN PLASMA, UTERINE TISSUE, AND LOCHIAL FLUID OF POST-PARTUM DAIRY CATTLE [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dairy cattl are susceptible to numerous infectious and metabolic disorders in the immediate post-parturient period. Acute puerperal metritis (APM) is one of the most common clinical conditions seen in modern dairy cattle, affecting 18-33% of all cattle that calve. Antimicrobials are a mainstay of therapy for cattle with APM. Currently, three antimicrobials are labeled for systemic therapy in cattle with APM. Of these, products containing ceftiofur as the active compound are used most frequently. The United States Food and Drug Administration recently passed an order prohibiting the extra-label use of cephalosporins in major food-producing species because of concerns over the development of resistance to similar 3rd generation cephalosporin compounds used in critically ill human patients. Thus, it is prudent to consider and investigate the use of other antimicrobials for cattle with this important clinical disease. While emerging evidence would suggest that ampicillin trihydrate would have value as a therapeutic agent in dairy cattle with APM, the disposition of the drug in plasma, uterine tissue, and lochial fluid has not been investigated.  >> [login]
  • AABP651: Accelerated Growth: How we can influence her development [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dairy replacement heifers have traditionally been raised on limited amounts of milk and poor quality forages. New nutritional programs are designed to maximize nutrient intake at all stages of growth, and allow the animal to develop according to its own genetic potential. This results in lower morbidity and mortality rates, and increased milk production potential for the future. By Bob Corbett  >> [login]
  • AABP688: Pharmacokinetics of Hetacillin in Dairy Cattle Following 3X Milking [ 1 modules] - $40
    Mastitis remains a critical disease in the dairy industry and the use of intramammary antibiotics plays a critical role in mastitis treatment. Hetacin-K is currently approved as an intramammary antibiotic that is used to treat mastitis in dairy cows. It is approved for once a day intramammary administration and can be used for a total of 3 days. More and more dairy farms are milking 3 times per day (instead of the traditional 2 times per day) and there is very little pharmacokinetic data on the use of intramammary drugs in a 3X system. Particularly with a drug like Hetacin-K that is dosed only once per day - it needs to be verified that therapeutic concentrations can be maintained for an appropriate period. Therefore the primary purpose of this study was to determine if once a day intramammary infusion of Hetacin-K is sufficient to maintain therapeutic drug concentrations in cattle milked 3 times per day.  >> [login]
  • AABP650: Genomics: What do we need to know? [ 1 modules] - $40
    This session will examine the core applications of genomic technology with emphasis on positioning veterinarians to play an advisory role in support of their clients. We will focus on those technical competencies that are required to assess opportunities to utilize genetic testing as a tool to enhance genetic progress and profitability in commercial production. By Jason Osterstock  >> [login]
  • AABP689: Pharmacokinetics and tissue elimination of flunixin in veal calves [ 1 modules] - $40
    Currently flunixin is one of the leading violative drug residue found in veal calves. Although it is approved for use in adult cattle, there is not a specific approval for use in calves that are to be processed for veal. However the drug is often used in an extralabel manner as supportive therapy associated with calf diarrhea or pneumonia. Unfortunately pharmacokinetic data regarding the use of flunixin in young calves is not available. Therefore the primary objective of this study was to examine the pharmacokinetics and tissue elimination of flunixin following administration to veal calves.  >> [login]
  • AABP690: Temperatures of drug storage areas in large animal veterinary practice vehicles in the summer [ 1 modules] - $40
    Large animal veterinarians carry drugs in storage areas in practice vehicles which are not typically refrigerated. The most common upper limits of storage temperatures for U.S.-approved non-refrigerated drugs are 77°F or 86°F. Because ambient temperatures in many locations in the U.S. exceed these temperatures in summer, our objective was to measure storage area temperatures in two distinct geographic locations to evaluate the extent to which manufacturers’ recommended storage temperatures are exceeded.  >> [login]
  • AABP691: Use of Veterinarians on U.S. Dairy Operations [ 1 modules] - $40
    For the past 15-20 years, veterinarians have been focused on reproduction management on dairy operations. The introduction of relatively inexpensive pregnancy diagnostic tests could displace the veterinarian from this role on the dairy. There is also a trend for larger dairies to hire non-veterinarians to perform pregnancy exams and surgeries which have been traditionally reserved for veterinarians. Conversely, antimicrobial and other drug use in livestock is coming under increasing scrutiny and veterinarians are likely to have more oversight and responsibility in this area in the future. The objective of this study was to determine the percentage of US dairies that used veterinarians, how frequently veterinarians visited the operation and the services provided by the veterinarian.  >> [login]
  • AABP692: A Survey of Calf Rearing Practices on California Dairies [ 1 modules] - $40
    The goal of this project was to document calf rearing and management practices prevalent on California dairies and calf ranches as part of a larger effort to develop a risk assessment tool to reduce the incidence of Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD). Bovine respiratory disease is a major source of economic loss in infected calves due to reduced growth and productivity. Approximately 22% of all pre]weaning dairy heifer deaths are caused by BRD.  >> [login]
  • AABP693: Evaluation of the MISCO Palm Abbe PA-203X Digital Refractometer for Estimation of Serum Total Protein and Serum IgG in Neonatal Calves [ 1 modules] - $40
    Failureto absorb sufficient colostral immunoglobulins (Ig), termed failure of passivetransfer (FPT), may predispose neonatal calves to the development of diseaseand impaired future performance. Thegold standard measurement for FPT is laboratory analysis of serum IgG using RIDor ELISA. However, this is too expensive to be part of routine on-farm monitoringprograms. As such, historically manyproducers have indirectly estimated FPT rates through the measurement of serumtotal protein (STP) using optical refractometers. However, a digital refractometer was recentlyintroduced which offers the option of testing using multiple scales includingBrix (%), STP (g/dL), serum IgG (g/L) and colostrum IgG (g/L) (MISCO Palm AbbePA-203X. MISCO. Cleveland, OH). The objective of this study was to describethe test characteristics of the MISCO Palm Abbe PA-203X digital refractometerfor the measurement of STP and serum IgG. If successful, then either of these scales could be a useful tool formonitoring colostrum management on dairy farms.  >> [login]
  • AABP694: Comparison of the ability of a novel umbilical dip, Super7+™ Navel Dip, verses that of 7% tincture of iodine to desiccate the umbilical remnant in neonatal Holstein dairy calves [ 1 modules] - $40
    Reduction of naval infections through appropriate management including naval dipping is beneficial to the calf and the producer and is reported to decrease naval infection rates from 20-28% to 5-14% [1]. Obviously, naval dipping is of great importance but obtaining tincture of iodine has become problematic. It has become necessary to develop other products that can be utilized to dry the umbilicus and assist in the prevention of navel infections. Hence, the aim of this study was to evaluate an alternative to 7% tincture of iodine, Super7+™ Navel Dip.  >> [login]
  • AABP617: Using Reproductive Ultrasound for Goat Herd Management [ 1 modules] - $40
    Using Reproductive Ultrasound for Goat Herd Management  >> [login]
  • AABP619: Herd Health Programs for Llamas and Alpacas [ 1 modules] - $40
    Herd Health Programs for Llamas and Alpacas  >> [login]
  • AABP644: Milking Equipment: How it works in our world [ 1 modules] - $40
    Milking Equipment: How it works in our world  >> [login]
  • AABP674: Hoof histopathological changes in cattle subjected to the euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp [ 1 modules] - $40
    Although hyperinsulinemia has been shown to play a central role in horse laminitis, the link between insulin and hoof diseases has not been established in cattle. The objective was to investigate the effects of prolonged hyperinsulinemia on the integrity of the hoof lamellar tissue in cattle.  >> [login]
  • AABP675: The Effects of Flunixin Meglumine Treatment and Hoof Trimming on Lying Behavior and Locomotion in Dairy Cows [ 1 modules] - $40
    Lameness is a common disorder in USdairy herds and a welfare concern. Compared to non-lame cows, lame cows spendmore time lying down. Although regular hoof trimming is often a component oflameness prevention efforts, increased lying time has been observed followinghoof trimming, suggesting that it may cause discomfort in dairy cows. Preliminarywork suggested that treatment with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugdecreases the duration of increased lying time after hoof trimming. The objectiveof this study was to examine interactions between lameness, hoof trimming, andnon-steroidal drug therapy. Our hypothesis was thatcows treated with flunixin meglumine before and after hoof trimmingwould spend less time lying, have improved gait scores, and produce more milk thancows that had their hooves trimmed without concurrent drug treatment.  >> [login]
  • AABP676: Intra-rater reliability among postural and gait abnormalities detected using locomotion scoring with observations in milking parlor and headlock stanchions [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dairy cow lameness is an important health issue, with a negative impact in animal welfare and productivity. Lameness has been assessed using a locomotion scoring (LS) system based on behaviors and postures related to gait. However, LS evaluation is a time consuming task that is not routinely performed on large dairies. Implementation of methods for early lameness detection that are easily incorporated into management could increase the rate of detection. The objective of this study was to evaluate the intra-rater reliability among postural and gait abnormalities detected using locomotion scoring with observations in milking parlor (MP) and headlock stanchions (S).  >> [login]
  • AABP677: Evaluation of risks of violative milk residues following extra label topical administration of tetracycline for digital dermatitis in dairy cattle [ 1 modules] - $40
    Digital dermatitis (DD) is a commonly found foot lesion in cattle at the time of hooftrimming. At this point in time there are no licensed antimicrobials available for DD in North America, and DD is commonly treated with topical tetracycline antimicrobials at varying doses. This usage of topical tetracycline is extra-label drug use, and limited data is available to evaluate the risk of violative milk residues following treatment. Previous work that has evaluated the risk of violative milk residues only looked at one dosing regimen and used a tetracycline formulation that is currently not widely used by professional hoof trimmers or veterinarians. The objective of this project was to determine if various application methods or tetracycline dosages would result in tetracycline residue levels in milk.  >> [login]
  • AABP678:Effect of topical treatment of claw horn lesions with tetracycline-derivatives on plasma and milk concentrations [ 1 modules] - $40
    Claw horn lesions frequently result in lameness, and these types of lesions are associated with environment and animal husbandry practices rather than infectious pathogens. The paucity of scientific literaturepertaining to intervention strategies for these lesions promote therapeutictrimming techniques with or without the application of a hoof block to the contralateralclaw and producer-dependent use of systemic antibiotics and analgesics. In a recent survey of hoof trimmers andveterinarians, 53% of trimmers and 59% of veterinarians reported using topicalapplication of medications to solar lesion, with extra-label use oftetracycline-derivatives being the most frequently reported topicalmedication. In the advent of modernanalytical technology, more sensitive assays are available to detectpharmaceuticals present in consumable animal products. These assays offer amore sensitive evaluation of residues involving the topical application oftetracycline-derivatives, which warrants concerns over the potential forviolative residues. Given these lesions resultin exposure of raw corium and granulation tissue, the potential of topicalmedications entering the systemic blood circulation in treated animals ispossible, and yet, no research has assessed if extra-label use of tetracycline-derivativesresults in violative drug residues in plasma and milk. Our hypothesis is extra-label use oftetracycline-derivatives results in drug residues in both plasma and milk;however, the concentrations would not surpass the Food and Drug Administration’sreported acceptable level, 300 ppb.  >> [login]
  • AABP643. Milk Quality: Looking Outside of the Cow [ 1 modules] - $40
    Milk Quality: Looking Outside of the Cow by David Reid  >> [login]
  • AABP679: Validation of a Penetrating Captive Bolt Device with Air-Channel Pithing as a Single-Step Method for Euthanasia of Cattle in Mass Depopulation Situations [ 1 modules] - $40
    Theobjective of this study was to evaluate the use of a penetrating captive boltdevice with a built-in low pressure air-channel pithing as a single-step methodfor humane euthanasia of cattle in a mass depopulation scenario. Currently, the only single step methods ofeuthanasia approved for use in cattle are gunshot or barbiturate overdose bothof which are impractical for mass depopulation situations.  >> [login]
  • AABP680: Survey of Management of Reproduction on Canadian Dairy Farms [ 1 modules] - $40
    Many dairy herds do not achieve their targets for reproductive performance. Despite many advances in technologies and management tools, producer attitudes towards, and frequency of implementation of these tools are not well documented. The objective of the present study was to survey current reproduction management practices in a representative sample of Canadian dairy farms.  >> [login]
  • AABP681: The Effect of Prepartum Housing on Metabolic and Reproductive Health in Dairy Cows [ 1 modules] - $40
    Thedeterminants of metabolic and reproductive health disorders and the degree towhich housing and management can influence health are only partiallyunderstood. The objective of this randomized controlled study was to determineif a prepartum housing strategy of providing non-competitive feeding and lyingaccess improves metabolic health and immunefunction and reduces reproductive disease.  >> [login]
  • AABP682: Non-Inferiority Randomized Field Clinical Trial of Two GnRH Commercial Products Used in Systematic Double-Ovsynch Protocol at First Breeding in Dairy Cows. [ 1 modules] - $40
    The use of the double-ovsynch (DBLOV) protocol at first service in dairy herds has become more popular in dairy practice because of its potential ability to increase the conception risk (CR), especially in primiparous cows, compared with usual ovsynch or presynch protocols. Few studies have reported CR when using DBLOV protocol in a large number of dairy cows in field conditions. The use of the DBLOV protocol implies giving 4 injections of commercial GnRH products to a same dairy cow. Some studies have raised issues about the efficacy of GnRH hydrochloride (Factrel) to induce ovulation compared with other GnRH forms. The objective of this study was to compare CR at first service when using GnRH hydrochloride (Factrel) or GnRH acetate (Fertiline) in a systematic DBLOV protocol in dairy cows in field conditions. The hypothesis was that there would be no significant difference between first-service CR between both GnRH forms.  >> [login]
  • AABP683: Comparison of 4-day vs 5-day Controlled Internal Drug Release (CIDR) + Timed Artificial Insemination Protocols in Dairy Heifers. [ 1 modules] - $40
    Previous studies have demonstrated that during the application of a 5-day CIDR + Timed Artificial Insemination (TAI) protocol in dairy heifers, the initial GnRH at CIDR insertion and the second PGF2a 12 h after CIDR removal are not essential to optimize pregnancy at TAI (P/TAI; J.Dairy Sci 2011 94:4997-5004). A major factor limiting the development of these programs in dairy farms is to overlook the importance of applying the hormonal injections at the correct day and time according to the specific protocol. This situation becomes more critical when trying to avoid cattle management practices during weekends. The establishment of a 4-day CIDR+TAI protocol performed on a Monday-Friday schedule would simplify the routine reproductive management of heifers in dairy farms, since it would facilitate treatment administration (Monday: CIDR insertion; Friday: CIDR withdrawal+PGF2a; next Monday: GnRH+TAI). Moreover, in contrast to the 4-day CIDR protocol, both the 5-day and 7-day CIDR programs require handling of animals on three different days of the week. In a recent pilot study heifers treated with a 4-day CIDR+TAI protocol showed an optimal P/TAI (66.7%, 10/15) similar to that observed in the of 5-day CIDR+TAI protocol (46.7%, 7/15) or AI after PGF2a injection and heat detection (46.7%, 7/15). However; despite the numerical differences, in that study the sample size was not sufficient to show statistical differences among groups. The objective of this study was to evaluate the P/TAI in dairy heifers treated with a Monday-Friday 4-day CIDR+TAI protocol compared to that of heifers treated with a 5-day CIDR+TAI protocol.  >> [login]
  • AABP525: Beef Quality Assurance Farm to Fork Opportunities [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dan Thompson discusses farm to fork opportunities. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP526: How We Use the BQA Welfare Assessment in the Feedyard [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dave Sjeklocha talks about BQA welfare assessment in the feedyard. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP549:SCC issues/Milk Quality_Johnson [ 1 modules] - $40
    2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP531: The Value of Records in Cow-Calf Herds [ 1 modules] - $40
    John Bolinger discusses the value of records in cow-calf herds. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP550: NCIS Nematode Criminal Investigation Service [ 1 modules] - $40
    Lisa Williamson discusses NCIS 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP605: Intra-farm Communication about Calf Health: Who's Talking? [ 1 modules] - $40
    Author: Dale Moore 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP: 2013 AABP Conference  [ 73 modules] - $325
    A complete collection of presentations delivered at the 2013 AABP conference.  >> [login]
  • AABP538:AMDUCA-ELDU- Residue Avoidance_ Fajt [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Virgina Fajt discusses AMDUCA/ELDU/Residue Avoidance 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP548: Milk Pricing [ 1 modules] - $40
    John Guess discusses milk pricing 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP527: Where BQA Began: The Cow Herd [ 1 modules] - $40
    Author: Dave Rethorst 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP528: Reasonable Expectations for Antibiotics in Feedyards [ 1 modules] - $40
    Author: Mike Apley 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP547: Value Added Veterinarians [ 1 modules] - $40
    Author: Charlie Hatcher 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP625: Successful Tools for Building Dairy Practice [ 1 modules] - $40
    Successful Tools for Building Dairy Practice by Michael Capel  >> [login]
  • AABP529: Using Antimicrobials Judiciously in the Feedyard [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dave Sjeklocha discusses the use of antimicrobials in the feedyard. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP530: Appropriate Antimicrobial Use at the Cow Herd Level [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dave Rethhorst talks about appropriate antimicrobial use at the cowherd level 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP532: Preg Checking: Why Should We Recommend It? [ 1 modules] - $40
    Gerald Stokka talks about why preg checking should be recommended. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP533: Current Concerns about Veterinary Products Use and Cow Calf Fertility [ 1 modules] - $40
    Bob Larson discusses concerns about veterinary products with cow-calf fertility. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP534: BRD in Pre-Weaned Calves: Case Investigation [ 1 modules] - $40
    Russ Daly talks about BRD in pre-weaned calves. 2 CE Credits  >> [login]
  • AABP514: Navigating the Perfect Storm [ 1 modules] - $40
    Bruce Feinberg discusses navigating the perfect storm. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP515: Helping Consumers Hear What You Say [ 1 modules] - $40
    Author: Mike Opperman 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP626: Inventory Management in Mixed Practice [ 1 modules] - $40
    Inventory Management in Mixed Practices by Don Goodman  >> [login]
  • AABP627: Air Quality: Open Air Dairies and Feedyards [ 1 modules] - $40
    Air Quality: Open Air Dairies and Feedyards  >> [login]
  • AABP535: BRD in Pre-Weaned Calves: When and Why? [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dave Smith discusses BRD in pre weaned calves. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP536: BRD in Pre-Weaned Calves: What's New in Risk Factors [ 1 modules] - $40
    Amelia Woolums discusses BRD in pre-weaned calves and new risk factors 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP663: Factors affecting Escherichia coli O157:H7 hide contamination of feedlot cattle [ 1 modules] - $40
    Factors affecting Escherichia coli O157:H7 hide contamination of feedlot cattle by Leisel Schneider  >> [login]
  • AABP623: The Practitioner's Role in Milk and Cheese Production [ 1 modules] - $40
    The Practitioner's Role in Milk and Cheese Production by Mark Wustenburg  >> [login]
  • AABP625: Successful Tools for Building Dairy Practice [ 1 modules] - $40
    Successful Tools for Building Dairy Practice by Michael Capel  >> [login]
  • AABP613: Watching for the Bottleneck: management and diseases in small ruminant operations that limit productivity [ 1 modules] - $40
    Watching for the Bottleneck: management and diseases in small ruminant operations that limit productivity by Andrea Mongini  >> [login]
  • AABP614: Buck Management [ 1 modules] - $40
    Buck Management by Joan Dean Rowe  >> [login]
  • AABP622: The Practitioner's Role in Beef Production [ 1 modules] - $40
    The Practitioner's Role in Beef Production by Mike Siemens  >> [login]
  • AABP618: Adding Camelids to Your Practice [ 1 modules] - $40
    Adding Camelids to Your Practice  >> [login]
  • AABP695: Neonatal Calf Diarrhea: Reducing Impacts and Antibiotic Use with Lactoferrin and Diaque [ 1 modules] - $40
    Due to concerns about the human health impacts of agricultural antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance (AMR), alternatives to conventional antimicrobials are being sought. As a natural component of colostrum, lactoferrin has antimicrobial and anti-LPS capabilities and may have a role for the treatment of calf diarrhea. Diaque (Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., St. Joseph, Missouri), is an oral electrolyte and energy supplement that can be mixed with milk to administer to calves. Diaque may impact the intestinal flora, or may also be a viable option to aid mixture of lactoferrin with milk. This study measured the effects of supplemental lactoferrin and Diaque on concentrations of total and AMR fecal coliforms in two-week-old, Holstein dairy heifers. We hypothesized that supplementation of lactoferrin and/or Diaque would decrease the concentration of total and/or AMR coliforms. Additional objectives of this research included 1) validating a novel technique for measuring AMR coliform concentrations, 2) understanding the dynamics of AMR coliforms early in the calf’s life, and 3) determining the association between passive transfer of IgG on shedding of AMR coliforms.  >> [login]
  • AABP616: Teaching Goat Clients to Prevent Pregnancy Toxemia [ 1 modules] - $40
    Teaching Goat Clients to Prevent Pregnancy Toxemia  >> [login]
  • AABP715: Investigation into an Outbreak of Respiratory Disease in Nursing Calves in a South Georgia Beef Herd [ 1 modules] - $40
    Investigation into an Outbreak of Respiratory Disease in Nursing Calves in a South Georgia Beef Herd  >> [login]
  • AABP716: Effect of supplementing poor quality maternal colostrum with colostrum replacer on passive transfer of IgG in newborn calves [ 1 modules] - $40
    Effect of supplementing poor quality maternal colostrum with colostrum replacer on passive transfer of IgG in newborn calves  >> [login]
  • AABP717: Profuse Diahrrea in a 4 year-old Wagyu Bull [ 1 modules] - $40
    Profuse Diahrrea in a 4 year-old Wagyu Bull  >> [login]
  • AABP718: Evaluation of Lung Auscultation Score, Body Temperature, and Days on Feed with BRD Pathogens Identified and Eventual Health Outcome in Feedlot Calves [ 1 modules] - $40
    Evaluation of Lung Auscultation Score, Body Temperature, and Days on Feed with BRD Pathogens Identified and Eventual Health Outcome in Feedlot Calves  >> [login]
  • AABP720: Estrus Cycle and Heat Detection [ 1 modules] - $40
    Estrus Cycle and Heat Detection  >> [login]
  • AABP722: Assisting the Veterinarian with OB, C-Section, Fetotomy [ 1 modules] - $40
    Assisting the Veterinarian with OB, C-Section, Fetotomy  >> [login]
  • AABP 645: Milking Records: Making sense of it all [ 1 modules] - $40
    Milking Records: Making sense of it all by David Reid  >> [login]
  • AABP 646: Getting All the Milk We Can: Cow Stockmanship [ 1 modules] - $40
    Getting All the Milk We Can: Cow Stockmanship by Ulrike Sorge  >> [login]
  • AABP723: Care of the Calf and Cow Post Partum [ 1 modules] - $40
    Care of the Calf and Cow Post Partum  >> [login]
  • AABP724: Transition and Fresh Cow Monitoring [ 1 modules] - $40
    Transition and Fresh Cow Monitoring  >> [login]
  • AABP632: Low stress cattle handling, aspects that the veterinarian needs to be aware of to evaluate, critique and train feedlot personnel responsible for movement and handling of cattle [ 1 modules] - $40
    Low stress cattle handling, aspects that the veterinarian needs to be aware of to evaluate, critique and train feedlot personnel responsible for movement and handling of cattle by Randy Hunter  >> [login]
  • AABP633: Using experimental and observational data to design, implement, execute and maintain herd health program for a feedlot. [ 1 modules] - $40
    Using experimental and observational data to design, implement, execute and maintain herd health program for a feedlot by Del Miles  >> [login]
  • AABP637: Synchronization Programs [ 1 modules] - $40
    Synchronization Programs by Rick Funston  >> [login]
  • AABP638: Artificial Insemination in Bovine Practice [ 1 modules] - $40
    Artificial Insemination in Bovine Practice by Jeremy VanBoening  >> [login]
  • AABP636: Increasing production efficiency through reproductive management [ 1 modules] - $40
    Increasing production efficiency through reproductive management by Rick Funston  >> [login]
  • AABP639: Utilizing Ultrasound in Beef Herds [ 1 modules] - $40
    A discussion of ways to implement fetal ultrasound into beef herds including types of ultrasound and livestock handling equipment, determination of calving groups, data collection during ultrasound, and real life economic impacts for beef producers that utilize fetal ultrasound. Emphasis on practical use of fetal ultrasound and common problems that may be encountered. By Chandy Olson  >> [login]
  • AABP640: Trichomoniasis [ 1 modules] - $40
    This presentation will provide insights into issues relevant to accurate Bovine Trichomoniasis diagnosis. By Jeff Ondrak  >> [login]
  • AABP641: Quality BSE Exams [ 1 modules] - $2014
    Although there are numerous impediments to veterinarians intent on performing quality and detailed Breeding Soundness exams on breeding bulls, there are ample opportunities to deliver such exams in a method that brings satisfaction to the practitioner, appreciation by the client and increased revenue to the practice. By John Myers  >> [login]
  • AABP670: The relationship between subclinical hypocalcemia and negative energy balance on the return of ovarian function during the voluntary waiting period of dairy cows [ 1 modules] - $40
    The relationship between subclinical hypocalcemia and negative energy balance on the return of ovarian function during the voluntary waiting period of dairy cows by Luciano Caixeta  >> [login]
  • AABP671: High NEFA concentration in postpartum dairy cows is not strongly correlated with hyperketonemia; are there associated genomic regions? [ 1 modules] - $40
    High NEFA concentration in postpartum dairy cows is not strongly correlated with hyperketonemia; are there associated genomic regions? By Francisco Leal Yepes  >> [login]
  • AABP672: Effect of serum calcium status at calving on survival, health, and performance of post-partum dairy cows and calves [ 1 modules] - $40
    Effect of serum calcium status at calving on survival, health, and performance of post-partum dairy cows and calves by Alissa Hunter  >> [login]
  • AABP635: Field pathology. Techniques, findings, and diagnostic options. [ 1 modules] - $40
    Field pathology. Techniques, findings, and diagnostic options. By Robert Glock  >> [login]
  • AABP673: Determination of blood cardiac Troponin I and L-lactate cut-off values for predicting survival in dairy cows affected by downer cow syndrome [ 1 modules] - $40
    Determination of blood cardiac Troponin I and L-lactate cut-off values for predicting survival in dairy cows affected by downer cow syndrome by Josiane Labonte  >> [login]
  • AABP696: Effect of Milk Intake and Weaning Strategy on Measures of Calf Performance and Feed Utilization in Group-housed Jersey Calves [ 1 modules] - $40
    Increased milk intake in the preweaning period has been associated with improved rate of gain, improved health, reduced age at first calving and improved first lactation milk production. However, feeding higher levels of milk may slow starter pellet intake, delaying rumen adaptation,which can result in reduced rate of gain and impaired health in the post-weaning period. The study objective was to describe the effect of milk feeding rate and weaning strategy on measures of growth, health, feed intake, feed efficiency and economics in group-housed preweaned Jersey calves.  >> [login]
  • AABP697: Effect of Milking Routine Performance and Turnover of Personnel on Milk Losses in Dairy Herds. [ 1 modules] - $40
    It is common to observe large within-herd variation in milking personnel performance (MPP) and turnover (TO) over time. Assessing team performance, resolution of conflicts, and comprehensive training of dairy personnel are critical tasks to achieve consistent performance of dairy herds. One of the positive aspects about TO is that it provides opportunities for remaining team members to increase or change responsibilities. Some herds keep a multi skilled person(s) who serves as the trainer and is readily available, not allocated to any specific mandatory daily role on the farm, which can be used to plug the gaps caused by absentees to help maintain productivity levels. The objective was to assess the effect of MPP (95% vs 85%) and TO of personnel (5% vs 30%) on milk losses of dairy herds.  >> [login]
  • AABP698: Seroprevalence of Bovine Anaplasmosis in the Southern US. [ 1 modules] - $40
    Bovineanaplasmosis, caused by Anaplasmamarginale, is the most prevalent tick-transmitted disease of cattleworldwide and a major obstacle to profitable production in the US. Theintroduction of anaplasmosis into a naïve herd can result in a reduced calfcrop and increased cull and mortality rates in infected adult cattle. The costof anaplasmosis to the US beef industry is estimated to be over $300 millionannually. Control of anaplasmosis in the US is predicated on biosecurity andadministration of antimicrobials both of which require knowledge of regionalprevalence for implementation to be successful. The last reported prevalence ofanaplasmosis in cattle in the southern US ranged from 2% to 24%. However, thetest used to determine the prevalence, complement fixation, is no longerconsidered reliable. Therefore, true prevalence of anaplasmosis in this regionis likely much higher than previously reported.  >> [login]
  • AABP699: Comparison of Two Competitive Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assays for Anaplasma marginale in Cattle [ 1 modules] - $40
    Bovine anaplasmosis, caused by Anaplasma marginale, is the most prevalent tick-transmitted disease of cattle worldwide and a major obstacle to profitable production in the US. Several serological assays such as complement fixation (CF), card agglutination, and competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (cELISA) have been used in the detection of anaplasmosis carriers. The CF and card agglutination tests are not considered reliable due to low diagnostic sensitivities (<20% and 67%, respectively). Commercially available major surface protein-5 (MSP-5) epitope-based cELISA is more reliable with high sensitivity (99%) and specificity (89%). Recently, maltose binding protein included as fusion protein in the recombinant MSP-5 used in the commercially available cELISA was identified as the source of some false-positive results. A new cELISA test was developed to improve diagnostic specificity by reducing false positive reactions due to maltose binding protein antibodies and other non-specific antibodies in bovine sera. The objective of this study was to compare results generated using the current and new cELISA tests and real-time RT-PCR to provide veterinarians with up to date information regarding the most appropriate test to use for anaplasmosis diagnosis.  >> [login]
  • AABP700: The Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library/AABP Partnership: providing tools for AABP members to practice evidence-based veterinary medicine [ 1 modules] - $40
    Practicing evidence-based veterinary medicine, defined as the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient/client values, requires access to the research evidence. The Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library and AABP are working together to provide AABP members with expert literature searching and access to the peer-reviewed literature.  >> [login]
  • AABP701: Alpaca Growth Curves [ 1 modules] - $40
    Evaluating animal growth characteristics is an effective monitoring tool to assess adequacy of the nutritional program. Growth will be directly influenced post weaning by the amount and quality of the diet consumed. Early growth is indirectly affected by nutrition through the effect of nutrient supply on maternal milk production. Growth curves have been generated for various species, including llamas, but none exist yet for the alpaca. The objective of this project was to develop standardized growth curves for the alpaca from birth through maturity.  >> [login]
  • AABP702: Evaluation of Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) Transmission from a Persistently Infected Goat to Pregnant Goats and Calves [ 1 modules] - $40
    Infections with bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) occur in various artiodactyls. Persistent infections occur in non-bovine species but rarely in goats. Recently, a persistently infected (PI) goat was born following experimental infection of pregnant goats. The present study evaluated the potential of BVDV transmission from the PI goat to pregnant goats and calves.  >> [login]
  • AABP703: A Survey of Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis in Midwestern Goats [ 1 modules] - $40
    CAEV is an incurable disease of goats that has social and economic impacts. Clinical disease includes encephalitis arthritis, mastitis and progressive respiratory disease. In the last 25 years there have been significant changes in the US goat industry. Recent prevalence studies are lacking and historic studies may not reflect changes in the industry. The purpose of the study was to establish the prevalence of CAEV in Midwestern herds that are not actively controlling for CAEV.  >> [login]
  • AABP704: Pharmacokinetics of Multiple Dose Subcutaneous Flunixin Meglumine in Lactating Dairy Goats [ 1 modules] - $40
    In the US most drugs approved for use in livestock species are appro Flunixin Meglumine (FM) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for intravenous (IV) administration in cattle and intramuscular (IM) administration in swine for the control of pyrexia associated with respiratory disease. There are several subcutaneous administration products that have FM combined with other active ingredients including two for cattle (FM + antibiotic). Multiple doses of FM are commonly administered by the SC route in lactating goats, however pharmacokinetic data is lacking for this administration route in goats.  >> [login]
  • AABP705: Penetrating captive-bolt euthanasia of goats: optimal shot placement and evaluation of polled and horned goats [ 1 modules] - $40
    Anatomical placementof a penetrating captive bolt device (PCB) when euthanizing animals is critical to ensure vital structures are damaged rendering animals immediatelyunconscious and death occurs without a return to sensibility. Although PCB are an approved method foreuthanizing small ruminants, the current peer reviewed literature contains discrepanciesregarding the appropriate anatomic site to be used for euthanasiaprocedures. Currently, two importantdocuments, American Veterinary Medical Association’s 2013 Euthanasia Guidelines (AVMA) and World Organization for Animal Health’s Terrestrial Code (OIE), are indisagreement over the recommended site for captive bolt placement in smallruminants. The AVMA 2013 guidelinerecommends use of a frontal site high on the forehead aiming towards theforamen magnum as an alternative site in horned goats. The OIE recommends the frontal site be usedfor gunshot only. Exact positioning of apenetrating captive bolt at the poll is poorly described in theliterature. The objective of this studywas to determine the optimal anatomical site for PCB placement in horned and polledgoats to ensure brainstem disruption consistently occurs.  >> [login]
  • AABP706: Producer concern and prevalence of subclinical intramammary infections between lactations on 10 dairy goat farms in Ontario, Canada [ 1 modules] - $40
    For many dairy goat producers, a key deciding factor for keeping does in the herd is the animal’s ability to maintain milk production. Subclinical intramammary infections (IMIs) are known to decrease milk production in does by as much as 20% (Contreras et al., 2003). Somatic cell count (SCC) is a reliable and inexpensive predictor of infection in dairy cows; however, this measure is highly variable in goats depending on factors such milk production, stage of lactation, and estrus activity (Leitner et al., 2004; Paape et al., 2007; Persson et al., 2014), making identification of infected glands by SCC level problematic. Thus, it is likely that producers underestimate infection prevalence on their farms. While IMIs are possible throughout lactation, the highest risk period for infection is when does are transitioning from one lactation to the next. On many farms, goats are dried-off (i.e., milking is ceased) and during the dry period infections may go unchecked and new infections begin. In other situations, does are not dried-off between lactations. The aims of this study were two fold: 1) to assess the attitudes of the producers regarding IMIs on their farms, and 2) to determine the prevalence of these infections during the dry period.  >> [login]
  • AABP707: Comparison of Staphylococcus aureus from bovine and caprine milk [ 1 modules] - $40
    Staphylococcus aureus is a frequent cause of infection in humans and animals. It is the most common cause of chronic subclinical bovine mastitis. Genotypes of S. aureus associated with one host can be transmitted among species. The purpose of this study was to compare genotypes and antimicrobial susceptibilities of representative bovine and caprine S. aureus isolates, and determine possible interspecies transfer of genotypes. It was hypothesized that genotypes and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of S. aureus would be similar for bovine and caprine isolates.  >> [login]
  • AABP708: The Effects of OmniGen-AF® on Milk Quality and Milk Components over an Entire Lactation in Dairy Goats [ 1 modules] - $40
    In the United States the legal somatic cell count (SCC) limit for dairy goat milk is 1,500,000 ml-1. However, it is common for SCC to be much higher than this limit, especially near the end of lactation. Milk SCC from goats follows a linear increase throughout lactation, peaking just before dry-off. Mastitis, estrus, age, caprine arthritis encephalitis virus (CAE) and stressful events can all increase SCC in goat’s milk. Production of milk with a SCC higher than the legal limit results in farms being unable to ship their milk and lost income. Additionally, many cheese processors pay premiums for milk containing higher amounts of fat and protein. The objective of this study was to evaluate the supplementation of OmniGen-AF® to dry and lactating dairy goats on milk quality and milk components over an entire lactation.  >> [login]
  • AABP709: Acute Onset Diarrhea in an Angus Cow [ 1 modules] - $40
    Acute Onset Diarrhea in an Angus Cow  >> [login]
  • AABP710: Effects of Local Anesthetic and Oral Meloxicam on Pain Sensitivity in Calves following Caustic Paste Disbudding [ 1 modules] - $20
    Effects of Local Anesthetic and Oral Meloxicam on Pain Sensitivity in Calves following Caustic Paste Disbudding  >> [login]
  • AABP711: Death Loss Associated with Ill Thrift and Blindness in a Group of Stocker Calves [ 1 modules] - $40
    Death Loss Associated with Ill Thrift and Blindness in a Group of Stocker Calves  >> [login]
  • AABP713: Stifle Lameness in a Breeding Bull [ 1 modules] - $40
    Stifle Lameness in a Breeding Bull  >> [login]
  • AABP714: The Effect of Pooling Deep Nasopharyngeal Swabs from Feedlot Calves on the Sensitivity of a Multiplex PCR used to Identify BRD Pathogens [ 1 modules] - $40
    The Effect of Pooling Deep Nasopharyngeal Swabs from Feedlot Calves on the Sensitivity of a Multiplex PCR used to Identify BRD Pathogens  >> [login]
  • AABP 647: Transition Nutrition-Beginning the Discussion [ 1 modules] - $40
    Transition Nutrition-Beginning the Discussion by Heather Dann  >> [login]
  • AABP648: Transition Health- Tools for your Toolbox [ 1 modules] - $40
    This presentation will cover practical tools that dairy practitioners can use to benefit transition cow health on dairies. These tools include risk factor analysis for transition cow health problems, diagnosis and treatment protocols for fresh cows, training and monitoring fresh pen workers, recording fresh cow health data, and monitoring fresh cow health outcomes. By Gary Oetzel  >> [login]
  • AABP652: Healthy calves: Making it through the transition [ 1 modules] - $40
    Veterinarians are often tasked with sorting out scours or BRD issues in the milk feeding phase. This talk will provide insight on recent tools being used to assist in outbreak investigation and to bring a professional veterinary medicine approach to replacement heifer and the growing Holstein beef industry. Sam Barringer  >> [login]
  • AABP653: Heifer Reproduction: How can we evaluate and influence [ 1 modules] - $40
    Age at first calving is ultimately determined by age at conception. Every day conception is delayed adds to heifer raising costs, yet heifer reproduction is often passively managed. Excellence in any endeavor is rarely achieved passively. This presentation will outline how to actively manage heifer reproduction to lower heifer raising costs. By John Lee  >> [login]
  • AABP: Comprehensive Beef Quality Assurance [ 28 modules] - $25
    2 CE Credits  >> [login]
  • AABP628: Beef Cattle Slaughter Condemnation: Procedures, Pathology, and Paperwork/Documentation and the FSIS Veterinary Professional [ 1 modules] - $40
    This presentation will provide an overview of slaughter inspection procedures, common conditions causing condemnation, residue screening, and related documentation. The roles and duties of the FSIS Public Health Veterinarian (PHV) will also be discussed. By Thomas McDougal  >> [login]
  • AABP629: Regulations today: Wading through VFDs, VCPRs, Prescriptions, ELDU prohibitions, proposed and final rules, and guidance documents [ 1 modules] - $40
    Regulations today: Wading through VFDs, VCPRs, Prescriptions, ELDU prohibitions, proposed and final rules, and guidance documents by Mike Apley  >> [login]
  • AABP621: The Art of Speaking to Clients and Colleagues [ 1 modules] - $40
    The Art of Speaking to Clients and Colleagues by Greg Justice  >> [login]
  • AABP615: What Bovine Practitioners Need to Know About Traceability and Scrapie [ 1 modules] - $40
    What Bovine Practitioners Need to Know About Traceability and Scrapie by Joan Dean Rowe  >> [login]
  • AABP662: Risk factors in beef cattle for terminal rectal mucosa colonization of Escherichia coli O157:H7  [ 1 modules] - $40
    Risk factors in beef cattle for terminal rectal mucosa colonization of Escherichia coli O157:H7 by Liesel Schneider  >> [login]
  • AABP669: Influence of dry period plane of energy on peripratal concentration of beta-hydroxybutyrate, non-esterified fatty acids, glucose and insulin [ 1 modules] - $40
    Influence of dry period plane of energy on peripartal concentration of beta-hydroxybutyrate, non-esterified fatty acids, glucose and insulin by Sabine Mann  >> [login]
  • AABP540:Field/Practical pharmacology_Apley [ 1 modules] - $40
    2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP556: Common Health Callagnes for Small Scale Sheep and Goat Herds [ 1 modules] - $40
    Author: Joan Bowen 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP: Feedlot Doctor Beef Quality Assurance [ 12 modules] - $25
    2 CE Credits  >> [login]
  • AABP: Feed Mill Beef Quality Asurance [ 6 modules] - $25
    2 CE Credits  >> [login]
  • AABP: Feed Delivery Beef Quality Assurance [ 6 modules] - $25
    2 CE Credits  >> [login]
  • AABP: Cow-Calf Beef Quality Assurance [ 17 modules] - $25
    2 CE Credits  >> [login]
  • AABP:2008 AABP Conference [ 50 modules] - $325
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  • AABP:2009 AABP Conference [ 34 modules] - $325
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  • AABP: 2010 AABP Conference [ 128 modules] - $325
    A complete collection of presentations delivered at the 2010 AABP Conference.  >> [login]
  • AABP: 2011 AABP Conference [ 116 modules] - $325
    A complete collection of presentations delivered at the 2011 AABP Conference.  >> [login]
  • AABP: 2012 AABP Conference [ 101 modules] - $325
    A complete collection of presentations delivered at the 2011 AABP conference.  >> [login]
  • AABP001: Current Data on Dehorning Calves [ 1 modules] - $40
    Todd Duffield, DVM, DVSc, an associated professor at the University of Guelph discusses the pain associated with dehorning and the research that his group conducted. Duffield gave four recommendations for dehorning. These recommendations are: develop a dehorning protocol, use a Lidocaine nerve block, dehorn at a young age and consider using an approved NSAID. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP002: Cytology in Food Animals [ 1 modules] - $40
    Robert J. Callan from Colorado State University presents research over cytology in ruminant and camelid practice. He will discuss how to collect the samples, processing of the samples and how to interpret the cytology samples collected. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP003: Dairy Farm Labor Training & Advising [ 1 modules] - $40
    Mark J. Thomas, DVM of Countryside Veterinary Clinic discusses the needs of dairy farm labor training and advising. The presentation discusses the need for training and advising, the fact that practitioners are the logical facilitators, challenges do exist with training labors on the dairy farm, and there can be positive returns for the dairy and the hope of positive satisfaction for the practitioner. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP004: Effective Diverse Culture Labor Styles [ 1 modules] - $40
    Jorge M. Estrada of leadership Coaching International, Inc. discusses the differences across cultures and how to best work within these differences. He details the differences between high and low context cultures and how to foster relationships that promote trust and respect across cultures. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP005: Introduction to General Session Theme and Lost in Translation [ 1 modules] - $40
    Charlie Arnot discusses the issues that the animal agriculture faces, specific consumer views of the industry and how we can prevent our message from being lost in translation. He believes that the Industry has to give customers, policy makers, community leaders and consumers “permission to believe” that contemporary livestock production is consistent with their values and expectations. As well as, build and communicate and ethical foundation for our activity and engage in value based communication if we want to build the trust that protects our freedom to operate. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP006: Managing Feed Quality Issues to Maximize Health & Productivity [ 1 modules] - $40
    Robert Corbett, DVM presentation highlights the topics of maximizing feed quality is important in maximizing profitability and minimizing disease, purchased feeds and home -grown feeds, the importance of maintaining quality during storage and feed out, the consideration of all feeds, not just forages and that veterinarians need to be well-informed on feed quality issues. He also discusses the importance of veterinarians becoming involved in the decision making processes that play an important role in the nutritional well-being of the dairy animal. It is also important to understand how feed quality and nutritional management influences the overall productively and profitability of the dairy operation. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP009: Nutrient Digestibility of Forages and Grains [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Randy Shaver continues his discussion of nutrient digestibility, focusing on feedstuffs such as forages and grains. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP010: Parasitology Resistance [ 1 modules] - $40
    Donald H. Bliss, Ph.D. discusses parasitolgy resistance. This presentation details the economics of deworming, the effects of parasites on the immune system, the comparison of milk production after parasite exposure, as well as discussing the statistics on management verses deworming response. Dr. Bliss believes that the widespread development of parasite resistance is a very serious problem for cattle producers and the way to solve this problem is practitioners need to know whether or not dewormers are working for their clients. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP011: Why Vets go into Rural Practice [ 1 modules] - $40
    Aurora Villarroel from Oregon State University discusses why vets go into rural practice. The presentation gives an overview of why vets from all over the United States decide to go into rural practice. The vets responding to these surveys practice rurally or have practiced rurally and are broken into four different categories including gender, generation, background, and experience to see why most vets went into rural practice. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP012: Why Vets Leave Rural Practice [ 1 modules] - $40
    Aurora Villarroel from Oregon State University discusses why vets leave rural practice. The presentation gives an overview of why vets from all over the United States decide to leave rural practice. The vets responding to the surveys for this presentation already have practiced rurally and have decided to leave rural practice. They are also broken into four different categories including gender, generation, background, and experience to see why vets leave rural practice. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP013: Benchmarking Forage Nutrient Consumption [ 1 modules] - $40
    Randy Shaver from the Dairy Science Department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison discusses the importance of Benchmarking Forage on Nutrient Composition. It''''s important from the diagnostic standpoint that we often try to rule in or out forage quality when we try to diagnose or trouble shoot production issues on a farm or even herd health issues and certainly financial issues. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP014: Calfhood Pneumonia [ 1 modules] - $40
    Mark Spire, DVM from Kansas State discusses calfhood pneumonia and management considerations in beef cattle operations. He discusses the issues surrounding pre-weaning calves with respiratory disease which in turn turns into management issues. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP015: Genetic Defects [ 1 modules] - $40
    Chris Ashworth, DVM discusses genetic defects in cattle. The defective development may be manifested by embryonic mortality, fetal death, mummification, abortion, dysmaturity, full-term stillbirth, or nonviable or viable neonate which these frequencies differ by breed, geographic location, and the season of the year and are caused by hereditary factors, environmental factors, and by the interactions of these factors. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP016: Overview of Welfare Challenges for Calf Rearing [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Dan Weary of the University of British Columbia is a well-known and respected individual involved in the field of animal welfare. Dr. Weary discusses calf welfare and its contributing issues including natural life, health, and affective state (i.e. pain, hunger, and weaning distress). 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP017: Addressing the Welfare of the Compromised Animal [ 1 modules] - $40
    Suzanne Millman, Ph.D., an associate professor of animal welfare at Iowa State University, discusses recognition of sick cattle. Research on sickness behavior in rats and research on veal calves provides insight into handling and treatment of sick animals. Questions concerning the economics of managing compromised animals are raised and discussed. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP018: Animal Welfare and Us: The Brave World [ 1 modules] - $40
    Jim Sartwelle from American Farm Bureau Federation provides an overview of the issue of animal welfare. He discusses why the issue is important, the public's feelings on the issue, how and by who the issue is currently being presented, what is at stake, what American Farm Bureau Federation is doing to help, and what beef producers can do to help. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP019: Assuring Animal Welfare as Part of a Sustainable Cattle Operation [ 1 modules] - $40
    Mhairi Sutherland from Texas Tech University speaks about how animal welfare is defined and measured within the context of sustainable development. She talks about major welfare and food safety issues facing the cattle industry and points where the goals of animal welfare can differ from those of food safety. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP021: A European Perspective on Beef Cattle Welfare Initiatives and Policy Development [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Donald Brown of the Centre of Animal Welfare and Arthrozoology at the University of Cambrige speaks on human impact on the animals of our industry, and how the industry is viewed in the United Kingdom. Dr. Brown also discusses the committees and laws pertaining to our industry in the European Union. Production levels in relation to animal welfare are presented, along with discussion of traceability and genetic selection. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP022: Animal Welfare Legislation, Does it Work? [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Donald Brown discusses the need for animal welfare legislation. He gives a consumer's perspective, and a commercial retailer's perspective on why such legislation is warranted. Dr. Brown also discusses why animal welfare legislation should be increased in the United States-to prevent people from causing poor welfare in animals, not just to provide a punishment mechanism. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP023: Physiological Measurement of Distress Following Routine Husbandry Procedures in Beef Cattle [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Kevin Stafford of Massey University in New Zealand speaks on methods of measurement of pain in cattle, specifically the use of plasma cortisol levels to measure the amount of distress experienced by the animals. This discussion focuses on the physiological signs of pain, and how those signs can be measured over time. Dr. Stafford also presents studies comparing different types of analgesics used in routine processing of cattle, and discusses the effects of these different analgesics in the alleviation of pain. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP024: The New Zealand Experience of Beef Cattle Welfare Policy and Research Priorities [ 1 modules] - $40
    Massey University's Dr. Kevin Stafford speaks on the issue of beef cattle welfare as viewed in the island country of New Zealand. Dr. Stafford discusses New Zealand's role in world trade, and how animal welfare has an effect on that role. Finally, Dr. Stafford discusses the current welfare research priorities in New Zealand, and what effect such research has on the industry. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP027: What Animal Activist Success Means to the Beef Producers [ 1 modules] - $40
    Steven Kopperud gives a lobbyist''s perspective on how the actions of animal activists affect the beef industry. Mr. Kopperud challenges the people of the industry to take an offensive instead of defensive stance toward the groups advocating against the good practices of our industry. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP028: Current Data on Timing and Methods for Castration [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Hans Coetzee of Kansas State University presents research on castration of cattle in the United States. The research includes results from a web-based survey and a study to evaluate plasma cortisol and salicylate concentrations following aspirin administration prior to castration. Also discussed is the use of analgesic drugs in the U.S., and potential validated methods of pain assessment in cattle, including accelerometers, electrodermal activity, thermography, chute exit speed, and growth/performance. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP029: Recruiting, Hiring, and Training Dairy Farm Workers [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Bernie Erven of Ohio State University shares his ideas on how to find and keep quality employees on your dairy farm. He gives advice on building a pool of quality applicants, interviewing, and becoming a good employer. This is a stimulating presentation that no potential employer should miss. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP030: Reproductive Emergencies in Camelids Neonatal Care [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Ahmed Tibary gives his presentation on reproductive emergencies and neonatal care. He presents information on both healthy and unhealthy neonates. Significant neonatal emergencies, including congenital defects, prematurity, sepsis, and diarrhea are discussed. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP031: Rotational Grazing [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. John Andrea, extension forage specialist at Clemson University, South Carolina, discusses rotational grazing in the eastern parts of the United States. He presents the potential benefits and disadvantages of using a rotational grazing system. Finally, Dr. Andre gives examples of specific methods of rotational grazing and how such methods can fit into a producer's operation. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP032: Small Ruminant and Camelid Critical Care Hints [ 1 modules] - $40
    In this presentation on the care of small ruminants and camelids, Dr. Robert Callan gives several helpful hints to increase our knowledge of a changing livestock practice. Dr. Callan presents case studies to help demonstrate these tips, and discusses fundamental ways in which these and other cases can be dealt with. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP033: Succession Planning for the Dairy Business [ 1 modules] - $40
    Professor Emeritus Dr. Bernie Ervin of Ohio State University discusses the issues that families come across when running a family-owned dairy farm business. Finances, family relations, goals for the business and the family, and communication are just some of the issues discussed in this thought-provoking presentation. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP034: The Feedlot: Frontline Ramification of Agroterrorism [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Nevil Speer of Western Kentucky University discusses the economics of the agricultural industry of the United States, and gives an idea of how the industry would be affected by agroterrorism. Dr. Speer focuses on the potential vulnerabilities of feedlots to agroterrorism, and the negative ramifications that could be felt by the cattle industry, and eventually by society as a whole, in the U.S. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP035: Welfare-Friendly Housing [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Nigel Cook of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Veterinary Medicine discusses the emerging issues concerning large dairies, such as environmental concerns and the control of infectious diseases, among others. Dr. Cook discusses how housing can affect these issues, and presents studies focusing on this subject. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP036: NCBA Feedlot Assessment Program [ 1 modules] - $40
    The core values of the Beef Quality Assurance program, including empowerment of producers, taking responsibility, and working together, are presented and discussed by Dr. Scott Reynolds. Dr. Reynolds presents the NCBA's Feedyard Acceptance Program, in which DVMs can be auditors, measuring BQA practices quantitatively. The BQA Feedyard Assessment program is projected to become the accepted audit by all interested parties and sectors of the beef industry. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP039: Overview of Pain and Lameness [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Becky Whay, Senior Fellow at the University of Bristol discusses the phenomenon of pain, including the evidence of pain, its importance, and its recognition. Included is an update on lameness research in the U.K. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP040: Update of Lameness Research at University of British Columbia [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Dan Weary discusses methods being used, currently and in research, to measure lameness in cattle. The validation of these methods is also presented. In addition, housing design and management in regards to preventing lameness are discussed. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP042: Welfare Friendly Calf Housing [ 1 modules] - $40
    The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Dr. Ken Nordlund discusses the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare and how they apply to calf housing. He gives the primary risk periods for calves, and how calf housing affects these periods. Dr. Nordlund presents evidence from several different studies, and discusses how such studies have affected the industry's outlook on calf housing. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP043: Killing with Kindness [ 1 modules] - $40
    Erika L. Voogd of Voogd Consulting, Inc. discusses the events leading to and including harvest of cattle. The programs and measures of slaughter plants are presented, and the benefits of auditing are discussed as well. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP044: Food Chain Security [ 1 modules] - $40
    Undersheriff James Lane, Task Force Officer for the Heart of America Joint Terrorism Task Force, gives a “local cop's perspective” on food safety and food security. He discusses the role of veterinarians in food safety and security, and how we can help with emergency planning processes, education, and prevention of breaches in agricultural security. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP045: A USDA Perspective on Beef Cattle Welfare Policy and Research Priorities [ 1 modules] - $40
    Robert Lay is the Research Leader of the Livestock Behavior Research Unit, a part of the Agricultural Research Service of the USDA. In his presentation, Dr. Lay speaks on the relative position of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) within the USDA, and the research projects and awareness programs conducted through the ARS. Dr. Lay also gives a historical perspective on welfare initiatives, which helps us to see how far we have come in the area of cattle welfare. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP046: Assessment of Behavioral Responses to Determine Pain and Distress in Beef Cattle [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Janice Swanson of Michigan State University discusses the methodology and technology used to measure behavioral responses of animals. She speaks on the definitions of pain, distress, and fear, and how we can use these methodologies and technologies to quantitatively and qualitatively measure such responses in cattle. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP047: Consumer Preferences for Farm Animal Welfare [ 1 modules] - $40
    Jayson Lusk, Professor and Willard Sparks Endowed Chair of Oklahoma State University, shares research conducted with Bailey Norwood on consumer views of animal welfare. Dr. Lusk presents the results of a phone-based survey asking what ordinary consumers want from the agricultural industry, and discusses how these views will affect the future of our industry. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP048: Euthanasia of Cattle: Indications, Applications and Moral Responsibility [ 1 modules] - $40
    The University of Florida's Dr. Jan Shearer gives his perspective on the issue of the euthanasia of animals. Dr. Shearer shares several videos to demonstrate various methods of euthanasia in this presentation. This is a very informative and thought-provoking discussion that no practicing veterinarian should miss. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP049: Formulating Animal Welfare Policy [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Gail Golab, Director of the AVMA Animal Welfare Division, presents information on animal welfare policy in our industry. She discusses the need for policy, and some characteristics and frameworks of animal welfare policy. Dr. Golab gives us a “cookbook” for animal welfare policy, and tells us how this &ldquoo;cookbook” is followed by the AVMA. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP050: Welfare Challenges Facing the Beef Industry [ 1 modules] - $40
    Colorado State University's Temple Grandin gives a unique perspective on animal welfare in our industry. She emphasizes the importance of calm handling, behavioral effects of environment on cattle, and continuous measurement and regular audits of such effects. Also discussed are methods used in the measurement of cattle stress, such as critical control points for animal handling. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP051: Cattle Handling Presentation Part I [ 1 modules] - $40
    Lynn Locatelli DVM, Tom Noffsinger DVM, Mr. Clint Hoss and Mr. Curt Page discuss cattle handling techniques at the International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare. This presentation highlights concepts that empower caregivers in the Beef Industry to create positive relationships with cattle. The presentation will include video footage and cover the areas understanding prey animal instincts, the use of position, distance, angles and speed to communicate with cattle, teaching cattle to respond in a positive manner, enhancing the maternal bond, acclimation of newly arrived cattle to reduce the stress of address changes, expecting cattle to express their true state of health, pulling single cattle, excise therapy, removing cattle from pens or pastures, early disease detection and prudent antibiotic use, processing techniques and facility design, appreciation on normal behavior and modulation of anxiety, relationship of horsemanship and stockmanship. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP052: Cattle Handling Presentation Part II [ 1 modules] - $40
    Lynn Locatelli DVM, Tom Noffsinger DVM, Mr. Clint Hoss and Mr. Curt Page discuss cattle handling techniques at the International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare. This presentation highlights concepts that empower caregivers in the Beef Industry to create positive relationships with cattle. The presentation will include video footage and cover the areas understanding prey animal instincts, the use of position, distance, angles and speed to communicate with cattle, teaching cattle to respond in a positive manner, enhancing the maternal bond, acclimation of newly arrived cattle to reduce the stress of address changes, expecting cattle to express their true state of health, pulling single cattle, excise therapy, removing cattle from pens or pastures, early disease detection and prudent antibiotic use, processing techniques and facility design, appreciation on normal behavior and modulation of anxiety, relationship of horsemanship and stockmanship. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP058: Chemical Restrain, Field Anesthesia & Surgery of Camelids [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. David Anderson from Kansas State University talks on the basics of camelid surgery. He gives insight on chemical restraint and field anesthesia, as well as tips on performing surgeries in the field. Specific topics include dental surgeries and angular limb deformities. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP055: Environmental Welfare on Beef Cattle [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Frank Mitloehner discusses Environmental Welfare in Beef Cattle at the International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare. Dr. Mitloehner is an expert on how beef cattle affect the natural environment as well as how the natural environment affects beef cattle. Through his extensive experience in this area, including both practice and research throughout the world, he provides proof of how adverse heat stress is in beef cattle production. In this discussion, his research investigates how the addition of shade influences beef cattle performance. He covers the effects of a feedlot operation providing shade to its cattle, and also shows the positive results on beef cattle production, physiology, and behavior when shade is provided during hot and dry conditions. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP059: Trends Affecting Veterinary Medicine [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. David Gallagan looks toward the future in this presentation. Global population trends are discussed, and these trends are applied to the veterinary medical field. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP060: Livestock Disease Surveillance: Meeting Future Needs [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. David Gallagan looks toward the future in this presentation. Global population trends are discussed, and these trends are applied to the veterinary medical field. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP061: Training Bovine Health Professionals for the Future [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Frank Garry presents on how training bovine health professionals can affect our future. He touches on the need for not only veterinarians, but also people who are involved in the veterinary industry. Dr. Garry gives an interesting perspective on the future of the veterinary profession. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP063: Prescriptions & Drug Distribution: Pharmacy & State Regulations [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Shirley Arck presents on pharmacy and state regulations on prescriptions and drug distribution. Regulator and stakeholder perspectives are examined, and current issues facing regulators are discussed. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP064: Prescriptions & Drug Distribution: Who''s in Charge? [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Elaine Lust discusses the regulation of distribution and sale of prescription drugs. She covers the Prescription Drug Marketing Act (PDMA) and its effects on distributors, practitioners, and the animal health industry, and gives an overview of state regulations for several states. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP070: Tips & Tricks for Medical and Surgical Procedures [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. David Van Metre discusses tips he has found useful in small ruminant practice. He covers a variety a topics from venipuncture and anesthesia of digits to common illnesses in postpartum ewes and dystocia. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP071: Reproductive Emergencies [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. David Anderson of Kansas State University presents on topics related to birthing and dystocia. He discusses uterine torsion, with videos showing the different methods of correcting uterine torsion. He also talks about the anesthesia options and surgical approaches for C-sections and issues with post-dystocia hemorrhage. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP072: Enterotoxemia: A Review [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. David Van Metre presents on the basics of enterotoxemia. He explains the different types of enterotoxemia and their individual symptoms and diagnosis along with preventive measures against enterotoxemia. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP073: Mitigating Antimicrobial Resistance: Sociological Issues [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Morgan Scott from Kansas State University discussed the sociological issues with mitigating antimicrobial resistance. In his presentation he reviewed the basic science and policy issues behind antimicrobial issues, the primer on the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) and the results of a large TPB survey conducted in the cattle feeding industry. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP074: Mitigating Antimicrobial Resistance: Scientific Progress [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Morgan Scott from Kansas State University discusses scientific progress with mitigating antimicrobial resistance. In his presentation he asked the question: “Scientific progress towards mitigating which bacteria?” 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP075: I’m from the FDA, May I see your Medical Records? [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Scott Smith discusses his experience in a FDA on-farm audit and investigation. During his presentation he discusses the drug residue levels that was found in the cattle from the dairy, he talked about his time meeting with the FDA investigators and also discussed ways to prevent an audit and investigation. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP076: FDA Farm Audit and Inspection  [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Daniel E. Little presents his experience with a FDA Farm Audit and Inspection. Have spoke on the sequence of events, the guidelines and the time during and after the inspection. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP086: BioPRYN: An ELISA that Measures Pregnancy-Specific Protein B in the Blood of Cattle as an Indicator of Pregnancy [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Garth Sassar discusses the Pregnancy-Specific Protein B (PSPB) molecule and its use as a pregnancy indicator in cattle. He covers how the ELISA test is conducted, when cows should be re-checked for pregnancy, and compares the pregnancy results using BioPRYN to those using ultrasound and palpation techniques. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP087: Economics of Pregnancy Testing [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. David Galligan discusses the Economics of Pregnancy Testing. In his presentation Galligan states the general economic principles of reproduction, and covers attributes of test information, EED and test information early pregnancy determination and timing of recheck. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP088: Application of the Pregnancy - Specific Protein B "bioPRYN" Testing Technology in a Commercial Dairy [ 1 modules] - $40
    In this presentation over using BioPRYN in a commercial dairy, the results showed that accuracy of BioPRYN, and the procedure of using this protein. Steps in being successful why using this product are also covered in this presentation. Dates are important to write down so you can properly check the cows for heat, palpate them as well, and receive your BioPRYN report. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP089: A Less-Palpation Dairy Practice? Discovering Theriogenology, Again [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Robert Vlietstra of the West Michigan Veterinary Service discusses his experience with a less-palpation dairy practice, discovering theriogenology, again. In his presentation he covers the science of dairy reproduction management and the art of a successful dairy reproduction program. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP090: Protein and Energy Balance in Early Calfhood and the Later Effects [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Simon Timmermans from Horizon Beef, LLC discusses protein and energy balance in early calfhood and the late effects. In his presentation he discusses the effects of cold stress and nutrition on calves. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP091: A Practitioner Approach to Consulting and Monitoring for a Dairy Heifer Replacement Operation [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Gregg Goodell from The Dairy Aurthority, LLC of Greeley Colorado presents: A Practitioner Approach to Consulting and Monitoring for a Dairy Heifer Replacement Operation. In Goodell’s presentation he discusses the veterinarian’s influence, the major components of heifer development and the importance of a vaccination program. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP092: Feeding Cull Dairy Cattle [ 1 modules] - $40
    Alicia L. Ewing with the Department of Animal and Veterinary Science of the University of Idaho discussed the Pre-harvest Feeding, Feeding Duration, and Inclusion of a ß-agonist on Market Dairy Cow Feedlot Performance and Carcass Characteristics. In Ewing’s presentation she discussed the importance of the study, the Hypothesis, Objectives, materials and methods, and the results of the study. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP093: Client Perception = Your Reality [ 1 modules] - $40
    This presentation is about why communication is important for veterinarians to understand and use. It gives examples of when communication was not used and the problems associated without using communication as well as what good communication is and can do for your operation. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP094: The Evolution and Implementation of Reproductive Synchronization Protocols [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Paul Fricke of the University of Wisconsin –Madison discusses The Evolution and Implementation of Reproductive Synchronization Protocols. In his presentation he discusses the timeline of which reproductive synchronization protocols evolved. This timeline covers the years 1979 to 2009. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP095: What is Production Medicine, Anyway? [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Walter Guterbock of the Columbia River Dairy discusses what production medicine truly is. In his presentation he discusses what dairies do, the business of a dairy and the producers that run that dairy. Dr. Guterbock also gives advice to how to be a good practitioner in production medicine. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP096: Feedlot Health Management Services Ltd. [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Calvin Booker of Feedlot Heath Management Services, Ltd. discusses Feedlot Epidemiology. In his presentation Booker defines feedlot epidemiology, discusses monitoring and surveillance, disease investigation, forecasting, observational research and economic modeling. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP097: Nutrition Consulting in Dairy Practice [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Garrett Oetzel from the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Wisconsin at Madison discusses the nutrition consultation in the dairy practice. In his presentation Dr. Oetzel covers the role of nutrition in dairy herds, the role of the DVM in nutrition and the relationship between the nutritionist and the veterinarian. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP098: Securing Your First Job [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Brian Reed of Agricultural Veterinary Associates presented Securing Your First Job. In his presentation, Reed discussed the four plus year process that is required, showed numbers from various studies of graduated bovine veterinarians, and gave suggestion on the day of the interview and how to conduct follow up communication. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP100: Cattle Marketing: The Current Paradigm of Termail Incompetence Must be Euthanized - Part 2 [ 1 modules] - $40
    Ann Barnhardt continues her presentation on the importance of marketing in the cattle industry. Common misconceptions that producers may have are addressed, and the advantages of the sell-buy mentality are illustrated through many examples. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP101: Mycoplasma & the Dairy Industry Past, Present, & Future [ 1 modules] - $40
    This presentation talks about Mycoplasma in the dairy industry in terms of how much of it is present, how to test for it, how to control it, as well as the future projections of it. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP102: Mycoplasma as an Environmental Isolate on Dairy Farms [ 1 modules] - $40
    This presentation talks about where and how much Mycoplasma is found and shows the results from a survey related to Mycoplasma that was taken by several dairy farms. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP103: Survival of Mycoplasma spp. in Recycled Bedding Sand [ 1 modules] - $40
    This presentation talks about a study done on Mycoplasma in recycled bedding sand and gives the results and conclusions based upon that study. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP104: Management Approaches to Mycroplasma Mastitis- What Has Worked and Not Worked [ 1 modules] - $40
    In the presentation by Mr. David Wilson, he reported test results from an experiment he did on mycroplasma and mastitis. However, he did show the study reports on the effects of mastitis and proper treatment methods. Proper procedures were discussed on managing and reducing mycroplasma and mastitis in dairy farms. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP105: Perspective on Planned BVD Control Strategy  [ 1 modules] - $40
    In Dr. Grotelueschen presentation he formed us on the perspective on planned BVD control strategy. Watching for potential signs of BVD in your herd is very important. We also covered how BVD effects the cattle industry, and what to do if we have it in our own herd. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP106: BVD Control Strategies for the Dairy Practitioner [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Smith presented information what BVD is and the history behind it. In order to test for BVD in the herd, samples must be submitted and there are different methods of doing this. He also showed how important risk assessment is to the farmer. He also stresses the point that it is a very costly procedure to test for, but in the end could save your herd. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP107: Investigating the Cause and Effects of an Outbreak of Bovine Respiratory Disease in Preconditioned Calves in an Iowa Feedlot [ 1 modules] - $40
    Eric Behlke from Iowa State University presented a session on outbreaks of Bovine Respiratory Disease in Iowa feedlots. Mr. Behlke explained different causes of BR and consciences of having it in your herd. He also covered way of possible treatment and prevention. More importantly he covered the financial effects BR can cause. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP108: Health Risk to Veterinarians and Associated Personnel: Handling Pharmaceuticals and Biologicals [ 1 modules] - $40
    In the presentation from Dr. Kelley Donham from the University of Iowa, many potential dangers and safety precautions were discussed when handling pharmaceuticals and biological. Accidents when working with livestock can happen so easily that we need to help protect ourselves from these potential dangers such as needle sticks, and exposures to certain pharmaceuticals. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP109: The Health Risk to Veterinarians and Associated Personnel: The need for Behavioral health Services [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Kelley Donham from the University of Iowa shared many ways that a vet can help their clients. Actions and behavioral changes can be signs of depression, stress and possibly even suicidal. It is important to help take care of our clients and we can do this by providing hot lines and emotional support to them. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP110: Shoulder Injuries [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. R. L Ailsby from the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan discussed different ways for veterinarians to practice to help them prevent any aches and pains that they may get while on the job. Dr. Ailsby talked about the different levels of nerve injuries and ways to help treat them. Throughout his presentation he used diagrams to help further educate veterinarians on what exactly was causing the pain they might be experiencing. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP113: Gastrointestinal Tract Pathogen/Immunology Management Interactions [ 1 modules] - $40
    Enhanced intestinal immune function will improve growth and reduce morbidity in calves. Strategies to balance intestinal microflora, reduce pathogen colonization and prevent or shorten the course of diarrheal episodes will be discussed. Methods to enhance early detection of disease as well as approaches to implementing herd treatment protocols will be presented. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP114: Field Restraint: Physical and Chemical Techniques [ 1 modules] - $40
    Cattle Restraint can be challenging. Physical restraint methods are effective, but alter physiology and carry inherent risks. Veterinarian, assistant, and patient safety can be greatly preserved through chemical restraint. The lecture will present restraint techniques utilized by the speaker for restraint in various situations and for various problems encountered using case examples. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP115: Repair of Fractures in the Field [ 1 modules] - $40
    Evaluation and treatment of fractures in cattle in the field setting will be discussed. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP116: Dystocia Techniques and Remedies in the Field [ 1 modules] - $40
    When the Going Gets Tough - Tips and tricks I use for field dystocias. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP117: Management of Cull Dairy Cows [ 1 modules] - $40
    Presentation will focus on culling strategies used by dairymen. It discusses financial aspects, animal welfare implication, and drug residue risks implicit in those culling strategies. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP118: Management of Cull Feeder Cows [ 1 modules] - $40
    2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP119: Managing Heat Stress [ 1 modules] - $40
    This session will discuss the physiological differences in ruminants that make them more susceptible to heat stress, the circumstances in which heat stress in cattle occurs, how to recognize situations in which heat stress death losses are most likely to occur and how to plan for interventions and key approaches to mitigate the lethal effects. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP120: Castration and Dehorning [ 1 modules] - $40
    2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP121: Fulfilling Genetic Potential - Animal Welfare [ 1 modules] - $40
    This session will focus on different management practices and how they impact the dairy cow''''s time budget and how we can use this knowledge in barn design to maximize well being and productivity while minimizing production disease risk. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP128: Dairy Production: 1940s Through Today [ 1 modules] - $40
    Capper, This session will discuss how improving productivity has a positive impact on the environmental impact of the dairy from historical, systematic and global perspectives. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP130: A Dairy Practice Business Model [ 1 modules] - $40
    This session will look at the business model of a dairy practice and how the practice has dealt with the current changes in the economy and the dairy business. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP131: A Swine Practice Business Model [ 1 modules] - $40
    This session will look at the business model of a swine practice and discuss opportunities for beef practice. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP132: A Comparison of Black and Whites and Colored Cattle in the Feedlot [ 1 modules] - $40
    Biwer, This session will discuss Holstein steers in the Southwest feedyards. It will include performance, diseases, treatment and responses, population dynamics, and animal welfare needs. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP133: Tri-State Steer Carcass Futurity Data [ 1 modules] - $40
    Busby: Tri-State Steer Carcass Futurity is a retained ownership program developed by SW Iowa beef producers to improve profits. In the last 11 years, individual feedlot and carcass data has been collected and analyzed on more than 75,000 hd from cow-calf producers from 23 states and Manitoba. The impact of disposition, health and genetics, on feedlot profitability will be presented. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP134: Russian Dairy Export [ 1 modules] - $40
    Martin: This session will discuss the veterinarian''''s role in the first dairy cattle export to Russia since the cold war. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP135: Export Business Opportunities [ 1 modules] - $40
    Latta: This session will discuss the veterinarian's role in exporting, the pitfalls to avoid, and a brief overview of testing requirements. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP136: Health Problems: Hauling, Shipping, and Post-Transit [ 1 modules] - $40
    White: This session will explore problems encountered and associated with livestock handling. It will also discuss how different situations have an effect on animal health and what might be done to avoid or lessen the problems. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP137: Immunology Update and Whole Herd Vaccination Programs [ 1 modules] - $40
    The latest information on immunology along with suggestions on how to design a complete dairy herd vaccination program. How do all the necessary vaccinations get done without doing too many at one time or missing needed doses? Helping clients design programs that minimize risks and maximize profitability will be discussed. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP138: Managing Bulk Tank SCC and Reducing Treatment Costs [ 1 modules] - $40
    This session will focus on how veterinarians can assist dairies in managing the BTSCC levels of their herds as well as reducing the costs of treating clinical cases of mastitis. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP139: Mastitis Culturing On-Farm [ 1 modules] - $40
    The session will provide information on how veterinarians can assist dairies in setting up on-farm culturing programs for mastitis, helping interpreting results, and more extensive culturing (eg Myco) that can be set up in veterinary clinics. Dr. Wagner will share her experiences in these areas. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP144: Clinical Mastitis: The First 8 days [ 1 modules] - $40
    In this session, a synopsis of research conducted on naturally occurring clinical mastitis cases in which the cows were evaluated daily for the first 8 days will be presented. Parameters evaluated daily were temperature, pulse, respiration, rumen strength, color of secretion, SCC, milk culture and colony forming units, hydration status and udder firmness. Subsequent outcome of the cases will also be presented by severity level and organism isolated. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP145: Understanding Scrapie Programs [ 1 modules] - $40
    This session will cover what practitioners need to know about the Scrapie Eradication Program, the Scrapie Flock Certification Program and their associated sheep/goat identification and producer record keeping requirements, identification requirements for shows and traceback to flock of origin. Clinical signs of scrapie, its diagnosis, transmission, selection for classical scrapie genetic resistance, and atypical scrapie will be discussed. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP146: Working with Small Ruminant Shows and Sales [ 1 modules] - $40
    Issues relating to the veterinarian's role in working with youth and professional competitors, fair managers and the public at fairs, shows and sales will be discussed, including clinical examples involving competition livestock, breed sales, petting zoos and livestock nursery displays. Pre-show veterinary examinations, health certification, youth quality assurance, tail docking, welfare and ethics examples will be presented.  >> [login]
  • AABP149: Buck Health Management [ 1 modules] - $40
    Inattention to buck health may result in the introduction of disease into the herd by the male, reduced herd reproductive performance through the use of infertile or subfertile males, or shortened lifespan of the buck due to infectious disease or urolithiasis. This session will examine how the practitioner can enhance herd productivity through health management planning for the buck herd. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP151 Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment  [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Gary Shermans lectures over the proper process of repaying vet loans. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP152: Day in the Life: Feedlot Practitioner [ 1 modules] - $40
    Basic discussion centered around a typical day of a feedlot practitioner. This will include daily tasks and demands placed upon the practitioner by feedlots. May include vaccine recommendations for certain diseases and the importance of a good pre-conditioning program. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP154: Day in the Life:Beef Practitioner [ 1 modules] - $40
    In this session, we will take a look at an average day working with a beef practitioner. Typical daily tasks faced with rodeo bucking stock, white-tail deer, and genetically superior animals will be discussed . Tips on how to begin/start-up a new practice will also be outlined. Also included is the importance of using the latest advancements in diagnostics like ultrasound and digital radiography. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP155:Day in the Life:Dairy Practitioner [ 1 modules] - $40
    This session will describe the average day for a typical dairy practitioner. Topics discussed will include a brief overview of the business and where the industry is headed. This will also included routine tasks performed and expected by today's dairymen. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP209 : Herd Disposition - Convenience Trait or Economically Important? [ 1 modules] - $40
    How is disposition measured. What impact does it have animal health, feedlot performance and beef quality. Key factors that impact disposition. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP211: Dairy Metabolic Diseases [ 1 modules] - $40
    2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP218: Online CE Tips [ 1 modules] - $40
    Current online continuing education offerings 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP219:Top New Uses of Physical and Chemical Property Measuring tools [ 1 modules] - $40
    Phillip Jardon discusses ways to use measuring tools in the dairy industry 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP220: Tables,Trays,Ropes and DA [ 1 modules] - $40
    Beau Bamberg discusses different techniques that he has learned to make field work a bit easier. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP221:Arms-Free Pregnancy Diagnosis with Ultrasound [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Bronson and Dr.Hill have created Arms-Free pregnancy diagnosis to save their own body 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP222:Cornbread,Cognac,and Copenhagen [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr.Kerry McGehee discusses some key tips that he has learned while working in the field. His topics include from giving fluids to treating cancer eye. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP223:Tennessee Tidbits [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr.Hugh McCampbell discusses many helpful tips that he has learned in the field. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP232: Transportation [ 1 modules] - $40
    2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP237: Heat stress in feedlots [ 1 modules] - $40
    2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP242: Management of culled dairy cows [ 1 modules] - $40
    2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP243: Euthanasia Techniques [ 1 modules] - $40
    2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP250: Feeding the World of Tomorrow [ 1 modules] - $40
    As 2010 World Food Prize Laureate and former President and CEO of Heifer International, Jo Luck has seen firsthand how hunger and poverty can be transformed into health and dignity. Achieving global food security requires an immediate response, a global commitment and dedicated citizens engaged in purposeful action. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP251: How to Meet the Demands for Animal Products [ 1 modules] - $40
    Rob Aukerman discusses how livestock producers can use technology to meet the growing demand for food worldwide. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP252: Global Demand for Animal Source Foods [ 1 modules] - $40
    Joyce Turk discusses the increasing global demand for animal source foods. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP253: Effects of Concentration of Animal Agriculture on Food Security Vulnerability [ 1 modules] - $40
    Mary Hendrickson discusses the impact of increasing concentration of animal agriculture on food security. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP254: High Grain Prices and Effect on Animal Agriculture and Food Security [ 1 modules] - $40
    David Anderson discusses the rising cost of feed grains and its impact on livestock production. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP255: Animal Health and Production and Technology [ 1 modules] - $40
    Recent developments in molecular genetics and genotyping platforms offer opportunities to identify loci associated with bovine disease. This previously inaccessible wealth of genetic information will facilitate marker-assisted selection and novel genomic selection approaches to complement current and future animal health management practices aimed at minimizing disease occurrence. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP256: EnvrioPig and Other Genetics Improvements in Animal Agriculture [ 1 modules] - $40
    There is developing interest in the genetic modification of ruminal microbes to enhance digestion and the introduction of novel genes into the animal genome to increase digestion, modify milk composition, reduce greenhouse gas production, and enhance disease resistance. These areas will be briefly reviewed and expended upon by drawing on our experience in ruminal microbiology, development of the transgenic phytase producing Enviropig, the pathway to achieve regulatory approval for commercialization, and social issues. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP258: FDA Activities and AMR Policies  [ 1 modules] - $40
    Bill Flynn discusses the process of AMR policy making by the FDA. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP259: Mechanisms of AMR [ 1 modules] - $40
    Tom Besser discusses antimicrobial drug use and the occurrence of antimicrobial resistant bacteria. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP260: A Global Look at AMR  [ 1 modules] - $40
    We are constantly reminded that animals, food, and associated microbes move relentlessly across the globe. Bacterial antimicrobial resistance is a global issue, yet is very much driven by what we do locally. This lecture will look at AMR and the local and global interactions that drive resistance. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP261: How Do I Look at Resistance in my practice? [ 1 modules] - $40
    Sheryl Gow and Paul Morely discuss how veterinarians view antimicrobial resistance. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP262: Local Animal Ag Prod and Food [ 1 modules] - $40
    The 2011 Student Case winner discusses proper bunk space requirements for cattle. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP263: Local Food Networks [ 1 modules] - $40
    As the nation's consumers continue to look for more local and sustainable food sources, producers must understand the challenges ahead. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP264: Veterinary Services for Niche Dairies [ 1 modules] - $40
    Veterinary services for niche dairies- opportunities for enhanced services in the artisan cheese industry. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP265: Services for Small Non-Commerical Beef Producers [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dan Goehl discusses what veterinarians can offer to small beef operations. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP266: The Business of Beef Feedlot Production [ 1 modules] - $40
    Feedlot production in North America continues to evolve from a lifestyle into a sophisticated, modern agribusiness. The objective of this presentation is to provide an overview of an existing feedlot business model so that veterinarians/production consultants can understand the complexities and challenges that exist and use this information to identify opportunities for adding tangible value to the beef production system. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP267: Retained Ownership Program [ 1 modules] - $40
    Troy Drake discusses the pros and cons of a retained ownership program. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP268: Integrated Feeder Production [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dan Goehl discusses practices associated with integrated feeder production operations. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP269: Panel Discussion [ 1 modules] - $40
    Troy Drake, Dan Goehl, and Dave Plett answer questions concerning various aspects of beef production. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP270: A Data-Based approach to Nutrition and Production Consulting [ 1 modules] - $40
    Appropriate information management is a challenge in production consulting and commonly relies on general observations/crude summaries, biologic first principles, extrapolation of small pen/research setting findings, and least-cost decision making. This presentation will demonstrate how the use of more sophisticated data collection, analysis, research, and economic modeling tools can improve the value proposition that veterinarians provide to their clients. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP275: Economic return to veterinary practice Ownership [ 1 modules] - $40
    This presentation will discuss methods to improve income and economic growth in mixed animal veterinary practices. Case examples and data from multiple practices will be used to identify the major drivers of economic change in veterinary practices. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP276: Practice Beyond the Chute [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dan Goehl poses that a successful practice takes more than just a good knowledge of medicine. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP277: Economic effects of BRD [ 1 modules] - $40
    Objective measurements may be useful in determining cattle at risk of BRD. Newly received beef heifers were assigned to treatments based on haptoglobin concentrations. In the finishing phase, heifers were assigned to treatments based on number times treated for BRD. Performance and average net returns for haptoglobin risk groups and number of BRD treatments will be discussed. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP278: Economic Considerations with BRD Interventions [ 1 modules] - $40
    A number of factors must be considered when selecting the optimum BRD prevention and treatment protocols, including: intervention effectiveness, cost of gain, cost of interventions, and selling price. The best BRD intervention recommendation is no static and veterinarians must be able to adjust their recommendations based on the current information. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP279: Building Management-Practitioner Relationships with your Key Clients [ 1 modules] - $40
    John Groves discusses how to establish sound business relationships with clients. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP280: Achieving Reproductive Efficiency in Beef Cow Herds  [ 1 modules] - $40
    Mark Hilton discusses how to achieve reproductive efficiency and receive the most economic return in beef cow herds. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP281: Immunity and Inflammation in Transition Cows [ 1 modules] - $40
    Recent research has highlighted the role of inflammation in infectious diseases and has suggested that inflammation is involved in metabolic disease as well, which may help to explain links between these diverse conditions. An improved understanding of the necessary and pathological aspects of inflammatory pathways in transition cows may improve our ability to predict and prevent transition disorders. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP282: Metabolism and Reproduction [ 1 modules] - $40
    2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP283: Firsthand Experience with Welfare Audits- FARM Program [ 1 modules] - $40
    Clinical experience gained from evaluating dairy cattle care and well-being in large dairy herds as a second-party evaluator for the National Dairy FARM Program. Strengths and weakness of the current program and thoughts for future improvements. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP284: Feeding to Reduce Your Carbon footprint [ 1 modules] - $40
    Areas that will be discussed will the impact of forage and concentrate levels, role of ionophores, rumen health and stabilization, essential oils, and direct fed microbial products. Emphasis will be carbon foot print per unit of dairy product produced. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP285: Accelerated Nutrition for Calves [ 1 modules] - $40
    2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP293: Effects of Flunixin Meglumine Treatment on Activity Measures and Feed Intake  [ 1 modules] - $40
    Emily Yeiser discusses a study done on the effects of Flunixin Meglumine treatment on activity measures and feed intake. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP294: Epidemiology of Mastitis Pathogens in Heifers on a Grazing Dairy [ 1 modules] - $40
    Davin Ringen discusses various pathogens found in heifers on a grazing dairy. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP295: Mining Sensor Data to Discover Clinical Mastitis [ 1 modules] - $40
    Claudia Kamphuis discusses various methods to improve clinical mastitis detection. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP296: Economic Assessment of Using 3M Petrifilm On-Farm Culture System for Selective Treatment [ 1 modules] - $40
    Kimberly MacDonald discusses a study conducted on the economic impacts of using an on-farm culture system for identifying animals for selective treatment. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP297: Evaluation of Propane Flaming of Sand for Reducing Bacterial Counts in Bedding [ 1 modules] - $40
    Joe Hogan discusses the pros and cons of treating sand bedding with fire in order to reduce bacterial populations. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP298: Evaluation of an Iodine Based Manuka Honey Teat Dip on Teat End Health and Intramammary Infection [ 1 modules] - $40
    Mark Thomas discusses the implications of using an iodine based manuka honey teat dip on teat health and its effects on intramammary infections. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP299: Accuracy of On-Farm Diagnosis of Clinical Mastitis Using 3M On-Farm Culture System [ 1 modules] - $4
    Kimberly MacDonald discusses the accuracy of using an on-farm culture system used to diagnose clinical mastitis. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP300: Evaluation of Clinical Mastitis Cure Rates Using 3M On-Farm Culture Test [ 1 modules] - $40
    Kimberly MacDonald discusses a the cure rates associated with using an on-farm culture test. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP301: Test Characteristics of a Petrifilm-Based On Farm Selective Dry Cow Therapy [ 1 modules] - $40
    Marguerite Cameron discusses the benefits of using a petri-film based on-farm culture system for selective dry cow therapy. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP302: Treatments for Clinical Mastitis and Other Diseases in Large Dairy Herds [ 1 modules] - $40
    Leane Oliveria discusses various methods of controlling disease in large dairy operations. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP303: Efficacy of 5 day Intramammary vs Systemic Penicillin G Treatment [ 1 modules] - $40
    Satu Pyorala compares two routes of treatment using penicillin. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP304: Decision Tree Analysis of Treatment Strategies for Mild and Moderate Cases of Clinical Mastitis  [ 1 modules] - $40
    Pamela Ruegg discusses how to use a decision tree analysis to arrive at a treatment option for mild to moderate cases of clincal mastitis. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP305: Measuring Antimicrobial Drug Utilization on Dairy Farms [ 1 modules] - $40
    Vineet Saini discusses a study conducted over the use of antimicrobial drugs at a herd level. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP306: Antimicrobial Resistance Profiles of Bovine Mastitis [ 1 modules] - $40
    Vineet Saini discusses different mastitis-causing pathogens and their antimicrobial resistance profiles. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP307: Practical Evaluation of Automatic In-Line Mastitis Sensors  [ 1 modules] - $40
    Claudia Kamphuis evaluates the use of automatic in-line mastitis sensors. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP308: Prevalence of Intramammary Infection at Calving in Cows Selectively Treated at Drying Off Based in On-Farm Culture  [ 1 modules] - $40
    Marguerite Cameron discusses the different methods of dry-cow therapy and how on-farm culture systems can play a role. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP309: Efficacy and Economic Benefit of an Internal Teat Sealant during Drought  [ 1 modules] - $40
    Eial Izak discusses the use of an internal teat sealant during periods of varying weather conditions and the consequential effectiveness. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP310: Real -Time PCR Values for Mastitis Pathogens [ 1 modules] - $40
    Torben Werner Bennedsgaard discusses the use of real-time PCR for detecting various mastitis pathogens. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP311: Identification of Mycoplasma Species Using Novel Real time PCR [ 1 modules] - $40
    Sukolrat Boonyayatra discusses the use of real time PCR to identify various species of Mycoplasma. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP312: Detection of Mycoplasma Species in Bulk Tank Milk Samples [ 1 modules] - $40
    David Wilson discusses the use of various tests to detect Mycoplasma species in bulk milk tank samples. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP313: Survey of Bulk Tank Milk from all Danish Dairies Herds in 2009  [ 1 modules] - $40
    Jorgen Katholm discusses a survey of bulk tank milk samples from all danish dairy herds in 2009. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP314: Metagenomic Evaluation of Culture-Negative Clinical Mastitis [ 1 modules] - $40
    Paul Plummer discusses the use of various mehtods of genomic profiling in order to identify pathogens causing culture-negative mastitis. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP315:Klebsiella Mastitis: Prevention and Treatment Recommendations [ 1 modules] - $40
    Ynte Schukken discusses prevention and treatment methods for klebsiella mastitis. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP316: Epidemiologic Aspects of a Mastitis Outbreak caused by Prototheca species [ 1 modules] - $40
    Allan Britten talks about various aspects of mastitis caused by prototheca. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP317: Methicillin- Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in North Carolina  [ 1 modules] - $40
    Jorge Ferreira talks about various characteristics of MRSA. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP318: Effects of Steptococcus agalactiae on Colombian Dairy Industry [ 1 modules] - $40
    Greg Keefe discusses the evvects of Strep. agalactiae on the Colombian dairy industry. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP319: Experience from Herd Outbreaks of Streptococcus Agalactiae [ 1 modules] - $40
    Karin Persson Waller discusses various dairy farmers' experiences with outbreaks of Strep. agalactiae. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP320: Experimentally Induced Streptococcus Uberis Mastitis in Dairy Heifers  [ 1 modules] - $40
    Stephen Nickerson discusses a challenge model designed developed to test the efficacy of Strep. uberis vaccines. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP321: Streptococcus Uberis Mastitis Isolates Vary in Their Ability to Form Biofilms  [ 1 modules] - $40
    Maria Prado discusses how Streptococcus uberis mastitis isolates vary in their ability to form biofilms. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP322: Experimental Mastitis Induced with Two Different Staph. Epidermidis Strains [ 1 modules] - $40
    Heli Simojoki discusses a study done over induced mastitis using two different strains of Staph. epidermidis. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP323: Agglutination Tests for identification of Staph. Aureus from Cases of Bovine Mastitis [ 1 modules] - $40
    Karin Persson Waller discusses agglutination tests for identification of Staph. Aureus from cases of bovine mastitis. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP336: Mastitis in Small Ruminants [ 1 modules] - $40
    2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP345: IDEXX BovinePregnancy Test [ 1 modules] - $40
    2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP: Feedlot Health Mangement Services [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Calvin Booker of Feedlot Heath Management Services, Ltd. discusses Feedlot Epidemiology. In his presentation Booker defines feedlot epidemiology, discusses monitoring and surveillance, disease investigation, forecasting, observational research and economic modeling. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP: Nutrition Consultation in Dairy Practice [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Garrett Oetzel from the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Wisconsin at Madison discusses the nutrition consultation in the dairy practice. In his presentation Dr. Oetzel covers the role of nutrition in dairy herds, the role of the DVM in nutrition and the relationship between the nutritionist and the veterinarian. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP387: Grumpy Old Vets Revisited [ 1 modules] - $40
    As our clients change, the role of veterinarians who serve livestock operations changes too. Some vets struggle with the changes, others thrive. This presentation will review some of the characteristics of veterinarians who thrive and enjoy their work in larger dairy herds. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP388: Adapting Beef Practices for Future Realities [ 1 modules] - $40
    Kee Jim discusses modern bovine veterinary trends and future implications. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP389: Buyers' Point of View about Welfare : What Milk Purchasers Are Looking for  [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Jennifer Walker discusses consumer attitudes regarding animal welfare when it comes to purchasing dairy products. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP390: Stockmanship and Low Stress Handling in Cow-calf Herds  [ 1 modules] - $40
    Lecture will focus on general stockmanship principles as a dimension of cow-calf management. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP391: Stockmanship and Animal Movements in Dairy Herds  [ 1 modules] - $40
    The daily management of a dairy operation requires the personnel to interact with the cattle many times a day. Dairy stockmanship is the study of these interactions as well as the implementation of low-stress cow handling techniques to improve the outcomes for both the people and the cattle. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP393: Hi-Tech Developments for Feedlot Cattle  [ 1 modules] - $40
    This session covers the various ways that technology is being used to detect disease in cattle herds while striving to eliminate errors. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP394: Update from The New Rural Practice Sustainability Committee  [ 1 modules] - $40
    This presentation served to update AABP members on the progress of Rural Practice Sustainability Committee in 2012. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP395: Current thoughts from the AVMA  [ 1 modules] - $40
    This session will also cover the topic of bovine practice sustainability, including the question of finding veterinarians in shortage areas. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP396: Old and New Fee Structure Models in Dairy Practice  [ 1 modules] - $40
    Mark Thomas examines past and present models for collecting fees with regards to Dairy practices. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP397: Beef Practice Models  [ 1 modules] - $40
    This session covers revenue breakdowns from different facets of bovine veterinary practice. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP398: The Quebec Bovine Practice Model : An Example of Farmer-Veterinary- Government Agreement  [ 1 modules] - $40
    This session discusses the structures in which bovine veterinarians operate in Quebec. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP400: The Case for The Use of Technicians  [ 1 modules] - $40
    Employment of a credentialed veterinary technician may increase the gross income of a practice by more than $90,000 per year, according to the AVMA. This session will provide an overview of how veterinary technicians can enhance practice efficiency and profitability. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP401: Paraprofessionals/Specialized Veterinary Technicians Are Not the Answer to Increasing the Access to Veterinary Care in Rural Areas  [ 1 modules] - $40
    Dr. Lisa Willis discusses the implications of relying on alternative sources of animal care apart from veterinarians in rural areas. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP402: Advanced Training for Aspiring Veterinarians: The Summer Dairy Institute Model  [ 1 modules] - $40
    The mission of SDI is to accelerate and augment the ability of motivated vet students and new veterinarians to contribute to the modern dairy industry while fostering development of professional networks. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP404: Integrated Program for Reducing Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex in Beef and Dairy Cattle Coordinated Agricultural Project (BRD CAP) [ 1 modules] - $40
    This presentation explains a project currently underway that will utilize genomic profiling to identify animals that may be more susceptible to BRD. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP405: What's New in Timed Artificial Insemination and Assisted Reproduction in Beef Cattle [ 1 modules] - $40
    This lecture covers recent advances in estrus synchronization and the many ways they can be utilized in cattle herds. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP406: Case Based Discussions of Abnormal Sperm Production [ 1 modules] - $40
    Some common and some less common problems that have been encountered by the author during beef bull breeding soundness evaluations will by presented. Backgrounds, physical findings, semen traits and spermiograms will be shown followed by a discussion of how the cases may be interpreted. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP407: Where and How in the Beef Cattle Supply Chain Might DNA-based Tests for Disease Generate Value? [ 1 modules] - $40
    As DNA testing becomes more comprehensive, it will provide a selection tool for traits where no other information or selection criteria exist. One of the most important of these is likely to be feedlot health. A mechanism to incentivize breeders to invest in traits that benefit the feedlot sector will be required to facilitate the adoption of these tests. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP408: What is the Impact of Early Gestational Undernutrition in the Cow on Fetal Growth and Development, as Well as Offspring Health and Growth Efficiency? [ 1 modules] - $40
    Recent date demonstrate that prolonged nutrient deprivation during early gestation can result in changes in fetal organ structure and/or function, which can have lasting effects on body composition, growth efficiency, and health status of offspring in postnatal life. Because most ruminants are exposed to periods of inadequate nutrition during gestation, especially during early gestation, offspring quality could be affected. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP409: Student Case Presentation Winner [ 1 modules] - $40
    2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP410: A Beef Producer’s View on the Role of the Bovine Veterinarian [ 1 modules] - $40
    Rhea Cattle Co. is a progressive, innovative, scientifically driven cattle feeder in Eastern Nebraska. We rely heavily on our consulting nutritionist and veterinarian partners to shape our strategic decision-making. I will talk about the bovine veterinarian can work with the producer as a strategic partner, increasing the value of the relationship to both parties. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP411: Past, Present & Future Rural Vet [ 1 modules] - $40
    Murray Jelinksi discusses how the rural veterinarian has progressed and the current trends that may affect future practice. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP412: Cattle Market Update- What We Need to Know [ 1 modules] - $40
    The North American cattle herd is shrinking in numbers meaning smaller beef production in the years ahead. Beef demand, both domestic and export, is critical to the price producers receive. Global influences now play a daily part in the North American Cattle market. Industry structure and consolidation continues to change the face of the industry. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP416:Why Cows Die on Dairies [ 1 modules] - $40
    The percentage of cows that die on dairies has been increasing over the last couple decades, presenting both an economic and an animal problem to producers. This talk will define some of the causes of cow deaths and consider procedures for practitioners to decrease their occurrence. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP417:Mortality in Different Management Systems [ 1 modules] - $40
    There is significant variation in the mortality rate of lactating cows among dairy herds. This presentation will focus on the relationships of housing system, pasture availability, and feeding strategies with cow mortality. Potential genetic selection opportunities to minimize mortality will be discussed. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP418:Effects of Overcrowding [ 1 modules] - $40
    A discussion on the behavioral and physiological consequences of overstocking cattle in free-stall barns. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP419.Managing High Risk Fresh Cows [ 1 modules] - $40
    Although fresh cows are often managed as homogenous groups, high-risk fresh cows can be identified and some aspects of fresh cow management can be tailored to individual cows. This is particularly applicable to hypocalcemia, which reduces milk yield and increases the risk for displaced abomasum and early lactation culling. Oral calcium supplementation can be targeted to individual cows. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP420:Transition Cow Health: Consequences and Monitoring of Energy Balance [ 1 modules] - $40
    All modern dairy cows visit a state of negative energy balance post-partam to meet the energy demands of lactation as dry matter intake lags. The ketogenesis, monitoring it, and some recent ideas for prevention and treatment. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP424:Back to the Barn Basics [ 1 modules] - $40
    2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP425:Reproductive Tract Infection and Inflammation [ 1 modules] - $40
    Between 30 and 50% of dairy cows have at least one form of pathological inflammation of the reproductive tract in the postpartum period. This talk will review the causes of metritis and endometritis, their links with metabolic health, and current concepts for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP426:Improving the fertility of resynchronized timed AI services in lactating dairy cows and its economic implications [ 1 modules] - $40
    This lecture will cover some of the most recent advances in the development of synchronization of ovulation protocols for timed AI for cows failing to conceive to a previous AI service. In addition, the impact of management strategies using these new synchronization of ovulation treatments on the profitability of dairy operations will be presented and discussed. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP427:Heat Detection in Synch Systems [ 1 modules] - $40
    Discussion on the association of heat detection and synchronization programs for reproduction management of dairy animals. Should we go 100% timed AI? Should we go 100% heat detection? Are they mutually exclusive? 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP428: Diagnosis & Control of Small Ruminant Abortion [ 0 modules] - $40
    Having a reasoned diagnostic and therapeutic approach is helpful when dealing with one of the most common outbreaks of disease in sheep and goats. Abortion can cause devastating losses and many causes are zoonotic. This lecture will give an overview of the important causes of sheep and goat abortion, their diagnosis and control as well as prevention of zoonotic disease 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP429:Q-Fever Update [ 1 modules] - $40
    Coxiella burnetii, the active agent of Q fever in humans is a common infection in sheep, goats and cattle. This lecture will update on the epidemiology, diagnosis and management of C. burnetti infection in small ruminants and risk of Q fever in humans. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP430: Pregnancy Toxemia & Metabolic Changes of Transition in Small Ruminants [ 1 modules] - $40
    Being able to successfully coordinate metabolic and physiologic adaptations necessary to transition from pregnancy to lactation is the single most important event in an animal's reproductive cycle. This presentation will review critical metabolic adaptations necessary for successful transition in small ruminant species and highlight the critical role of nutrition relative to the success or failure of this process. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP431:Selenium Nutrition & Therapy in Small Ruminants [ 1 modules] - $40
    Most regions of North America are either deficient or potentially toxic relative to selenium nutritional status. This presentation will describe clinical and subclinical deficiency and toxicity diseases associated with selenium in small ruminants. Nutritional diagnostics and dietary risk factors for the diseases will be discussed. Practical preventive feeding practices will be detailed and critical assessment of feed and mineral supplements demonstrated. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP432:Understanding Copper Nutrition in Small Ruminants [ 1 modules] - $40
    Small ruminant copper nutrition is a challenge as some species are extremely susceptible to toxicity, while others have greater problems with deficiency. This presentation will describe deficiency and toxicity diseases associated with copper in small ruminants relative to nutritional diagnostics and dietary risk factors. Practical preventive feeding practices will be detailed and critical assessment of feed and mineral supplements demonstrated. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP433.Johnes Disease in Small Ruminants [ 1 modules] - $40
    Johne's disease is proving to be a common infection in both sheep flocks and goat herds. Diagnosis is always a dilemma as is instituting appropriate control measure. As the dairy cattle sector becomes more aggressive in their approach to the disease, it is important that veterinary practitioners also assist their sheep and goat clients with its control. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP434:Troubleshooting CAE Control Programs [ 1 modules] - $40
    Pastuerized kid rearing programs are the cornerstone of caprine arthritis-encephalitis virus (CAEV) control, yet some owners fail despite seemingly sound control practices. This session will discuss principles of CAEV control, detection and prevention of common errors in CAEV control programs, overlooked risks factors associated with transmission and issues associated with diagnostic testing for CAEV in dairy and meat goat herds. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP435: Evaluation of Environmental Culture to Determine Herd Status for Johne's Disease on Atlantic Canadian Dairy Farms [ 1 modules] - $40
    This study was designed to evaluate the test characteristics of EC within typical Atlantic Canadian dairy herds. These herds tend to be smaller in size than herds that have been used in previous EC studies. As well, many of the herds are suspected to be test negative or have low MAP prevalence. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP436: Evaluation of the Milk ELISA to Determine Herd Status for Johne's Disease [ 1 modules] - $40
    The objective of this study was to evaluate the test characteristics of milk ELISA for determination of herd MAP status in Atlantic Canadian dairy herds. It is expected that many of the MAP positive herds in this region are low prevalence, and it was of particular interest to evaluate the performance of the ELISA within these low prevalence herds. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP437:Effect of season and lactation stage on the diagnostic sensitivity of direct real-time PCR for fecal shedding of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis [ 1 modules] - $40
    Thegoal of this study is to assess, with direct real-time polymerase chainreactions (PCR), how shedding patterns of MAP in feces may vary with lactationstage and season. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP438:Preliminary Program Outcomes from the Atlantic Johne’s Disease Initiative [ 1 modules] - $40
    The overall objective of the program is to reduce the spread, prevalence and overall impact of Johne's disease in Atlantic Canada through education, strategic testing and management programs. This report outlines program implementation statistics, preliminary prevalence data and primary management plan recommendations. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP439:Evaluation of a Petrifilm-based on-farm culture system for the detection of intramammary infection in low somatic cell count cows at dry-off [ 1 modules] - $40
    The objective of this study was to determine the utility of a Petrifilm-based on-farm culture system for making treatment decisions on low somatic cell count cows at dry-off. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP440:Preliminary Results from a Non-Inferiority Clinical Trial: Ability of Three Commercial Dry Cow Mastitis Preparations to Cure Intramammary Infections Present at Dry Off [ 1 modules] - $40
    This abstract will describe the prevalence ofsubclinical mastitis pathogens at dry off and compare the efficacy of 3different DCT to cure of existing IMI during the dry period. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP441:Risk Factors for Prototheca Mastitis on Ontario Dairy Farms [ 1 modules] - $40
    The aim of this case-control study was to formally assess herd-level riskfactors for Prototheca mastitis on Ontario dairy farms. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP442: Understanding and controlling variability of bulk tank milk iodine in Canada [ 1 modules] - $40
    The objectives of this project were to determine the main sources of variability of BTM iodine and provide recommendations for best management practices to maintain BTM iodine levels within acceptable targets. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP443: Intramammary infection at calving following Petrifilm-based selective dry cow therapy [ 1 modules] - $40
    The objective of this study was to compare IMI at calving between cows receiving BDCT and cows selectively treated based on Petrifilm culture results. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP444: The association between ¦Â-hydroxybutyrate concentration at diagnosis of left displaced abomasum in dairy cows and removal from the herd post-surgical correction [ 1 modules] - $40
    Left displaced abomasum (LDA) is an economically important disease of dairy cattle. This study investigated the sensitivity and specificity at various B-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) concentrations measured at the time of LDA surgery and its association with removal from the herd within 30 days after LDA surgery. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP447:Isolation.of.Mycobaterium.Avium.Saliva.Cattle_Sorge [ 1 modules] - $40
    The objective of this pilot study was to identify, if MAP can be found in thesaliva of infected animals – which might pose a previously overlooked route of transmission. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP449:Milk.Flow.Obstruction.Vericose.Veins_Larde [ 1 modules] - $40
    The objectives of this study were to describe this condition in dairycattle, to describe the surgical procedures and to determine the prognosisfollowing surgery. Our hypothesis was that the prognosis depends on the surgicalprocedure performed. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP450: Digital Dermatitis: A Description of Lesion Progression and Regression of Natural Disease in Holstein Dairy Cattle Over Two Years [ 1 modules] - $40
    A proposed lesion scoring system was developed by Dopfer et al to further attempt to classify lesions as acute or chronic. Our current study has built on that method by further describing lesion development and identifying changes to the bovine skin consistently recognizable weeks to months prior to lesion development and lameness. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP451:Pharmacokinetics.and.Milk.Elimination.Flunixin_Kissell [ 1 modules] - $40
    The objective of this study was to determine if the pharmacokinetics and milk residues of FLU and 5OH in lactating, dairy cattle differed following IM and SC administration of FLU compared with IV. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP452:Temporal.Changes.in.Antimicrobial.Resistance.Fecal.Coliforms_Corbett [ 1 modules] - $40
    This study examines changes in the number of anti-microbial resistant and susceptible coliform bacteria found in fecal matter in dairy cows. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP453:Reproductive.Performance.Automated.Activity.Monitoring_Neves [ 1 modules] - $40
    The objective was to compare reproductive performance with management programs based on an automated activity monitoring (AAM) system or a synchronized breeding program under field conditions. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP454:etection.of.Hyperketonemia_Denis-Robichaud [ 1 modules] - $40
    The main objective of this study was to validate the relationship between blood beta-hydroxybutyrate acid (BHBA) and various milk components such as ketone bodies (BHBA and acetone), fat, protein, lactose, urea, and somatic cell count (SCC). A second objective was to identify thresholds for these indicators to diagnose hyperketonemia in dairy cows for surveillance purposes. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP455:Comparison.of.Crossbred.Purebred.Holsteins_Mendonça [ 1 modules] - $40
    The objectives of this study were to compare dry matter intake (DMI), metabolite concentration, innate immunity, and postpartum health of Holstein (HO) and Montbéliarde-sired crossbred (MS) cows. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP456:Efficacy.Combination.Product.Ketosis_Gordon [ 1 modules] - $40
    The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of a butaphosphan-cyanocobalamin combination product and/orinsulin on ketosis cure rates and BHBA concentrations. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP457:Comparison.of.Serum.Concentrations.BVD_Chamorro [ 1 modules] - $40
    The objective of this study was to compare the total serum concentration and duration of BVDV, BHV-1, BRSV and PI3-specific neutralizing antibodies in calves fed maternal colostrum (MC) or a commercial colostrum replacer (CR) at birth. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP458:Randomized.Clinical.Trial.Oral.Zinc_Glover [ 1 modules] - $40
    The objective of this randomized clinical trial was to evaluate the effect of oral inorganic and organic zinc supplementation as a treatment for diarrhea in neonatal calves. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP459:Health.Care.Metrics.Calf.Ranches_Walker [ 1 modules] - $40
    The aim of this study was to characterize calf ranches with respect to health care metrics and health care policies during the pre-weaning period and where possible, compare our findings with reports from dairy operations. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP460:Otitis.Media.Interna.in.Dairy.Calves_Gosselin [ 1 modules] - $40
    The objective of this retrospective study wasto review the epidemiological data, clinical findings, laboratory data, medicalimaging results and outcomes of dairy calves diagnosed with otitis media/internareferred to the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vétérinaire (CHUV) of theUniversité de Montréal. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP461:Ultrasound.Evaluation.Tympanic.Bulla.in.Calves_Gosselin [ 1 modules] - $40
    The objective of this study is to establish an ultrasonographicapproach for the TB and adjacent structures in calves and to describe theirultrasonographic appearance. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP462:Use.of.Neurostimulation.Localize.Anesthetize_Larde [ 1 modules] - $40
    The aim of thisstudy was to assess the usefulness of brachial plexus anesthesia for orthopedicsurgery in calves. We hypothesized that this locoregional block, combined withsedation, would be sufficient for interventions on the metacarpal bones incalves. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP463:Surgery.Bovine.Rumen.Indications.and.Factors_Hartnack [ 1 modules] - $40
    The primary objectives of this study are to evaluate indications and outcomes (both short and long term) of rumenotomy and rumenostomy in cattle. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP464:An.Evaluation.Prevelance.BHV-1.Abortions_Gould [ 1 modules] - $40
    Objectives of this study were to describe the prevalence and patterns ofBHV-1 associated abortion in submissions at VDLs. There were three specificaims: 1) examine the proportion of BHV-1 related abortions with theintroduction of new diagnostic assays, 2) evaluate the agreement of thehistopathology report of the abortion submissions and the result of the assayused, 3) evaluate the association between farm history of vaccination againstBHV-1 and BHV-1 positive abortion submissions. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP465:Real-time.PCR.Assay.Trichomoniasis_Guerra [ 1 modules] - $40
    The objective of the present study was to evaluate the sensitivity of a commercially available RT-PCR assay for trich in direct preputial samples in pools of 5 or 10 bulls. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP466:Clinical.Sensitivity.Specificity.Quanitative.PCR_Guerra [ 1 modules] - $40
    The objective of the present study was to determine the clinical sensitivity and specificity of the RT-PCR assay in direct preputial samples. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP467:ovine.Coronaviruses.Respiratory.Tract_Fulton [ 1 modules] - $40
    The purpose of the study was to compare BoCV isolates from the respiratory tract of cattle in Oklahoma to reference respiratory tract and enteric strains by antigenic and genetic procedures. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP469:Immune.Health.Growth.Responses.Beef.Calves_Powell [ 1 modules] - $40
    Our objective was to determine the effects of administering a pentavalent MLV respiratory vaccine to calves at approximately 60 days of age versus a traditional vaccination regimen age (near weaning) on health, growth performance, and BVDV type 1a-specific antibody titers and T cell activation. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP470:A.Survey.to.Evaluate.Anthelmintic.Resistance_Engelken [ 1 modules] - $40
    The objectives of this study were to determine if resistance to commonly used anthelmintics is present in Iowa cow/calf operations, attempt to identify factors that contribute to resistance development, and utilize qualitative PCR testing to determine which genera of parasites are involved with resistance. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP471:Biosecurity.Practices.of.Midwestern.Veterinarians_Engelken [ 1 modules] - $40
    The objective of this project was to survey Midwestern veterinary practitioners to determine their current implementation of biosecurity and infection control practices. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP473:Effect.of.Demographic.Trends.Livestock.Inventory_Schuenemann [ 1 modules] - $40
    The objectives of the present study were: 1) to estimate the trends of livestock inventory (dairy, beef, sheep, and swine) and the number of operations by group size (=99, 100-499, and =500 head) from 1982 to 2010 in the US and 2) to compare these trends with the designated areas of food animal veterinary shortage for 2010 in the US. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP474:Results.Anti-mortem.Screening.Methodology_Salter [ 1 modules] - $40
    This experiment evaluated an adaptation of a beta-lactam and flunixin lateral flow (LF-modification) test with urine and serum from treated heifers and determined the ability to predict the labeled slaughter withhold of ceftiofur and flunixin. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP475:Identification.and.Antimicrobial.Resistance_Dewell [ 1 modules] - $40
    The aim of the study was to properly identify Biberstieinia trehalosi based on phenotypic and biological characterization. Additionally, evaluation of the antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of B. trehalosi from bovine respiratory cases will be used to determine impact of antimicrobial resistance on pathogenicity. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP476:Feeding.Heat-treated.Colostrum.Reduces.Morbidity_Godden [ 1 modules] - $40
    A randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted using 1071 newborn calves from six commercial dairy farms in Minnesota and Wisconsin, with the primary objective being to describe the effects of feeding heat-treated colostrum on serum immunoglobulin G concentration and health in the preweaning period. A secondary objective was to complete a path analysis to identify intermediate factors that may explain how feeding heat-treated colostrum reduced risk for illness. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP477:Effect.of.Heat-treatment.Nutritional_Godden [ 1 modules] - $40
    The objective of Study 1,described herein, was to describe the effect of heat-treatment on concentrations of several nutrient and immune factors in bovine colostrum. The objective of Study 2 was to describe the effects of heat-treatment on leukocyteviability, alkaline phosphatase (AP) enzyme activity and IgG concentrations in bovine colostrum. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP478:Evaluation.Serum.Immunoglobulin.G.Concentrations_Alley [ 1 modules] - $40
    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reliability of a new commercially available immunoassay and portable analyzer for measuring serum IgG concentrations in dairy calves. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP479:Influence.of.Season.Ambient.Temperature _Wilson [ 0 modules] - $40
    The primary objectives were evaluation of milk bacteria counts as time passed following on-farm pasteurization and potential differences in bacteria counts over time between seasons and their associated ambient temperatures. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP480: Evaluation of the Surface Area P3  [ 1 modules] - $40
    The focus of this study was to evaluate if the boney structures in calves feet will remodel and develop when exposed to rocky terrain. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP481:Effect of Housing Type on Health of Pre-Weaned Dairy Calves During Summer in Florida. [ 1 modules] - $40
    Our objective was to evaluate the effect of housing type on health of pre-weaned dairy calves. A common housing system used in warm humid environments is a wire framed hutch with a piece of plywood on top to provide shade. A calf hutch design option to prevent heat stress available to dairy producers is the Calftel® (L. T. Hampel Corp., Germantown, WI) housing system. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP482:It doesn't take longer to keep Good Health Records on dairies [ 1 modules] - $40
    The objective of this study was to determine the change in time to capture and enter health data following implementation of standard health data entry protocols and determine the amount of feedback required to achieve protocol compliance. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP484:Randomized Clinical Trial to Compare Efficacy of Two Different Antibiotics on Cure, Milk Production and Reproductive Performance of Dairy Cows Diagnosed with Metritis [ 1 modules] - $40
    The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of two antimicrobial treatments (ceftiofur hydrochloride, ampicillin sodium) for resolution of clinical signs, reproductive performance, culling, and milk yield in dairy cows diagnosed with acute puerperal metritis. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP485:Peripartum haptoglobinemia identifies cows at risk for retained placenta and metritis in dairy cows [ 1 modules] - $40
    The objective of this study was to determine if peripartum haptoglobinemia can be used to predict retained placenta and metritis in dairy cows. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP486:The coefficient of determination between NEFA and BHBA and the association between their ratio and the development of disease in healthy cows sampled during the post-partum period [ 1 modules] - $40
    The objectives of this study were to: evaluate the R-squared coefficient of determination between NEFA and BHBA in apparently healthy cows 3 to 14 DIM, and to estimate the association between the ratio of NEFA to BHBA and the subsequent development of DA or clinical ketosis (CK) or metritis (MET). 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP487:Effects of prepartum grouping strategy on immune, metabolic, health, reproductive, and productive parameters of dairy cows. [ 1 modules] - $40
    This abstract discussresults from a study in a commercial dairy that evaluated an ‘All-In-All-Out’approach to regrouping of prepartum cows. 2 CE credits  >> [login]
  • AABP510:Microbiology for Dummies [ 1 modules] - $40
    2 CE credits  >> [login]
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