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Pre-Conference Sessions

Pre-Conference Sessions on Tuesday, May 20, 2014
This year's Planning Committee has lined up two pre-conference sessions with real-life application that you will be able to easily implement once back at work.

Pre-conference seminars have limited enrollment and require an additional registration fee.

Advances in Health Management of Preweaned Dairy Calves
8:30am-5:00pm (7.5 CE hours)
Limited Space: 50 participants
Cost: Early registration (thru April 25) $195; Regular registration (beginning April 26) $245

Coordinator: Dr. Sandra Godden, University of Minnesota
Instructors: Dr. Bob James, Virginia Tech University
Dr. Amelia Woolums, University of Georgia
Dr. Sheila McGuirk, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dr. Ken Nordlund, University of Wisconsin, Madison

This one-day symposium will deliver current and emerging information on a variety of topics surrounding the management of preweaned dairy calves including advances in colostrum management, nutritional management, group housing, computerized milk feeding systems, immunology and vaccinology, health screening, trouble-shooting digestive problems, and general housing and ventilation systems. The day will conclude with a panel discussion/question period so that participants get all of their calf management questions answered.

WVMA HACCP for Proper Drug Use
9:00am-5:00pm (7.5 CE hours)
Limited Space: 25 participants-veterinarians only
Cost: Early registration (thru April 25) $195; Regular registration (beginning April 25) $245

Instructors: TBA

The Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association’s HACCP for Proper Drug Use is a proven, six-step on-farm program to ensure food safety and appropriate medication use on dairy farms.

This program identifies potential risks (hazards) and provides the know-how and action plan to implement safeguards and management practices (critical control points), creating an achievable HACCP - Hazards Analysis and Critical Control Points plan.

The WVMA HACCP for Proper Drug Use requires veterinarians and producer teams to work seamlessly to create a HACCP plan that is customized to the farm’s management and employee’s skills and needs.

The program focuses on these six steps:
1. Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship
2. Drug List
3. Protocols
4. SOPs
5. Records
6. Oversight

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