Bovine - Thursday

Thursday, February 13, 2020

8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Advancing Herd Performance and Immunity with New Considerations Regarding Calving and Colostrum Management in Cow Calf Operations - Dr. Michael Nagorske
This presentation will provide new information and research involved with calving management.  Hypothermia and ideas for treating a hypothermic calf will be reviewed.  The significance of bacterial shedding in the prepartum and peripartum period will be discussed.  Sanitation practices and ways to monitor client herds with the use of ATP meters will be presented.  The significance of failure of passive transfer and impacts on average daily gains and cost per pound of gain will be understood.  We will discuss new ideas for monitoring failure of passive transfer at the herd level with the use of Radial Immunodiffusion testing as a value-added practice for clientele. There is new research correlating passive transfer status with impact on morbidity and mortality, and we will discuss how to implement colostrum supplements and replacers into proper colostrum management practices.  Differences between different types of colostrum products in terms of providing immunity and nutritional values will also be discussed.  There is evidence showing use for colostrum supplementation to mitigate diarrhea in calves as a treatment for severe scours.  
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Break – Visit the Exhibits
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Forage Management to Decrease Nematode Burdens in Cattle - Dr. Matt Brewer
Cattle become infected with strongyle nematodes by ingesting larvae that have crawled onto forage. In this work, we describe the ability of trichostrongyles to ascend different species of grasses and legumes, with implications for rotational grazing practices.
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. PC Grant Research Update - Dr. Grant Dewell
11:00-11:30 a.m. 2019 PC Overview - Dr. Grant Dewell & Dr. Tom Hansen

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Overview of the Secure Beef Supply Program - Dr. Jim Roth
The Secure Beef Supply Plan for Continuity of Business provides opportunities for producers to voluntarily prepare before a Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak to be better able to protect their cattle from infection and to receive movement permits for cattle with no evidence of infection in a regulatory Control Area.
1:00-1:30 p.m. USDA Update on Animal Disease Traceability - Dr. Tim Smith
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Break – Visit the Exhibits
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Future of Bovine Practice - Dr. Pat Gorden
This talk will discuss the vision of the future of bovine practice from the prospective of a dairy practitioner who has practiced in private and academia and is the current vice president of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. The talk will incorporate perspectives from both personal experience and AABP’s vision.
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. The Rural Iowa Veterinary Shortage Dilemma – What the IVMA & ISU CVM are Doing to Patch-up this Problem! - Dr. Dan Grooms, Dr. David Schmitt, Dr. Randy Wheeler
The shortage of rural veterinarians is a national problem that involves many states. It is a subject that the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association and ISU College of Veterinary Medicine have been involved with locally and legislatively. Dean Grooms will provide information about metrics concerning the shortage in Iowa from several perspectives. Drs. Schmitt & Wheeler will add to that and delve into the VMLRP and the proposed legislation towards student debt repayment as a financial incentive for graduates to join these practice areas.