Vets gather for cattle conference

Veterinarians are gathering in Sydney this week to spend three days learning about recent scientific advances within the fields of cattle medicine and animal reproduction.

The three-day Brilliance & Bull 2017 Conference starts today and is being held at Doltone House in Pyrmont, Sydney. It is hosted by Australian Cattle Veterinarians (ACV) and Australian Reproduction Veterinarians (ARV), two special interest groups of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA).

ACV president Dr Craig Dwyer said the conference will highlight the importance of cattle reproduction for Australia’s livestock industries.

“This conference brings together veterinarians with expertise in two seemingly different fields; but these are two fields that have significant overlap. Our country’s cattle vets are critical to ensuring our beef and dairy herds maintain the highest standards of health and welfare while increasing profitability for our farmers.”

Dr Dwyer added that successful cattle reproduction is a key aspect of farm productivity and the conference is an opportunity to explore current issues affecting cattle breeding across the country and how we can adopt new technology and apply the latest scientific thinking to improve reproduction success rates for farmers.

Over the next three days, Australian and overseas experts will showcase recent trends in large animal medicine as well as animal reproduction. The extensive reproduction program will feature a range of topics from how to diagnose and manage male infertility to nutritional factors affecting reproduction. There will also be a practical session on the topic of biosecurity.

Based on a media release sourced from the AVA.

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