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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Time Event/Session Location
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Equine Embryo Transfer Symposium and Wet Lab
Veterinarians - additional cost, limited seating

Course Description: This one-day course on equine embryo transfer will provide veterinarians with four (4) hours of lecture and four (4) hours of practical laboratory experience from some of the world leaders in equine embryo transfer. Lectures will include donor mare management, embryo collection procedures, embryo evaluation, recipient mare management, non-surgical transfer of embryos and vitrification. Laboratory experiences will include embryo collection techniques, handling of embryos (using bovine IVF generated embryos and microspheres), evaluation of embryos, cooled-transport of embryos, non-surgical transfer of embryos and vitrification.

Equine Reproduction Center-CSU

 

Time Event/Session
7:00 am - 4:30 pm Registration open
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm  ACT Educators' Forum
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Opening Session Abstracts
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Opening Session Reception
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm Merck Student Quiz Bowl

 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Time Event Location
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Student Equine Wet Lab - additional cost, limited seating

The goal of this one-day course is to provide veterinary students with an opportunity to learn about common reproductive procedures performed in equine clinical practice. Laboratory sessions will provide hands-on opportunities for semen collection, semen evaluation and processing, palpation and ultrasonography of the mare reproductive tract, collection and interpretation of common uterine diagnostics, and uterine lavage and intrauterine infusion for management of endometritis. To allow for a full day of wet labs, a series of online modules will be available to review the procedures that will be performed in the lab.
All students attending the wet lab should have watched the modules prior to August 3.

Equine Reproduction Center-CSU

 

 Time Event
7:00 am - 4:30 pm Registration open
7:30 am - 9:00 am TOY Award and address, Bartlett Award and address
9:00 am - 11:00 am Dr. Jerry Rains Memorial Abstract Competition
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
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm  Student/Mentor Reception
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm   Fun Night at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Time Event/Session Speaker
7:00 am - 4:30 pm Registration open
7:00 am - 4:30 pm Exhibit Hall open
7:00 am - 8:00 am Continental breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:00 am - 9:00 am Plenary Speaker-Non-surgical methods for reproductive management of captive and free-ranging wildlife populations Cheryl Asa, PhD, MS, BA
9:00 am - 10:00 am Plenary Speaker-Denver Zoo, Mongolia Project: Effects of progress upon endangered species Kevin Fitzgerald, DVM
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 Production Animal Abstracts
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Case Reports
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Equine Abstracts
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Small Animal Track
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Using amphibians and reptiles as sentinels for environmental toxins: If we save the frogs, maybe we can save ourselves Kevin Fitzgerald, DVM
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Current status of canine herpesvirus infections in the USA Sanjay Kapil, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Break in the Exhibit Hall
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Cloning in small animals Shawn Walker, PhD
Production Animal Track
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Cloning Shawn Walker, PhD
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Food Animal Theriogenology - Creating a brand that keeps producing Isaac Bott, DVM
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Break in the Exhibit Hall
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Reindeer Reproduction and Veterinary Care Isaac Bott, DVM
Equine Track
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Effects of age and Metabolic Disease on the oocyte and early embryo Elaine Carnevale, DVM, PhD, MS
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Clinical perspectives in the problem mare Patrick McCue, DVM, PhD, DACT
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Break in the Exhibit Hall
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Practical diagnostics and therapeutics in endometritis Ryan Ferris, DVM, MS, DACT
Awards Dinner and Reception
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Awards Dinner Reception
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm Awards Dinner and Live Auction

 

Saturday, August 5, 2017 

Time Event/Session Speaker
7:00 am - 2:30 pm Registration open  
7:00 am - 1:30 pm Exhibit Hall open  
7:00 am - 8:00 am Continental breakfast in the Exhibit Hall  
7:00 am - 8:00 am So you want to become a Diplomate?  
7:00 am - 8:00 am  Career Paths in Theriogenology - Each speaker will have 5-8 minutes to describe their career and how they got there, followed by questions and discussion. The primary focus is on veterinarians who work in theriogenology but are not necessarily diplomates.
10:00 am -10:30 am Break in the Exhibit Hall  
10:30 am Silent Auction ends-pick up your item and the yellow sheet and bring to the registration counter to pay  
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall  
1:30 pm Exhibit Hall closes  
     
Small Animal Track
8:00 am - 9:00 am Canine embryo transfer and IVF Alexander J. Travis, VMD, PhD
9:00 am - 10:00 am Look sharp! Acupuncture in canine reproduction Joni Freshman, DVM, DACVIM
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break in the Exhibit Hall  
10:30 am - 11:30 am Bugs and Drugs-Appropriate use of antibiotics in canine reproduction Joni Freshman, DVM, DACVIM
11:30 am - 12:30 pm 26,000 Whelpings-the high points and high risk success stories! Karen Copley, RNC, BSN
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall  
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Prospective analysis of gonadectomy, overweight/obesity and the risk for non-traumatic orthopedic injury Missy Simpson, DVM, PhD, Epidemiologist
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break  
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Use of nomographs in pregnant bitches Ron Schultz, PhD, DACVM
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Using DNA panel testing to increase genetic fitness in dogs and cats by improving genetic diversity and limiting genetic disorders Angela Hughes, DVM, PhD
     
Production Animal Track
8:00 am - 9:00 am Camelid Repro Alexis Campbell, DVM
9:00 am - 10:00 am Caprine BSE  Alexis Campbell, DVM
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break in the Exhibit Hall  
10:30 am - 11:30 am Reproductive ultrasound of the cow for practitioners Jill Colloton, DVM
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Bull Preputial Injury Management Gary Warner, DVM
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall  
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Bull Urolithiasis management Gary Warner, DVM
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break  
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Bovine reproductive diseases related to nutrition Don Sanders, DVM, DACT
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Toxicities affecting bovine reproduction Don Sanders, DVM, DACT
     
Equine Track
8:00 am - 9:00 am Equine Embryo Transfer: Current perspectives Patrick McCue, DVM, PhD, DACT
9:00 am - 10:00 am How to add oocyte collection to your practice Maria Schnobrich, VMD, DACT
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break in the Exhibit Hall  
10:30 am - 11:30 am Clinical perspectives on oocyte aspiration in a private practice Maria Schnobrich, VMD, DACT
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Clinical perspective on ICSI in a private practice Rob Foss, DVM
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall  
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Advances in semen cooling and cryopreservation James Graham, PhD
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break  
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Collection, management, and distribution of frozen semen Paul Loomis, MS
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Clinical perspectives on the stallion Paul Loomis, MS
     

 

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