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WCABP / Merck Animal Health Student Case Report / Research Presentation Competition

This is a student competition, taking place at the January 2016 WCABP Conference, to encourage development of scientific inquiry methods and communication abilities. Click here to read information on requirements and how to apply. Application deadline is December 10, 2105.

2015 Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award

New Orleans, Louisiana, September 17, 2015 – The CABV/ACVB executive board and Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. are very pleased to announce the recipient of the 2015 Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award.

"It is our distinct pleasure to announce Dr. Ed Pajor as the recipient of the 2015 Metacam 20 Bovine Welfare Award", says Dr. John Campbell, Secretary-Treasurer of the CABV/ACVB. Read More...

WCABP's Bylaws indicate that an Honorary Life Membership may be awarded to an individual who is 65 years of age and has made an Outstanding contribution to either the affairs of the Association or veterinary profession. Members nominate a potential recipient by forwarding a letter to WCABP's Secretary-Treasurer, Dr. Murray Jelinski, which outlines the nominee's achievements and why the person is worthy of an Honorary Life membership. This must then be passed by two-thirds (2/3) majority vote at the AGM.

Consider nominating a deserving individual. Awards will be presented at the WCABP 2016 AGM.

This year's recipient of the Boehringer Ingelheim WCABP Veterinarian of the Year award was Dr. Ian Goodbrand from Provost, AB.

Ian has been involved in the beef industry since his youth, as he was raised on his parent's ranch near Youngstown, Alberta. His interest in cattle continued through his formative years as a student, and through completion of his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Ian graduated from WCVM in 1991 and began working in an RM clinic located in Pierceland, Saskatchewan. After one year of practice experience, Ian chose to return to Alberta and purchase the clinic in Provost. It is here that Ian and his wife Connie set down their roots to build on a thriving mixed animal practice, with a focus on high quality beef production medicine and consultation. While building a practice they also worked with Connie's father to start their cattle ranching and feeding operation. Ian's interest in beef production kept him grounded in the industry such that 'beef as a business' became the focal point of his style of medicine and consultation.

To help detect and control Johne's disease in the province, the Ministry of Agriculture has developed a surveillance and control program for Saskatchewan producers of purebred cattle. The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association is the administrator for this program, which is funded under Growing Forward 2. Please visit for more information and eligibility.

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