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Faculty participate in 2010 World Buiatrics Congress

November 30th, 2010

Drs. Craig and Villarroel at the 2010 World Buiatrics Congress in Santiago, Chile.

Drs. A. Morrie Craig and Aurora Villarroel participated in the 2010 World Buiatrics Congress (Bovine Veterinarians) held in Santiago, Chile, from November 14 to 18. Over 1600 veterinarians from all over the world attended this biannual congress. Dr. Craig presented a key lecture on mycotoxins and endotoxins in world production. Included in his lecture were new techniques available for the detection of these toxins in diagnostic laboratories.

Dr. Villarroel gave an oral presentation during the Animal Production and Economics Session titled “Internal expansion: farm resources and expected production losses” on research with Dr. V.M. Lane from UC-Davis. She also presented several posters titled “Comparison of total protein concentration measured in serum and plasma of dairy calves during the first 14 days of life” with OSU students of the Class of 2012, Elisha Adkins, Kim Noyes and Justin Ward; “New parameters to aid in the diagnosis of disease in post-partum dairy cows” with Ben Krahn, Director of the OSU Dairy Research Center; “Delayed breeding optimizes conception in dairy cows with prolonged estrus” with Dr. V.M. Lane from UC-Davis; and “Effects of first breeding with sexed semen on subsequent reproduction in virgin heifers that did not conceive to sexed semen” with Dr. D.L. Gardner (a private practitioner from Virginia), Leticia Hillebrand (OSU Class of 2011), and Dr. G.M. Goodell (a private practitioner from Colorado).

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