Three out of four submitted abstracts have been accepted for the Student Case/Research Presentation Competition in September at the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) in St. Louis, Mo. Assistant Professor Dr. Aurora Villarroel said, “This is a huge deal because only ten abstracts are accepted every year from all 34 veterinary schools in the United States and Canada, and we got 30% of the slots! Additionally, I was personally congratulated by AABP for the quality of the submissions, since all of them are my advisees for their senior paper projects.”
Titles of the accepted abstracts are:
- Tessa Maggiulli (Class 2013) — Rare Cryptococus gattii infection in a healthy dairy goat following a cesarean section (case presentation)
- Elisha Adkins, Justin Ward and Kim Noyes (Class of 2012) — It’s not all black and white: why using Holstein serum IgG and total protein cutoff values is invalid in Jersey calves when assessing passive transfer (research presentation)
- Elisha Adkins, Justin Ward and Kim Noyes (Class of 2012) — Correlation of Serum Total Protein, IgG, and GGT, with Morbidity and Mortality in Jersey Calves (research presentation)
“I’m very proud of all of them. They all work very hard to get this,” Dr. V added. As selected student presenters, they will receive $500 for travel expenses and compete for two awards in each category of research and case presentations. Two of the students will be representing OSU CVM as student delegates for the AABP: Elisha Adkins, senior delegate, and Tessa Maggiulli, junior delegate.
Four students will again represent the College at the AABP Quiz Bowl: Justin Ward, Sadie Curry, Tessa Maggiulli and Elisha Adkins. Good luck to them!