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Large Animal Speakers

Geof Smith

DVM

Friday, February 10

  • Calf Diarrhea

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Michelle Calvo-Lorenzo

PhD

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Friday, February 19

  • Livestock Welfare: Current Trends, Tools and On-Farm Support

Dr. Michelle Calvo-Lorenzo is the Chief Animal Welfare Officer for Elanco Animal Health and joined Elanco in 2015 as an expert in livestock welfare. In her current role, Michelle leads discussions and develops strategies related to animal welfare, with a focus on the areas of research, communication, guidance, and innovative services for the livestock industry. Michelle graduated with a Master’s degree and PhD. from the University of California, Davis in 2008 and 2012, respectively. Prior to joining Elanco, she was an Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University and developed a research and teaching program centered on livestock behavior and welfare. Working within the industry and academia over the past decade, Michelle is proud to work alongside hard-working producers, packers, industry representatives, academics, and veterinarians every day. She strives to have a positive impact on livestock welfare and enhance its role in sustainable agriculture.

Ron Tessman

DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVPM

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Friday, February 19

  • Understanding the Relationship Between MPC and MIC

Ronald K Tessman was born and grew up in Great Falls, MT. He attended Montana State University in Bozeman, MT first studying Chemical Engineering and then Medical Microbiology before transferring to Washington State University for Veterinary school. Ronald graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Washington State University in 1997, completed a one year internship at Kansas State University in 1998 and completed a combined Large Animal Internal Medicine residency and doctoral program at the University of Missouri. After completing his doctoral program in 2006 he joined Merial in Research and Development, where he was a part of several development programs, concentrating on cattle projects. Shortly after joining Merial he completed the requirements for Preventive Medicine board certification. Dr. Tessman joined Bayer’s North American Clinical Development team in April 2016 and was the Clinical Efficacy Manager for North America Development. Since March 2021, he has been a member of the Elanco Cattle TC team reporting to Brett Terhaar.

Wayne Ayers

DVM

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Friday, February 19

  • Lifetime Immunity

Dr. Ayers was born and raised in Fort Benton Montana and currently resides in Wilder, ID. He received an Associate of Science from Northern Montana College and a Bachelor of Science from Washington State University. Dr Ayers graduated with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from WSU in 1992. He practiced most of the next 10 years in Montana with 8 of the 10 as the owner of a solo mixed practice in Big Sandy. In 2003 he joined a mixed practice in Caldwell, ID. This led him to joining the faculty of the University of Idaho as Assistant Professor in 2007, stationed at the Caine Veterinary Teaching Center in Caldwell, ID. Duties there centered on teaching food animal production medicine and reproductive technologies to 4th year veterinary students. During his tenure at the UI, Dr Ayers conducted research on Johne’s disease in sheep and goats, including control strategies. He has presented his research nationally and internationally. In 2013 he left the UI to return to private practice until April of 2018 when he accepted a position with Elanco Animal Health, Inc as a Technical Consultant and is currently a member of the Beef Team.

 

T. Robin Falkner

DVM

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Friday, February 19

  • Systems Thinking for Food Animal Veterinarians

Dr. Falkner grew up on a family farm in North Mississippi with beef cattle, commercial hay, and row-crop production.  He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (with honors) in 1989 from Mississippi State University.  He spent the first 8 years of his veterinary career in private practice, as a clinic owner focusing primarily on beef stocker cattle, cow /calf operations, and livestock markets/order buyers.   Dr. Falkner then spent two years as an Extension Veterinarian at Kansas State University, doing post-graduate work in ruminant nutrition and immunology, along with research in feeder cattle health, nutrition, and management.  Since 1999, Dr. Robin Falkner has worked with beef cattle operations across the Country as a private consultant and industry technical service veterinarian and is recognized for his leadership in systems approaches to improve cattle health, production, and management.    His “Cattle Flow” philosophy—a holistic approach in which multidimension outcomes for health, cattle, people, and business are simultaneously accounted for and managed by redesign of system structure—is reflected in many successful feeder cattle operations.  His innovative approach makes him a highly sought after consultant and educator for both veterinarians and producers.  Dr. Falkner makes his home in Christiana, TN with his wife, Sterling, and daughters Bebe (16) and Alli Michel (8).

 

TBD

 

Saturday, February 11

  • TBD

Allison Stewart

DVM

Saturday, February 19

  • Management of Equine Wounds

  • Management of Equine Wounds (Continued)

  • Use of Nutraceuticals in the Horse

Dr. Allison Stewart graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1995.  She completed an internship at Kansas State University in 1996.  This was followed by a residency in Equine Surgery at Cornell University from 1996-1999, where she also completed a Master’s Degree studying stem cell therapy for cartilage injury.  She then became a night surgeon at Kansas State University in 1999-2000.  Following this she worked at Equine Specialty Hospital for 2 years working on racehorses and sport horses.  She also spent 10 years at the University of Illinois working as an equine surgeon and an assistant and associate professor before becoming an employee at Tennessee Equine Hospital.  She is currently enjoying life as enjoying life as an equine surgeon at Tennessee Equine Hospital.

TBD

 

Sunday, February 12

  • TBD

Brett Berthold

DVM

Sunday, February 20

  • Use of MRI in Practice-With Case Discussions

  • Use of MRI in Practice-With Case Discussions (Continued)

Dr. Brett Berthold is 1995 graduate of the Ohio State University, Dr. Berthold grew up in Ohio and spent much of his time with his father, a thoroughbred trainer, at the race track where he developed his passion for equine veterinary medicine.

Dr. Berthold always envisioned a full-service facility that could offer the best possible patient care. Together with his wife, Julie, they built the Cleveland Equine Clinic facility in Ravenna, OH.

Dr. Berthold’s professional areas of focus include lameness evaluation, respiratory health and MRI. He has been involved in the American Association of Equine Practitioners for years and participated in a number of research projects on equine respiratory health and ailments.

 

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