March 2017 President’s Letter

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Published on: March 21, 2017

President’s Letter

By Mark James, DVM

March 2017

 

First off, I’d like to thank Dr. Bethany Funnel for her service leading the association last year.  Thanks are also in order to the membership for the outstanding annual meeting survey response. The conference in St. Louis became a little more of an unforeseen challenge with the unpredictable and simultaneous Cardinals game. We do listen and we will use this feedback to plan future meetings in the best interest of our membership.

The Board and our committees have been leading the way with many efforts to enhance the association. These include continued efforts to strengthen certification, the efforts of the Membership Committee to recruit and retain students and new members to the association, and the ongoing efforts of the Education Committee to develop and implement our Modular Initiative. We would also like you to be aware of improvements and changes to the membership survey for this year and beyond to improve and simplify real E.T. data results. Likewise, we’d like you to know about the efforts of all of our members and committees to strengthen and enhance embryo transfer here in the states as well as abroad.  Also, we would like to welcome Kory Bigalk, DVM, and Matthew Dorshorst, DVM, as the two newest members of the Board of Directors.  (more…)

Service to AETA Internationally

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Published on: March 21, 2017

Service to AETA Internationally

by Matthew Dorshorst, DVM: Cooperator Committee Member

As a member of the AETA, I was asked to participate on the Cooperator Committee. I did not have any idea what I was in for. I began to realize this when the committee met with a group of people from Russia at World Dairy Expo in 2010. The Russians were interested in learning more about the American dairy and beef industries and importing embryos.

Several members of the committee were at that meeting. Three of us were decidedly younger than the rest of the representatives. When the discussion turned to who would travel to transfer embryos and conduct information seminars, I assumed it would not involve me. To my surprise, they said they wanted me to go, as well as Dr. Michael Pugh and Dr. Nate Dorshorst. We could hardly say no. (more…)

Martin Sieber Joins USLGE

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Published on: March 21, 2017

U.S. Livestock Genetics Export, Inc.
413 N. Broadway, Suite C Salem, IL 62881
Phone: 618-548-9154  Fax: 618-548-9709
E-mail: uslge@uslge.org  Website: www.uslge.org

 

MARTIN SIEBER JOINS USLGE

The Board of Directors of U.S. Livestock Genetics Export Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Martin Sieber, effective January 16, 2017. Martin will work under the direction of President/CEO Michael A. Phillips for a short transition period and then, upon Mike’s retirement, succeed him as USLGE President and Chief Executive Officer.

Martin brings expansive knowledge of animal breeding, international livestock marketing, and USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) programs to the USLGE staff. Born and raised in Germany, he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in animal breeding. He came to Iowa State University in 1985 as a postdoctoral research scholar, studying the relationship of conformation and yield traits in Holstein cattle. Martin’s career includes key positions in international market development with the National Association of Animal Breeders and Minitube USA, and he founded AgDevelop, an independent consulting firm for international agricultural market development. His work with livestock producers, international export and import companies, agricultural ministries, and U.S. embassies extends to more than 75 countries. (more…)

IVF Aspiration “Learning Curve”

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Published on: March 21, 2017

IVF Aspiration “Learning Curve”
By Dr. Pat Comyn, DVM

What I’ve Learned from my Foray into IVF/OPU

I launched myself into trying to provide OPU about a year ago. I am AETA certified and EU qualified and have performed ultrasound exams for pregnancy, fetal aging and sexing for about 12 to 17 years. I’ve manually palpated a lot of cows in my career. So, taking on OPU wasn’t going to be a huge leap I thought. Ha Ha. I was wrong. So, here I’ll try to give a list of things that I’ve learned will sting you if you commit them while doing OPU.

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Winter Barn Ventilation and Photoperiod

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Published on: March 21, 2017

Winter Barn Ventilation and Photoperiod
By Mid Maryland Dairy Vets

1 – Truth serum time—can you handle it? Cows and calves can handle cold temperatures. A big winter problem is a tightly sealed barn. If temperatures are in the mid-20s or higher with minimal wind, KEEP THE BARN WALLS OPEN! I understand that, ergonomically speaking, warmer barns are more comfortable for employees and make it easier to keep water and manure flowing. Barns are designed to be no more than 10°F warmer than outside temperatures. Once you exceed that temperature threshold, moisture and particulates build up in the air.

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Ultrasonography and Embryo Transfer Workshops at the University of Saskatchewan

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Published on: March 21, 2017

Ultrasonography and Embryo Transfer Workshops are being conducted in tandem May 7 – 12, 2017 at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan with the intention of providing essential knowledge and hands-on experience for veterinary practitioners, research scientists and graduate students. The Ultrasound Workshop is a two and a half-day course covering principles of ultrasonography and equipment operation and imaging, imaging of the reproductive tract in large animals, and OPU/IVF. The Embryo Transfer Workshop is a three and a half-day course covering all aspects of embryo transfer technology in cattle.

Principal instructors for the Ultrasonography Workshop are Drs. Gregg Adams and Jaswant Singh and principal instructors for the Embryo Transfer Workshop are Drs. Reuben Mapletoft, Marcos Colazo, Gregg Adams and Jaswant Singh. Both workshops will involve lectures and hands-on lab sessions. Participants may register for one or both of the workshops, or for individual days.

For more information, contact Reuben Mapletoft (reuben.mapletoft@usask.ca), tel: (306) 222-6152, or Gregg Adams (gregg.adams@usask.ca), tel: (306) 966-7411.

To register contact: Jackie Bahnmann (Jackie.bahnmann@usask.ca), tel: (306) 966-7108, fax: (306) 966-8747.

http://www.usask.ca/wcvm/news_events/events/conferences/wcvm-ultrasound-and-embryo-transfer-workshops.php

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Published on: March 21, 2017

Articles of Interest

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Published on: March 21, 2017

Calving distributions of individual bulls in multiple-sire pastures

The effect of Presynch-Ovsynch protocol with or without estrus detection on reproductive performance by parity, and the long-term effect of these different management strategies on milk production, reproduction, health and survivability of dairy cows

Bacterial invasion of the uterus and oviducts in bovine pyometra

Transcriptomic evaluation of bovine blastocysts obtained from peri-pubertal oocyte donors

Embryo production in heifers with low or high dry matter intake submitted to superovulation

Early postpartum administration of equine chorionic gonadotropin to dairy cows calved during the hot season: Effects on fertility after first artificial insemination

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Annual Meeting Save the Date #AETAOrlando

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Published on: March 21, 2017

Save the Date for the 2017 AETA-CETA/ACTE Annual Meeting!

The 2017 AETA-CETA/ACTE will be held from October 26–28, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. The conference will be held and the Caribe Royale Orlando Suites and Villas. Please use the link to get a special rate for attendees and guests of the Conference.

While scientific content and symposia are still being planned, it is safe to say that Orlando is an exciting destination to host this event. Below you will find some links to help you plan your stay while at the Conference. The Caribe Royale is a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotel. There will be representatives on site to sell discounted park tickets and offer transportation to the parks, water parks, Disney Springs, and golf courses.

Walt Disney World® area – 1.5 miles
International Drive – 1 mile
SeaWorld Orlando® – 6 miles
Universal Studios Resort™ – 10 miles
Discovery Cove ® – 5 miles
Old Town – 4 miles
Celebration Town – 5 miles

This is a very small list of the many attractions that Orlando has to offer. Please check out Visit Orlando to customize your stay.

We look forward to seeing you all in sunny Florida in October!

Sincerely,

AETA

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