2023 Mid-Atlantic
States Conference
for Bovine Practitioners
March 30-31, 2023
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham – Hagerstown, MD

Registration Available Now

Conference Schedule – Thursday, March 30

7:00-8:00 am



8:00-8:15 am


by Dr. Elizabeth Hepner, MDVMA President

8:15-8:30 am

AABP Update

by Dr. Randall Hinshaw

8:35-9:25 am

Bovine Abortion: Diagnostic Approach and Common Lesions

by Dr. Erin Luley

9:30-10:20 am

Making Treatment Decisions for Clinical Mastitis: Part 1

by Dr. Pamela Ruegg

10:20-10:40 am



10:40 am – 12:20 pm

Making Treatment Decisions for Clinical Mastitis: Part 2

by Dr. Pamela Ruegg

12:20 – 1:10 pm

LUNCH (provided)

1:10-2:00 pm

Pregnancy Toxemia in Small Ruminants

by Dr. Robert Van Saun

2:10-3:00 pm

Salmonella Dublin: An Emerging Pathogen in the Northeastern United States

by Dr. Erika Ganda

3:00-3:15 pm


3:15-4:05 pm


by Dr. TBD

4:10-5:00 pm

Recruitment and Retention of Cattle Veterinarians: Is This a Fixable Problem?

by Dr. Fred Gingrich

5:00-7:00 pm

DINNER (on own)

7:00-7:50 pm

Incidence, Treatments and Outcomes of Diseases of Lactating Dairy Cows

by Dr. Pamela Ruegg

8:00-8:50 pm

Beef Nutrition for the Non-Nutritionist Veterinarian

by Dr. John Currin

Conference Schedule – Friday, March 31

7:00-7:30 am



7:30-8:20 am

Antibiotic Label Changes: Prepare Your Practice and Clients

by Hayley Springer

8:25-9:15 am

Controlling Metabolic Diseases: Hypocalcemia and Ketosis

by Dr. Gustavo Schuenemann

9:20-10:30 am

The ABC’s (and More) of Troubleshooting Dairy Facilities

by Dr. Dan McFarland

10:30-10:45 am


10:45-11:35 am

Lameness – Sore Feet Don’t Make Cent$!

by Dr. Billy Smith

11:35 am – 12:25 pm

Importance and Management of Bovine Colostrum

by Dr. Billy Smith

12:25-1:00 pm

LUNCH (provided)


1:00-1:50 pm

Small Ruminant Foot Conditions

by Dr. Kevin Pelzer

2:00-2:50 pm

Solutions to Optimize Dry Matter Intake in Transition Dairy Cows

Dr. Gustavo Schuenemann

3:00-3:50 pm

Acidification and Influence of Acidified Bovine Colostrum on the Gastrointestinal Microbiome of Dairy Calves

by Dr. Billy Smith