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Speakers

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Alphabetical order

Bio to come.

Presentation

Drenching/young stock health | Large Animal Veterinary Technicians stream - 1.55pm, Thursday 7 December

Amy is a 2012 Massey University graduate working as a sheep, beef and deer vet for VetEnt in Central Otago. Amy is currently treasurer of NZVA Deer Branch and has recently become a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Sheep Medicine.

Presentation

A curious case of copper toxicity | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians stream - 9.30am, Friday 8 December

Andrew was in mixed animal veterinary practice for 14 years. During this time he completed a Master in Epidemiology at the Epicentre, Massey University. Over the past 12 years he has been employed as a veterinary epidemiologist for MPI. He has also participated in control efforts of FMD in the Eastern Asian region, particularly focused towards control in Mongolia. In Mongolia he developed a risk ranking tool to understand the relative impact for zoonotic disease taking into account the human and animal sectors. He represents New Zealand as the National Coordinator for New Zealand’s contribution to South East Asia China Foot-and-Mouth Disease Control (SEACFMD). He has been heavily involved in the theileriosis (Theileria orientalis Ikeda type) epidemic currently occurring in New Zealand.

Presentation

Mycoplasma bovis | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians stream - 4.30pm, Friday 8 December

Awilda received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Purdue University in 2004, and arrived in New Zealand two weeks later. She was in mixed animal practice for six years in the Wellington region before starting with MPI in 2010 as an Advisor with the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines team, assessing veterinary medicines for New Zealand registration. She is now the Senior Advisor for Food and Trade in the ACVM team in MPI, and is primarily responsible for residues issues arising from veterinary medicine and agricultural compound use in production animals. Her work in residues and trade allows her to continue work closely with the vets and help support the production animal industries.

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Veterinary medicine regulation and use | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians stream - 4.30pm, Thursday 7 December

Bio to come.

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MBIIE pillars research programme | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians stream - 4pm, Friday 8 December

Following graduation from the University of Melbourne, Chris interned and practiced in Western Australia, and then completed a Food Animal and Equine surgical residency, MSc and PhD at the University of Saskatchewan. He became a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons at Iowa State University in 1998. After private practice in Nova Scotia, he joined the Atlantic Veterinary College in 1999 as Professor and Chief of Large Animal Surgery for 11 years. Chris joined Massey in 2013 and continues to regularly consult on food animal and equine surgery. He has taught large animal surgery and medicine in Australia, Canada, NZ, and USA, Haiti, Peru, and Thailand.

Presentations

Perioperative pain management and infection prevention | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians workshop - 1.30pm, Wednesday 6 December

Gassy guts: surgical management of LDA’s, RDA’s and caecal disorders | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians workshop - 2.30pm, Wednesday 6 December

Calf surgery: the infected umbilicus, persistent urachus, bladder rupture and hern | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians workshop - 4pm, Wednesday 6 December

Rapid round-up: c-section tips and tricky teat surgery | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians workshop - 4.45pm, Wednesday 6 December

Bio to come.

Presentation

MBIIE pillars research programme | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians stream - 4pm, Friday 8 December

Bio to come.

Presentation

Nationwide survey of dairy herds for lepto antibody, urine PCR and bulk milk | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians and Large Animal Veterinary Technicians streams - 8.30am, Thursday 7 December

David is a dairy farmer from Heddon Bush in Central Southland. He has been a dairy farmer for 25 years in both Taranaki and Southland, now operating a robotic dairy system for the past three years. The farm milks year round with the use of a freestall cubicle barn utilised for housing the cows during the winter months and as a feed pad for the remaining of the year. David has a strong passion for farming and enjoys using new technology and management techniques garnered from around the world to improve the performance and wellbeing of the cows and land.

Presentation

Housed cows – a farmer’s perspective | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians stream - 1.55pm, Friday 8 December

Emma graduated with a BVSc in 2008. She started work at VetEnt as a clinical dairy and trial work veterinarian at the end of 2007. In 2016 Emma received her masters in veterinary studies majoring in epidemiology and is currently doing her PhD on failure of passive transfer and mortality in calves. Emma now leads the newly developed VetEnt Research division working solely as a researcher when she is not at home with her three children.

Presentations

Calf mortality study | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians and Large Animal Veterinary Technicians streams - 4pm, Thursday 7 December

Colostrum quality discussion and theory session and brix refractometer demonstration | Large Animal Veterinary Technicians stream - 4pm, Friday 8 December

Fanny graduated from Université de Montréal in 2002 and soon after came to New Zealand on her OE, and stayed. Has been working as a dairy vet at VETPlus, Reporoa, for nearly 13 years, and has more recently become involved as a farm consultant under the Intelact banner.

Presentation

Case report: An outbreak of abomasal bloat in calves | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians stream - 8.30am, Friday 8 December

Bio to come.

Presentation

Lab sample preparation/taking good samples | Large Animal Veterinary Technicians stream - 2.20pm, Thursday 7 December

Georgette graduated from Utrecht University in 2003 and has been working as a dairy cattle veterinarian in New Zealand for over 14 years. Initially she started in a mixed practice in South Taranaki but since 2006 she has been working for VetSouth in Winton. Georgette is predominantly involved with dairy practice, and has a particular interest in ruminant nutrition, cow housing and farm management. She is involved in the DNZ Off paddock facilities project with the aim to provide Kiwi farmers and advisors more information around off paddock facilities, like housed systems.

Presentation

Housed cows – vet perspective on regulations, welfare and behaviour | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians stream - 1.30pm, Friday 8 December

Greg is the Upper North Island Livestock Technical Advisor for Zoetis and lives in Cambridge with his wife and two young children. He comes from a background in rural practice and is particularly interested in preventative medicine. In his spare time he is studying for a Masters of Veterinary Studies (veterinary epidemiology) and perfecting his home brew.

Presentation

Mastitis and intramammaries: don’t be great - be awesome | Large Animal Veterinary Technicians stream - 10.30am, Friday 8 December

John graduated from Glasgow in 1992 and spent 15 years in large animal practice, predominantly as a dairy vet in New Zealand. He gained ANZ college membership in Ruminant Nutrition and has represented the industry on the DCV committee. After eight years in industry as a herd health consultant and manager of the Infovet program he now runs his own business, Dairy Development Consulting. John works with veterinary clinics to develop their dairy business, veterinary teams, service value & solutions for farm clients.

Presentation

Growing RVM stewardship and farmer value | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians and Large Animal Veterinary Technicians streams - 11.30am, Thursday 7 December

John is an incursion investigator with the Ministry for Primary Industries based at Wallaceville, Upper Hutt. He is a 1988 Dublin veterinary graduate and spent 18 years in mixed veterinary practice in Ireland and New Zealand but mostly in western Canada. He joined the Ministry for Primary Industries or one of its predecessors in 2006 and has worked as a meat plant veterinarian, and more recently in disease investigation. He is a member of the Epidemiology chapter of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists.

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Calf stomatitis update | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians stream - 9am, Friday 8 December

Kathryn qualified as a veterinarian from the University of Edinburgh in 2008. She worked in a variety of clinical settings in the UK and East Africa before embarking on a Wellcome Trust-funded veterinary training fellowship at the University of Glasgow. Her work focuses on understanding the epidemiology and impact of zoonotic diseases at the human-animal interface. Kathryn completed her PhD on the epidemiology of leptospirosis in Tanzania in 2016 and is currently working as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Glasgow. She is a member of the Global Leptospirosis Environmental Action Network and a founding member of the African Leptospirosis Network.

Presentation

The role of livestock in human leptospirosis: a global perspective | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians and Large Animal Veterinary Technicians streams - 9.35am, Thursday 7 December

Katie graduated from Massey with a BVSc degree in 2000. She started her career in mixed practice in Waimate. From there she moved to Christchurch where she worked in companion animal practice and then as the veterinary head of an animal research facility. In 2016 she was successful in gaining membership to the Animal Welfare Chapter of ANZCVS (Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists). For the past year she has been working in the Animal Husbandry and Welfare Team at DairyNZ developing resources for farmers and rural professionals and is passionate about the wellbeing of dairy cows.

Presentation

No more lame excuses: making real changes | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians streams - 3.10pm, Friday 8 December

Bio to come.

Presentation

Farm data management | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians workshop - 10.30am, Wednesday 6 December

After working as a vet in Samoa and Westport, Keryn spent 10 years in Townsville doing postgraduate work in tropical vet science. She then put that into practice by moving to Southland in 2010 to work for VetSouth in Winton as a dairy vet. In 2015 Keryn was offered the opportunity to become one of five in a team of NZ consultants delivering training to Department of Animal Production and Health staff in Sri Lanka, designed to improve the profitability of small-holder dairy farms.

Presentation

The Sri Lanka dairy excellence training initiative | Large Animal Veterinary Technicians stream - 5pm, Thursday 7 December

Kristen is the South Island dairy veterinarian for Zoetis, and runs a dairy grazing and beef operation in Southland with her husband and two young daughters. She is an ex-dairy farmer, ex-clinical veterinarian, and ex-American and has many other exes. She was in clinical practice for eight years and has been with Zoetis for the past three. Kristen has an interest in mastitis and preventative herd health management.

Presentation

Mastitis and intramammaries: don’t be great - be awesome | Large Animal Veterinary Technicians stream - 10.30am, Friday 8 December

Laura is a Pom turning into a Kiwi currently working as a lecturer and dairy vet at Massey. Before that she spent time working at vet schools in the UK and Ireland as well as spending five years in farm animal practice in New Zealand. During this time, she spent plenty of time doing milk quality consults (especially after getting injured in late summer one year!) then got overly enthusiastic and upgraded her clinic’s consult template. Eventually this formed the basis for the recently released DCV milk quality consult tool.

Presentation

Milk quality consult tool | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians stream - 11.30am, Friday 8 December

Lisa qualified with a BSc in Animal Science and a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing from Massey University in 2010. She started working for Massey Farm Services Clinic at the end of 2010 in a role that encompasses farm work, in-clinic patient management and lots of teaching. Lisa disbuds hundreds of calves with the vets and students every season and assisted with trial work on pain relief and disbudding with Richard Laven in 2015. She loves every minute of working as a large animal tech and teaching others to enjoy it just as much.

Presentation

The headache of disbudding | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians and Large Animal Veterinary Technicians streams - 4.30pm, Thursday 7 December

Marie graduated as a vet in France in 2008 and worked as a team leader and project manager in the Wildlife Surveillance and Eco-Epidemiology Unit at the Laboratory for Rabies and Wildlife of the Anses (French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety). She followed in parallel by distance learning a MSc course in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health with the Royal Veterinary College in London (UK) before beginning a PhD at Massey University. In France she worked for the SAGIR Network, the French wildlife diseases surveillance network, and studied various animal species and zoonoses, with a focus on bats and rabies and on rodents and tick-borne diseases. Her veterinary doctor thesis was about leptospirosis in small carnivores in South-Western France. The project Marie is doing in the Leptospirosis Research Group Massey University is in continuity with this past research. She is investigating the potential role of wildlife species as a source of leptospira infection for livestock.

Presentation

Is wildlife a source of leptospira infection in livestock in NZ? | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians and Large Animal Veterinary Technicians streams - 9.10am, Thursday 7 December

Mark qualified from Glasgow in 1988, and after 7 years in the UK in mixed/dairy practice he moved to the Waikato, before moving down to Winton in Southland in 1997. He is a founding director of VetSouth, which employs over 40 vets and services around 280,000 dairy cows. He has a Masters in Epidemiology, and splits his time roughly 50% clinical; 50% research; and 50% management work. He is also MD of XLVets in NZ and sits on the NZVA board.

Presentation

Antimicrobial use in production animals - a nationwide analysis | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians and Large Animal Veterinary Technicians streams - 10.30am, Thursday 7 December

Merlyn graduated from Massey in 2003 and has spent the majority of her career in mixed practice in Invercargill - aside from a 2.5 year stint overseas. Merlyn moved to Oamaru and began working for Vetlife Oamaru in Feb 2016. She took over as the key vet for the Van Leeuwen group in May 2016.

Presentation

Mycoplasma bovis | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians stream - 4.30pm, Friday 8 December

Bio to come.

Presentations

Mastitis culture trial | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians stream - 11am, Friday 8 December

Milking sheep | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians stream - 12pm, Friday 8 December

Milking sheep and goats - milk cultures, vaccinations, husbandry, emerging industry | Large Animal Veterinary Technicians stream - 2.30pm, Friday 8 December

Neil is a director and consultant at VET Services, Taranaki, New Zealand. His passion has been to understand the causes and prevention of lameness in pasture-fed dairy herds. His research identified, among others, poor cow flow as an important risk factor in foot damage. This interest in cow flow has made his research relevant to all dairy systems where cows and people have to work together. Neil spends about four months each year teaching farmers, veterinarians and consultants in New Zealand, Australia, UK, Europe, South Africa and South America, the principles to help improve cow flow and reduce lameness in dairy herds. Neil's work has formed the basis of the DairyNZ Healthy Hoof Programme. In the last four years, Neil has been involved in lameness problems in large dairy herds in South America where Bovine Digital Dermatitis (BDD) is also involved. This has caused him to initiate the formation of a BDD working party in New Zealand.

Presentation

Lameness session - digital dermatitis study | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians stream - 2.45pm, Friday 8 December

Rachel graduated from Massey University in 2013, and has been working in dairy practice in Te Awamutu since. She is a National Mastitis Advisory Committee demerit relief accredited veterinarian, and completed a post-graduate diploma in agricommerce this year. She and her husband are 50/50 sharemilkers on a 700 cow farm, and have a 6 month old son.

Presentation

Prototheca mastitis – an emerging issue and a challenge to manage | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians stream - 10.30am, Friday 8 December

Renée works as a technical veterinarian for Boehringer Ingelheim NZ. Her role involves being a resource for veterinary clinics on product and services. She is especially enthusiastic about cattle medicine with interests in mastitis, antimicrobial resistance, calf husbandry and wellbeing work. Prior to working in industry, Renée was in large animal practice in the Waikato, where she had an interest in herd health medicine. Renée is currently the president of the Dairy Cattle Veterinarians committee of the NZVA.

Presentations

Welcome to the 2017 DCV & LAVT conference | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians and Large Animal Veterinary Technicians streams - 8.30am, Thursday 7 December

Review of AMR resources developed by the DCV | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians and Large Animal Veterinary Technicians streams - 12pm, Thursday 7 December

Calf scours review | Large Animal Veterinary Technicians stream - 4pm, Friday 8 December

Bio to come.

Presentation

The headache of disbudding | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians and Large Animal Veterinary Technicians streams - 4.30pm, Thursday 7 December

Richard graduated in 1985 and spent roughly 50% of the last 30 years in practice and the rest an eclectic mix. He has worked on big projects such as helping bring the InCalf program to New Zealand and roll out Infovet to the first 20 practices. Richard has managed the national BCS testing program and coordinated large scale research and is now working much closer to the grassroots. Most of his time these days is spent working for Trinity Lands, on and around their 20 dairy farms. Richard gets to mix daily vetting with staff training, farm systems advisory, research and innovation. Working within a farm business brings daily challenges and opportunity to add value. His understanding and appreciation of farmers has grown immensely and he am humbled to see how much we can offer as veterinarians.

Presentation

Concurrent antibiotic treatments – how much more withholding should I add? | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians stream - 2.40pm, Thursday 7 December

Ryan began working in Waimate after graduating in 2008 and is currently a partner at the Veterinary Centre. He has a keen interest in working with farmers to improve their performance at a herd level. The practice has been working closely with John Howie over the past few years to develop systems to both better engage with clients, and improve the follow through on these plans. Recently this has included a focus around antimicrobial resistance, and drug usage patterns.

Presentation

RVM animal expenditure review | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians and Large Animal Veterinary Technicians streams - 11.30am, Thursday 7 December

Scott is a veterinarian with postgraduate training in production medicine and with a PhD from Massey University. He is a registered specialist in bovine reproduction and holds an adjunct Professorship at IVABS. Scott leads the research group at Cognosco, AnexaFVC which undertakes applied research and extension work. Its technical fields of expertise include farm management, nutrition, disease management and investigation (for example, calf diarrhoea, hypercalcaemia, mastitis), and cow fertility. Scott has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and given more than 250 conference presentations. He is the proud recipient of the DCV Golden Glove Award.

Presentations

Decision making at drying off | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians stream - 11am, Thursday 7 December

Steve has 24 years experience in mixed animal practice with the Veterinary Enterprises group where he was involved in clinical work, practice management and veterinary training. His focus over the last six years has been on mastitis management as he helped to establish PureMilk as a senior mastitis consultant. Steve recently joined Agrihealth as a technical manager with a focus on veterinary education. He tutors the DCV Ultrasound Roadshow, and the Advanced Mastitis Course and he is a member of the National Mastitis Advisory Council. Steve was recently elected onto the DCV committee and he also sits on the Veterinary Professional Insurance Society (VPIS) board and is an assessor for dairy related insurance claims.

Presentations

AMR, concurrent therapy and risk management in the future - a VPIS perspective | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians stream - 3.05pm, Thursday 7 December

Prototheca mastitis – an emerging issue and a challenge to manage | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians stream - 10.30am, Friday 8 December

Endometritis – how to metricheck cows and pass intrauterine catheters | Large Animal Veterinary Technicians stream - 1.30pm, Friday 8 December

Bio to come.

Presentation

Fodder beet and phosphorus metabolism | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians stream - 2.20pm, Friday 8 December

Vicki obtained her Science Degree in Animal Science/Biology, her Veterinary Degree and Masters in Epidemiology and Population Medicine from the University of California Davis. She lectured in dairy cattle medicine at Massey University from 1994-1999 while undertaking a PhD in dairy cattle mastitis. Vicki was in private practice for 9 years and has 30 years experience with dairy, meat and fibre goats. She has 16 years experience working with commercial dairy goat farms in New Zealand. At present, she is the only New Zealand veterinarian with a Membership to the Australian College of Veterinary Sciences in Goat Medicine and Management. Vicky is currently the veterinarian/on-farm liaison manager for the NZ Dairy Goat Cooperative.

Presentation

Milking sheep and goats - milk cultures, vaccinations, husbandry, emerging industry | Large Animal Veterinary Technicians stream - 2.30pm, Friday 8 December

Wayne is a Massey Graduate who spent 12 years in mixed livestock practice and the last 17 years in pharmaceutical industry in Australia and New Zealand. Wayne joined Pfizer Animal Health in 2005 to manage a portfolio of livestock vaccines following the acquisition of CSL (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories). Wayne has been involved in vaccine research and development for many years and has a keen interest in infectious disease and prevention by vaccination. Wayne currently works in technical and product development with Zoetis.

Presentation

Better living through vaccines | Large Animal Veterinary Technicians stream - 1.30pm, Thursday 7 December

Wayne has worked in mixed veterinary practice in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He joined the then New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture working in the area of the import and export of animals. His interest in the welfare of animals during transport led to a role in the Animal Welfare Directorate as Technical Adviser to the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee where he was closely involved with the development of the first codes of welfare. During his time at the Ministry of Agriculture he was also Adviser to two Ministers of Agriculture. He followed this with a seven year stint at the New Zealand Veterinary Association as the Veterinary Resources Manager. Wayne joined World Animal Protection in March 2014 as Programme Manager Disaster Management for the Asia-Pacific region. In this role he worked with countries in the Asia-Pacific region to assist them with emergency planning for animals to protect their communities and their animals from disasters. He is currently the professional advisor at the Veterinary Council and also is contracted to MPI as the National Animal Welfare Coordinator where he leads MPI’s role in coordinating for animal welfare in disasters. Wayne is a Councillor on the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists and holds a membership in Animal Welfare.

Presentation

RVM/VOI processes | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians stream - 1.30pm, Thursday 7 December

Yuni is a PhD student at Massey University studying about leptospirosis in dairy cattle in New Zealand. She received her Vet degree at Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia and her master in public health at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Yuni is currently working for the Directorate of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture Indonesia, with a main role to coordinate the animal disease control in Indonesia.

Presentation

Nationwide survey of dairy herds for lepto antibody, urine PCR and bulk milk | Dairy Cattle Veterinarians and Large Animal Veterinary Technicians streams - 8.30am, Thursday 7 December

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