Ricardo Chebel, DVM, MPVM
University of Minnesota, USA
Dr. Chebel graduated from veterinary school in Brazil in 1999. In 2000, he moved to California where he worked for a large dairy operation and then started his master and residency training in dairy production medicine at the University of California Davis. Upon his graduation, in 2004, Ricardo became a faculty member at the University of Idaho. Two years later Ricardo returned to the University of California Davis as a professor/extension veterinarian. Since 2009, Ricardo has been a faculty member of the University of Minnesota. Ricardo's main activities are service to collaborating dairy herds, training professional students, and research. Ricardo's research program is focused on reproductive management and, more recently, management of transition cows. Ricardo's research group has published over 30 peer-reviewed manuscripts since 2009. Ricardo and collaborators have secured over $ 5 million in the past 10 years to conduct research regarding reproductive physiology and management and transition cow biology, health, and management.
John Fetrow, VMD, M.B.A.
University of Minnesota，USA
Dr. Fetrow has served on the faculty at colleges 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 College as well as past Assistant Vice President for the Academic Health Center.
费绰博士曾分别任教于美国明尼苏达大学（自1991年），北卡罗纳州立大学，和宾夕法尼亚大学的兽医学院。 他有超过三十年的奶牛养殖场实践经验和奶牛生产医学及农场大动物的学术工作经验。他合作编写了教科书“畜群健康：食品动物生产医学” ，他同时合作撰写了许多发表于专业期刊和面向奶牛生产专家们的文章。费绰博士目前的学术研究重点为奶牛生产管理，奶牛场的经济和运营决策， 疾病控制，和奶牛的药品使用管理。费绰博士曾担任兽医学院临床和群体科学系的学术主席以及大学健康学术中心的助理副主席。
Sandra Godden, D.V.M., D.V.Sc.
University of Minnesota，USA
Dr. Godden is a 1993 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. After working for two years as an associate veterinarian in mixed practice in Eastern Ontario, she returned to Guelph to complete a Doctor of Veterinary Science degree specializing in dairy production medicine. From 1998 to present she has been a member of the Department of Population Medicine, University of Minnesota where she is involved with professional student teaching, applied research and outreach activities in dairy production medicine. Major academic interests include applied research in mastitis control, colostrum and calf health management, Johne’s Disease control and transition cow management. Sandra is currently advising Dr. Whitney Knauer who is working on a PhD project investigating the application of feeding behavior, activity behavior and body temperature measures to predict morbidity in group-housed preweaned dairy calves. Outside the CVM, Sandra is a volunteer and member for the international development organizations Heifer Project International and Veterinarians Without Borders U.S. She also enjoys working in her garden.
高登博士1993年毕业于圭尔夫大学的安大略兽医学院。在东安大略的多种实践中作为副兽医师工作了两年之后，她回到圭尔夫大学完成主攻奶牛生产医学专业的兽医学博士学位。从1998年至今，她一直是明尼苏达大学群体医学系的成员。在那里，她参与职业学生的教学，应用研究，以及奶牛生产医学的推广研究活动。主要学术兴趣包括乳房炎防治，初乳和犊牛健康管理，副结核病控制和围产期奶牛管理的应用研究。高登博士目前在指导Whitney Knauer 的博士研究项目- 调查摄食行为，活动行为和体温测量来预测群养断奶前犊牛的发病率的研究应用。在兽医学院以外，高登博士是美国无国界国际小母牛项目和兽医国际发展组织的一名志愿者和成员。她也喜欢在她的花园里工作。
Shengli Li, Professor
China Agricultural Univerisity, China
Dr. Li is currently a professor in the College of Animal Science & Technology at China Agricultural University. His research interest are ruminant nutrition, feed, and dairy farming. He received his doctor degree from the China Agricultural University in 1996. In his professional career, he is involved in a number of academic activities and accomplished through fulfilling the following duties as Chief Scientist of National Dairy Industry and Technology System, Director of Sino-US Dairy Research and Development Center, Director of Sino-Dutch Dairy Development Center, and Associate Director of the State Key Laboratory of Animal Nutrition. He also served as the Chief Scientist for national ear-marked public research funding for agricultural project on improving dairy cow genetic and multiplication technology and commercial development from 2007 to 2011.
Jeremy Schefers, DVM, Ph
DUniversity of Minnesota, USA
Dr. Schefers is a pathologist and laboratory diagnostician at the Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory. He graduated from the U of MN College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and complete a PhD on Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) at the same institution in 2009. A majority of his current activities involve diagnostic testing of bovine and swine tissues submitted to the laboratory by veterinarians and livestock producers. His profession interest include infectious diseases of bovine and porcine.
William Thatcher, Ph.D
University of Florida, USA
William (Bill) W. Thatcher is a Graduate Research Professor Emeritus in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida. He received his B.S. from the University of Maryland, a M.S. degree from the University of Maryland, in conjunction with the USDA-ARS Beltsville Research Center, and the Ph.D. degree from Michigan State University. His research program in cattle has been associated with ovarian follicular development, maternal-embryo interactions, and developmental approaches for regulating reproductive function to enhance production and health. Major focus has been dealing with effects of the postpartum period, nutrition, and heat stress on ovarian follicular and corpus luteum functions and embryo survival. He has served as a mentor for 70 graduate students-postdoctoral fellows and sabbatical persons. Dr. Thatcher has published 367 refereed journal articles and 51 book chapters He taught endocrinology, and is an active member of the Interdisciplinary Reproductive Biology and the Animal Molecular Cell Biology programs at the University of Florida. Dr. Thatcher has served as associate editor or on the editorial boards of Biology of Reproduction, Journal of Animal Science, Journal of Dairy Science, Theriogenology, Animal Reproduction Science, and Reproduction-Nutrition-Development.
Ku Yang, General Manager
DongYing AustAsia Modern Dairy Farm Co., Ltd.
Mr. Yang is the General Manager in DongYing AustAsia Modern Dairy Farm Co., Ltd. He received his bachelor degree from the Animal Husbandry Department at Ningxia Agricultural College studying Animal Husbandry. After graduating, he worked in the Teaching and Research Farm of Ningxia Agricultural College for 12 years. During that period, he participated in the International Agricultural and Horticultural Academic Exchange Program in Ohio State University and interned at the North Florida Holsteins Dairy Farm for 18 months. After he received his mater degree in ruminant nutrition from the graduate school of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, he joined Inner Mongolia Mengniu AustAsia Model Dairy Farm as Nutrition Supervisor and Farm Manager.
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