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This is an important symposium as BVD is extremely problematic and costly for both beef and dairy producers. BVD affects the production abilities of cows and can cause the loss of calves. Transient infection symptoms include diarrhea, decreased milk production, reproductive disorders, increased occurrence of other diseases and death. Fetal infection can cause abortions, congenital birth defects, abnormally weak and small calves, persistently infected (PI) animals. PI animals represent an important source of disease risk both within the herd and across the industry.

According to the USDA, acute BVD outbreaks can cost producers between $50 and $100 per cow.

The NIAA Forum will educate attendees on the importance of greater attentiveness toward BVD, similar to what has been done for Johne’s disease, to increase the welfare of their animals and reduce the economic losses associated with BVD.

“The industry has done a good job of increasing awareness of BVD on the health and economic impacts, but the planning committee saw a need to renew that effort,” Nevil Speer, U.S. Operations-AgriClear Inc.says. “There is a very real health cost from the animals which get sick, but also from other surrounding animals. Producers are constantly having to fight that.”

ARPAS Has Approved 6 CEUs for this Forum
And 13 CEUs for the NIAA Annual Conference

Agenda

As of March 17, 2016

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM 

Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM 

Welcome – Introductions & Goals
Dr. Dale Grotelueschen –Director, Great Plains Veterinary Education Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Confirmed)

8:15 AM – 9:15 AM 

BVD Overview – The Disease, History, Management & Control
Dr. Dan Grooms, Michigan State, College of Veterinary Medicine, Large Animal Clinical Sciences

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM 

Economic Aspects of BVD; Effects on US Cattle Herd

Dr. Derrell Peel, Professor, OSU, Department of Agricultural Economics

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM 

Break

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM 

BVD Diagnostics—Goals, Strategies and Best Tests Lab Perspectives

Dr. Dan Givens, Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine & Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM 

Control Management Strategies for Producers

Dr. Bob Larson, Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine; Chair Food Animal Production Medicine

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM 

Box Lunch Presentation

Development of an Effective Pathogen Screening Program using Rapid, High-Throughput Molecular Detection Assays

Dr. Richard Kerr, Daisy Farms, Diagnostic, R & D Lab Director

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM 

Producer Panel Discussion  

Facilitated by: Dr. Dale Grotelueschen –Director, Great Plains Veterinary Education Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cow/Calf Producer – Mr. Brian Bolt, Business Development, AgriClear, Inc.

Stocker/Backgrounder – Mr. Brian Keith, Keith Cattle Co., Allen, KS

Feedyard – Darrell Busby, Livestock Specialist, Tri-County Steer 

Carcass Futurity 

Dairy Producer 

Livestock Marketing Operator - Invited

1:45 PM – 2:15 PM 

BVD Regulatory Perspective
Dr. Robert Stout – Kentucky State Veterinarian

2:15 PM  – 3:00 PM 

What’s new in BVD research

Dr. Julia Ridpath, National Animal disease Center, Research Microbiologist

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

What We’ve Heard, Learned and Next Steps?

Dr. Bob Larson, Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine; Chair Food Animal Production Medicine

Dr. Dale Grotelueschen –Director, Great Plains Veterinary Education Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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