Cattle health at the forefront

If you’re a cattle veterinarian you can’t go past the fantastic line up at the AVA conference in 2017!

Keynote speaker Peter Edmondson, an RCVS specialist in cattle health and reproduction and manager of Udderwise consultancy, literally wrote the book (two, actually) on mastitis. Sessions include the milking machine, selective dry cow therapy, treatment of mastitis, practical use of mastitis records, marketing your service to farmers and managing and motivating staff in dairy practice. He will also discuss dairy farming in developing Africa and veterinary practice around the world. Local speakers include Matthew Ball, David Beggs, Matt Petersen, Stephen Jagoe, Jon Kelyl, Tom Walsh, Graham Bailey, Craig Dwyer and Robert Hedlefs.

Earn another 5 VetEd points by enrolling in the Australian Cattle Veterinarians calf-rearing workshop on 9 June from 9am-3.30pm. Cattle specialist Matthew Izzo will discuss management of the sick calf, and share his tips on investigating illness in calves and implementing prevention strategies. At $330 for SIG members, this represents outstanding value.

Don’t miss the social event of the year – the ACV and Sheep Veterinarians (ASV) dinner on Wednesday 7 June. Join colleagues with a bovine/ovine interest and ruminate on the latest in rural practice over a three-course dinner at Cargo Hall.