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FDA Veterinarian Newsletter March/April 2000 Volume XV, No II

2000 Mid-Atlantic Conference for Bovine Practitioners

The Maryland Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) announces the following continuing education course for veterinarians: 2000 Mid-Atlantic Conference for Bovine Practitioners, March 30-31, 2000, at the Holiday Inn, Frederick, Maryland. The two-day seminar will include lectures from nationally recognized experts, interactive case studies, practice tips, and opportunities for fellowship. Meals are included in the registration. Topics include transition diets, calf health, heifer nutrition, selecting and using antimicrobials, and resistance issues.

The pre-registration deadline is March 20, 2000, however, registration will be accepted at the door for one or both days. Cost (including meals) is $140 for both days, or $80 for one day. Veterinary students or technicians may attend at half price. Spouses are admitted free, but must pay for meals. The course is cosponsored by the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association, the Maryland Department of Agriculture, the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, District II, the Western Maryland Veterinary Medical Association, the Pennsylvania State University, and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. For further information, please contact the MVMA office at (888) 884-6862.

National Animal Disaster Conference 2000

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is co-sponsoring the first National Animal Disaster Conference, March 22-24 at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Other sponsors are the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Michael V. Dunn, will be the keynote speaker. Dozens of workshops and training sessions on aspects of animal disaster management will be offered including:

  • FEMA Animal Emergency Training
  • Incident Command Training
  • Equine Management and Care in Emergencies
  • Organizing an Animal Response Team
  • Damage Assessment
  • Dealing With the Media
  • Developing and Managing a Community Plan
  • Developing Volunteers
  • Funding Concerns

Attendance is limited. Advance registration is $90 until February 22. Late registration is $120. For more information, please call the HSUS, Southeast Regional Office, 850-386-3435. For hotel information, please call 800-445-8667.