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Wednesday August 5, 2015

time session topic speaker
7:00 am - 4:30 pm Registration open    
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Opening Session Abstracts    
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Opening Session Reception    
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm ACT Educators Forum Ideas for clinical teaching – learn alternative techniques for teaching in the clinics! - Peggy Root Kustritz, DVM, PhD, DACT and Walter Threlfall, DVM, MS, PhD, DACT
  ACT Educators Forum Outcomes assessments John Dascanio, VMD, DACT, ABVP

 


Thursday, August 6, 2015

time event speaker
7:00 am - 4:30 pm  Registration open  
7:30 am  – 8:50 am Bartlett Award and address
  TOY Award and address
9:00 am  – 11:00 am Dr. Jerry Rains Memorial Abstract competition Moderator: Dr. Sandra Ayres
11:00 am  – 12:00 pm SFT Business Meeting  
12:00 pm  – 1:00 pm Lunch on your own!  
1:00 pm  – 3:00 pm ACT Business Meeting  
3:30 pm  – 5:00 pm Student Case Presentations Moderator: Dr. Jimmy Alexander
5:00 pm  – 5:30 pm Student/Mentor reception  
4:30 pm  – 8:00 pm Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall , Silent Auction, Craft beer tasting, food stations and cash bar  
5:15 pm - 7:15 pm   Beer Tasting  
5:45 pm Student Quiz Bowl

 


Friday, August 7, 2015

time event/session speaker
7:00 am – 4:30 pm Registration open  
7:00 am – 4:30 pm Exhibit Hall open  
7:15 am – 8:15 am Continental breakfast in the Exhibit Hall  
8:00 am – 9:00 am Keynote Speaker: Veterinary supply and demand David Hardin, BS, DVM, DACT
9:00 am – 10:00 am Keynote Speaker: Practice management D. Kirk Eddleman, MHA
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break in the Exhibit Hall  
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Small Animal Abstracts  
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Large Animal Abstracts  
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Food & Fiber Animal Abstracts  
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Equine Abstracts  
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

  

Friday, August 7, 2015

Small Animal 1 Track  
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Principles of evidence based medicine Brennen McKenzie, MA, VMD
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Application of evidence based medicine Melissa Goodman, DVM
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Break in the Exhibit Hall  
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Comparative semen evaluation using automated and manual counting Greg Burns, DVM

  

Friday, August 7, 2015

Small Animal 2 Track 
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Diagnostic approaches to assessing reproductive tract health (pre-breeding assessment) and infectious infertility in the canine population Patrick McDonough, MS, PhD
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Canine Brucellosis: Current situation and diagnostic approaches Patrick McDonough, MS, PhD
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Break in the Exhibit Hall  
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Comparative Progesterone testing Natalie Fraser, DVM, Auburn University AKC-TF resident

  

Friday, August 7, 2015

Production Animal Track  
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm A review and update of research on pregnancy associated glycoproteins (PAGs) in cattle Mr. Ky Pohler
2:30 pm  – 3:30 pm Application of PAGs to improve reproduction efficiency in cattle Mr. Ky Pohler
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Break in the Exhibit Hall  
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Applying ultrasonographic evaluation of antral follicle count and reproductive tract development to improve reproductive management in heifers Robert Cushman, PhD

 

Friday, August 7, 2015

Equine Track 
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm The business side of equine reproduction D. Kirk Eddleman, MHA
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm The business side of equine reproduction D. Kirk Eddleman. MHA
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Break in the Exhibit Hall  
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Current topics: a review of recent articles Heath King, DVM, DACT, Peter Sheerin, DVM, DACT

 

Friday Evening Events, August 7, 2015

time event/session
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Awards dinner reception
7:00 pm – 10:30 pm Awards dinner followed by the Live Auction

  


Saturday, August 8, 2015

time event/session speaker
7:00 am – 2:30 pm Registration open  
7:00 am – 1:30 pm Exhibit Hall open  
7:00 am – 8:15 am Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall  
7:00 am – 8:00 am So you want to become a diplomate? Kara Kolster DVM, DACT - 2015 Exam committee chair
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break in the Exhibit Hall  
10:30 am Silent Auction ENDS  
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall  
1:30 pm Exhibit Hall closes

  

Saturday, August 8, 2015 

Small Animal Track 1  
8:00 am – 9:00 am Sperm Morphological Defects in Dogs: Causes and Consequences Vanmathy Kasimanickam, DVM, MS
9:00 am – 10:00 am Sex and the Single Pet – Season 1
Dalen Agnew, DVM, PhD, DACVPC
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break in the Exhibit Hall  
10:30 am – 11:30 am Sex and the Single Pet – Season 11
Dalen Agnew, DVM, PhD, DACVP
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Dewar maintenance and international shipping Kim Hesler
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall  
1:30 pm Exhibit Hall closes  
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Tickborne and other stealth pathogen reproductive concerns Part I Meryl Littman, VMD, DACVIM
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Break in the Foyer  
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Tickborne and other stealth pathogen reproductive concerns Part II Meryl Littman, VMD, DACVIM
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Genetic counseling for inherited kidney and urinary tract diseases Meryl Littman, VMD, DACVIM

  

Saturday, August 8, 2015 

Small Animal Track 2 
8:00 am – 9:00 am Reproductive ultrasound I Rachel Pollard, DVM, PhD
9:00 am – 10:00 am Reproductive ultrasound II Rachel Pollard, DVM, PhD
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break in the Exhibit Hall

  

Saturday, August 8, 2015 

Production Animal Track 
8:00 am – 9:00 am Basic mechanisms influencing establishment of the ovarian reserve and development in reproductive tract in heifers Robert Cushman, PhD
9:00 am – 10:00 am The effects of stressors on the reproductive axis/system of cattle Jeff Carroll, PhD
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break in the Exhibit Hall  
10:30 am – 11:30 am Methods of assessing the stress level of cattle in order to bring about positive changes in reproduction Jeff Carroll, PhD
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Bull Diagnostics Dwight Wolfe, DVM, MS, DACT
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall  
1:30 pm Exhibit Hall closes  
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm BSE/eBSE and lameness Chance Armstrong, DVM and Jennifer Koziol, DVM
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Break in the Foyer  
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Trichomoniasis Misty Edmondson, DVM, MS, DACT
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Sperm cell abnormalities/semen evaluation Richard Hopper, DVM, DACT

 

Saturday, August 8, 2015 

Equine Track  
8:00 am – 9:00 am Protecting your investment: Infectious disease and parasite control for the broodmare and foal Wendy E. Vaala, VMD, DACVIM
9:00 am – 10:00 am Protecting your investment: Infectious disease and parasite control for the broodmare and foal Wendy E. Vaala, VMD, DACVIM
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break in the Exhibit Hall  
10:30 am – 11:30 am Protecting your investment – Nutrition for the Broodmare Megan Shepherd, DVM, PhD, DACVN
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Protecting your investment – Nutrition for the foal Megan Shepherd, DVM, PhD, DACVN
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall  
1:30 pm Exhibit Hall closes  
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Epigenetics and fetal programming: what do we know? Carey Satterfield, BS, MS, PhD
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Break in the Foyer  
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Developmental orthopedic disease and limb deformities in foals Mary Beth Stanton, DVM, DACT
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Feeding and supplementing the stallion for maximum fertility Steven Brinsko, DVM, PhD, DACT

 

Saturday, August 8, 2015 

Canine Ultrasound Wet Lab Seminar

Ultrasound Labs Description

 Ultrasound is a standard of practice today, particularly when evaluating the reproductive tract.


This 2 hour hands-on laboratory session will introduce you to the equipment and prepare you to find the most important reproductive anatomy using live intact male and female dogs. You will gain valuable skills under expert tutoring with a student-to-instructor ratio of 5:1. Students can expect to scan at least 4 different dogs during the laboratory session in order to understand inter-animal variability and gain the most possible experience. Normal and abnormal imaging characteristics will be discussed.
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Canine Ultrasound Wet Lab 1st session
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Canine Ultrasound Wet Lab 2nd session
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm  Canine Ultrasound Wet Lab - 3rd session 

 


Sunday, August 9, 2015 

Production Animal Wet Lab Symposium

New Methods to Market Theriogenology in Production Medicine
 A one-day symposium to help you im prove the bottom line of your practice by updating your production animal opportunities.
This symposium is open to any veterinarian who works with herd animals. During the day’s activities you will learn through lecture and hands on experience about:
• Different procedures for bull diagnostics (testicular ultrasound, trich testing, pudendal nerve block, etc.)
• Breeding Soundness Examination including the use of the electronic BSE
• Small ruminant BSE and various clinical procedures demonstrated (hoof trimming, dehorning)
• Heifer selection and development (pelvic measurement, tract scoring, body condition scoring, etc.)
• Microscopic semen evaluation (fresh and frozen) including morphologic discussion, assessing sperm cell concentration
• Heifer disposition evaluation 

  

Production Animal Wet Lab Schedule

time session speaker description 
7:00 am – 8:00 am Bus from Hyatt Regency Riverwalk
 
7:00 am – 8:00 am On site registration    
8:00 am - 8:15 am Welcome and Introduction Gary Warner, DVM  
8:15 am-10:15 am Reproductive diagnostic procedures and treatment in the bull Dwight Wolfe, DVM, MS, DACT, Misty Edmondson, DVM, MS, DACT and Chance Armstrong, DVM Hear from a world renowned faculty on various diagnostic techniques and treatment that can be provided for the bull enabling him to return to service.  These procedures will be demonstrated in real time on real subjects.  See the use of ultrasound to evaluate testicular issues, seminal vesicles, abdominal structures, etc; how to produce anesthesia of the pudendal nerves to provide analgesia to the penis/prepuce/udder, selected treatments for seminal vesiculitis and more.  A can't miss for the progressive food animal practitioner.
10:15 am - 10:30 am Break - visit the exhibitors    
10:30 am - 11:15 am Veterinary bull breeding soundness James H. Alexander, DVM A comprehensive look at the Breeding Soundness examination and use of the electronic BSE form demonstrated live to the participants with an open forum for discussion during the instructional time. Participants will be present during the collection of bulls, demonstration of various techniques to facilitate the examination and participants will have an opportunity to evaluate the semen collected during the afternoon sessions with the microscopes.  An in depth discussion of semen morphology will conclude the morning presentations.
11:15 am - 11:40 am Morphology and the VBSE Richard Hopper, DVM, DACT  
11:40 am - 12:00 pm Electronic BSE John Myers, DVM  
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm LUNCH - visit the exhibitors    
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Watch the demonstrations or visit the exhibitors    
Station 1 Semen Station Richard Hopper, DVM, DACT and Jimmy Alexander, DVM Microscopic semen evaluation techniques, evaluating both fresh and frozen semen samples, use of different staining techniques for evaluating semen morphology, differences in microscope technology and various ancillary testing techniques will enable the participant to become better qualified to perform the Breeding Soundness Examination. This lab is meant to follow closely with the morning presentation.
Station 2 Small Ruminants Juan Romano, DVM, MS, PhD, DACT The breeding soundness examination in the ram and buck will be demonstrated as well as various management techniques(hoof trimming, etc) with live demonstrations and participation by attendees.
Station 3 Heifer tract scoring/quality scoring/US ovarian scoring Chance Armstrong, DVM, Dwight Wolfe, DVM, MS, DACT, Bob Cushman, PhD Evaluating the young replacement female in beef cattle production has always been challenging and usually left up to the producer. Learn how to become an integral part of the management decisions in the herd by observing how to evaluate reproductive function and quality(tract scoring, follicular counts, pelvic measuring) from the experts
Station 4 Heifer disposition (scoring) Jeff Carroll, PhD Emphasis is now being placed on disposition of the cow herd as it relates to production and performance. Observe how this can be applied in practice and benefit your client's ability to select replacement females that will be docile and manageable in any situation.
Station 5 Heifer handling Ron Gill, PhD Learn proper handling techniques from one of the experts in the field of cattle handling. Dr Gill has given presentations across the country on proper cattle handling and will provide a hands on demonstration at the event.
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break - visit the exhibitors    
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Demonstrations continue or visit the exhibitors  
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