2017 WCABP Conference Program

Thursday - Saturday
January 19 - 21, 2017


Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, Saskatoon, SK

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Cavalier (612 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon, SK)
Phone: (306) 652-6770


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CONFERENCE CHAIR: Dr. Nathan Erickson
CONFERENCE COORDINATOR: Mierau Management Services

Wednesday, January 18th

7:30 - 10:00 p.m. - Social "Mixer" -- All registrants are welcome!  Room TBD, Sheraton.

Day 1 - Thursday, January 19th

7:00 a.m. - (pre-registration required) Complimentary Breakfast Presentation - Sponsored by HIPRA - "Udder Health: New tricks for an old problem" (Dr. Tom Greenham)

7:00 - 8:30 a.m. - Registration Desk Opens / Continental Breakfast

DAIRY BEEF
8:30 a.m. Introductory Remarks 8:30 a.m. Introductory Remarks
Morning Session - Sponsored by Elanco Animal Health    Morning Session - Sponsored by Merial Canada
8:35 - 9:15 a.m. Barn Design to Make Your Cows Happy, Healthy and Productive
- Dr. Nigel Cook
8:35- 9:15 a.m. Johne's Surveillance in Beef Herds and Sask Ag Program Update
- Dr. Wendy Wilkins, ref article
9:15 - 10:00 a.m. Dairy Comp - Production and Transition
- Dr. Ewen Ferguson
9:15 - 10:00 a.m. Johne's Risk Assessments in Beef Herds
Dr. Allen Roussel, ref article
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. - Refreshment Break
10:30 - 11:15 a.m. A Life Cycle Lesion-Oriented Approach to Lameness Control
- Dr. Nigel Cook
10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Managing Beef Herds Infected with M. avium Paratuberculosis
- Dr. Allen Roussel, ref article
11:15 - 12 noon Digital Dermatitis: Current Concepts and Recent Research
- Dr. Jan Shearer
11:15 - 12 noon
Heifer Development - Nutritional Considerations
- Dr. Robert Larson, ref article
12 Noon - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch Break - Sponsored by Rafter 8
Dr. Catherine Trask - "It hurts when I do this: Musculoskeletal disorders in Veterinary Medicine"
Afternoon Session - Sponsored by Partnar Animal Health   Afternoon Session - Sponsored by Modern Veterinary Therapeutics
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Parlour Evaluations
- Dr. David Reid
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Pre-Breeding Examination of Beef Heifers
- Dr. Robert Larson, ref article
2:15 - 3:00 p.m. Dairy Comp - Mastitis
- Dr. Ewen Ferguson
2:15 - 3:00 p.m. Susceptibility Testing 101 - A Broad Introduction
- Dr. Brian Lubbers
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Refreshment Break
3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Dairy Comp - Reproduction
- Dr. Ewen Ferguson
3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Interpretation Susceptibility and How to Use the Results Clinically
- Dr. Brian Lubbers
4:15 - 5:00 p.m. Handling/Moving Dairy Cows Through Barns/Parlours
- Dr. David Reid
4:15 - 5:00 p.m. Digital Dermatitis in Beef Cattle: Management Strategies and Applicable Research
- Dr. Jan Shearer
5:00 p.m. - Session Adjourns
6:15 - 9:00 p.m. - (Pre-registration required) Complimentary Dinner Presentation - Sponsored by Bayer Animal Health - Drs. Del Miles (DVM, MS, Veterinary Research & Consulting Services) and David Renter (Kansas State University) will present "Reducing Feedlot Mortality - New Approaches and Thinking"

Day 2 - Friday, January 20th - Commuicating Agriculture to the Public - Challenges and Opportunities

7:00 a.m.
(Pre-registration required) Complimentary Breakfast Presentation - Sponsored by Merial Canada - "Innovation in Parasite Control" (Dr. David Homer, Head of Merial Technical Service World Wide)
7:30 a.m. Registration Desk Opens / Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
Morning Session - Sponsored by Zoetis
8:35 - 9:15 a.m. Defining Sustainable Beef Production - Tom Lynch-Staunton
9:15 - 10:00 a.m. Celebrity Science - from Suzanne Somers to Dr. Oz - Dr. Joe Schwarcz
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Refreshment Break - Sponsored by Elanco Animal Health 
10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Processors' View on Sustainability - Part 1 - Cameron Bruett
11:15 - 12 noon Agricultural Myths and Facts - Dr. Joe Schwarcz
12 Noon - 1:45 p.m. Lunch Break - Sponsored by Vetoquinol
12:15 - 1:45 p.m. WCABP AGM
Afternoon Session - Sponsored by Zoetis
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Supply Management: What to Expect After the Trans-Pacific Partnership - Dr. Sylvain Charlebois
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Refreshment Break
3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Livestock Industries: Marketing, Consumers' Perceptions and Future Challenges - Dr. Sylvain Charlebois
4:15 - 5:00 p.m. Processors' View on Sustainability - Part 2 - Cameron Bruett
5:00 p.m. Session Adjourns
WCABP Reception and Live Auction - Celebrating 15th Anniversary of OMR Lecture Series - Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

Day 3 - Saturday, January 21st

7:30 a.m. Registration Desk Opens / Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
Morning Session - Sponsored by Merck Animal Health
8:35 - 9:15 a.m. Application and Interpretation of PCR for Venereal Disease in Bulls - Dr. Cheryl Waldner
9:15 - 10:00 a.m. Interpretation of Nutritional and Toxicological Diagnostics - Dr. Barry Blakely
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Merck / WCABP Student Case Presentations
11:45 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break

 

1:00 - 4:30 p.m.  POST CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS/WETLABS (at WCVM)

1. Cow Comfort Analysis and Parlour Evalution - Dr. David Reid

2. Foot Trimming Wetlab - Dr. Chris Clark

3. Immunology/Vaccine Workshop - Dr. John Ellis

2017 Conference Sponsors

Longrange Merial
Elanco
Bayer 2017
Merck1
zoetis
Boehringer1
Partnar
ModernVetTherapeutics
SCCL 2017
Rafter 8
Vetoquinol
HIPRA
WDDC logo
Solvet
PDS