University of Minnesota, USA
Dr. Cramer,has been an associate professor at University of Minnesota since July 2013. He graduated from the University of Guelph with his DVM in 2002 and completed his DVSc thesis at the University of Guelph in 2007. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota he owned a veterinary practice which focused on providing bovine foot care, consulting and research services to the dairy industry. Currently， Gerard splits his time between educating veterinary and graduate students and doing foot health related research. His current research interests include: evaluating trimming methods and timing, early detection of lameness, and evaluating treatments for common foot lesions. Outside of work, Gerard spends time with his wife and 2 kids and enjoys soccer and running long distances.
Michigan State University, USA
Phil Durst is a field-based MSU Extension Dairy Educator with emphasis on cattle health. He works extensively with MSU veterinarians and is an Extension Affiliate of the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Durst initiated and led a project to improve employee management on dairy farms and has presented findings at academic conferences and producer meetings. He is involved in a major project to reduce mastitis and antibiotic use, as well as several projects on Bovine Leukemia Virus. Durst also works to help young dairy people develop their skills and abilities as farm managers through a peer group that meets monthly, a Facebook page for young people in dairy (“Young, Savvy & into Dairy”) and “Dairy Moosings” podcasts with Stan Moore. Durst speaks and writes extensively and in 2014 had articles translated and published in Japan, Ukraine and Canada.
菲利普•德斯特博士是密歇根州立大学奶牛业应用推广教育者，他的领域是奶牛健康。他与密歇根州立大学的兽医密切合作，并且还是兽医学院的推广隶属人员。德斯特博士发起并主持一个了关于提高牧场员工管理水平的项目，并在学术以及养殖者会议上讲述研究发现。他参与了一个关于降低乳腺炎和减少抗生素使用的项目，和其他几项关于牛白血病病毒的研究。德斯特博士通过每月一次的同侪团体会议来帮助作为农场管理者的年轻人群提升技能，在脸书上有一个关于这些奶牛业年轻人的专页（“年轻人，悟性&奶牛业），另外还有与斯坦•摩尔合作的 “奶牛 Moosings”播客节目。他从事很多演讲和写作工作，在2014年，他的文章被翻译并在日本，乌克兰和加拿大出版。
University of Minnesota, USA
Dr. Fetrow has served on the faculty at college of veterinary medicine at the University of Minnesota (since 1991), North Carolina State University, and the University of Pennsylvania. He has more than three decades of on-farm dairy experience and academic work in dairy production medicine and field large animal practice. He was the co-author of the textbook “Herd Health: Food Animal Production Medicine” and has co-authored numerous articles in professional journals and for dairy production specialists. Dr. Fetrow’s current academic focus is in dairy production management, the economics of operating decisions made on dairy farms, disease control, and drug use management on dairies. Dr. Fetrow is past Chairman of the Department of Clinical and Population Sciences in the Colleges as well as past Assistant Vice President for the Academic Health Center.
Inner Mongolia Fuyuan Animal Husbandry Co., Ltd, China
Dr Meyer is a graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation he engaged in mixed animal and dairy veterinary practice in New York State. In 1988, Dr Meyer was employed as a veterinarian in a foreign-invested dairy in Guangzhou, China. Since then he has held positions in China at the US Grains Council and Fonterra China Farming. Currently， he is employed by Fuyuan Animal Husbandry.
University of Minnesota,USA
Dr. Royster graduated from the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She completed a Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, with an emphasis in milk quality and udder health. Dr. Royster is currently an Instructor in Dairy Production Medicine at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Her areas of interest for research, teaching and outreach include milking equipment evaluation, milking parlor performance, on-farm mastitis diagnostics, and mastitis control. In addition, Dr. Royster is the faculty advisor for the University of Minnesota Laboratory for Udder Health.
Sarne De Vliegher
Ghent University, Belgium
Dr. Sarne De Vliegher graduated as a veterinarian from Ghent University, Belgium in 1998 after which he started working at this University’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in the Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics, and Herd Health. He defended his PhD-thesis on heifer mastitis and finished an MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology and Animal Health Economics in 2004 at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, and obtained a degree as a judicial expert from Ghent University. In 2006 he became a Diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Public Health. In the meantime, he worked in the University cattle practice for seven years.
Since 2005, Dr. Vliegher is teaching veterinary legislation, deontology and practice management at Ghent University, has been the manager of the ambulatory clinic for 10 years, and currently has approximately 10 PhD-students and a post-doc working in the area of mastitis and milk quality. He is heading M-teamUGent, working with vets, farmers and the industry on mastitis and milk quality issues.
He was a keynote speaker at several international conferences and meetings around the world, and is author of approximately 100 publications in international peer-reviewed journals. He has organised the “heifer mastitis conference” in 2007, an international workshop on coagulase-negative staphylococci in 2010, and the first ever National Mastitis Council regional meeting outside of the US in 2014. He is member of the board of directors and treasurer of the National Mastitis Council and is co-editor-in-chief and co-product-manager of M²-magazine.
In 2013 he was elected president of the Flemish Regional Council of the Belgian Board of Veterinarians and vice-president of the Belgian Board of Veterinarians and has developed a keen interest in the different aspects of the veterinary profession.
藏德•弗利格博士作为一名兽医于1998年从比利时根特大学毕业。此后，他就职于该大学的繁殖，产科和畜群健康学院，并成为兽药的职员。2014年他完成了关于小母牛乳腺炎的博士论文。同年，他完成了在荷兰乌得勒支大学兽医流行病学和动物卫生经济学方面的硕士学位，并从比利时根特大学获得了司法鉴定的学位。2006年，他成为了欧洲兽医公共卫生学院的对外大使并从事牛研究活动长达七年。从2005年以来，藏德•弗利格博士在根特大学教导兽医立法，道义论和实践管理课程，担任门诊诊所经理已有10年，目前指导大约10个博士和一个博士后，这些学生都是研究乳腺炎和牛奶质量领域的问题。在他的领导下，M-teamUGent 团队与兽医，农民和业界在乳腺炎和牛奶质量问题上保持友好合作。弗利格博士在大大小小的国际会议中都担任过主讲嘉宾，并在国际同行评议期刊中约有100篇著作。在2007年他组织了“小母牛乳腺炎会议”，2010年的凝固酶阴性葡萄球菌国际研讨会，并于2014年组织了第一次在美国以外的美国乳腺炎理事会区域会议。同时，他是美国乳腺炎理事会董事会成员和财政部长，并且还是 M²-杂志的联合总编辑和产品经理。在2013年，他当选为比利时兽医董事会弗拉芒地区委员会主席和比利时兽医董事会副主席，藏德•弗利格博士对兽医行业的各个方面产生了浓厚的兴趣。