Click here to view CABV/ACVB's Position Statement on "Use of Drugs Without a Drug Identification Number (DIN)"
Click here to download a CABV/ACVB Student Membership Form.
2017 Metacam® 20* Bovine Welfare Award Call for Nominations
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 31, 2017
The Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award is given annually to a DVM or animal scientist working in Canada, a faculty member or a graduate student of a Canadian university to recognize his/her achievements in advancing the welfare of animals via leadership, public service, education, research/product development, and/or advocacy. By doing so, the CABV/ACVB hopes to raise public awareness of the important role veterinarians and animal scientists play in:
• Improving bovine welfare in cattle production and research systems
• Improving scientific methods of measuring bovine welfare
The Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award will be comprised of a $2,000 cash award, plus reimbursement of expenses for travel of the recipient to the venue (paid by Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd.) where the award will be presented by the Chair of the CABV/ACVB Executive Board and Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd.
• Individuals nominated for the Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award must be a DVM or animal scientist
working in Canada, a faculty member or a graduate student of a Canadian university
• Nominations may be submitted by:
• Individuals 18 years or older (CABV/ACVB members and non-members) and
• Organizations (governmental and non-governmental)
• Nominations must reflect specific accomplishments in the field of bovine welfare, as opposed to examples of quality veterinary practice or promotion of the human-animal bond. The latter, while admirable, are not the focus of this award.
• Nominations may be based on a sustained effort or an extraordinary single achievement in any or all of the
• Public service (e.g., community programs, public policy development)
• Research and/or product development
• Education, and/or
• Recipients must be available and willing to attend a presentation ceremony and participate in other recognition activities. In addition, a press release will be submitted to Canadian Veterinary Journal and regional veterinary associations as well.
Each nomination must include:
• A completed nomination form
• A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae/resume
• A detailed letter of nomination, which describes how the nominee has met the award criteria
• Each nomination may also include up to 2 letters of support for the nomination from colleagues, clients,
• The CABV/ACVB Executive Board selects the recipient of the Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award.
• Preference is given to nominees who:
• Recognize that science, ethics, and culture all contribute to how animals are used and cared for by people, and respect those contributions in arriving at solutions to bovine welfare challenges
• Work with a variety of stakeholders to raise awareness of issues of concern and engage those stakeholders in seeking solutions to challenges
• Work actively to improve understanding of animal welfare needs in general, and bovine welfare needs
specifically and, when necessary, change human attitudes and behavior to ensure proper stewardship
• Communicate information about, and propose solutions to, animal welfare challenges with courage and integrity
• At the discretion of the CABV Executive Board, an award may not be presented in any given year.
SUBMIT YOUR 2017 NOMINATION FORM
Nomination forms can be downloaded HERE
Eligible DVMs and animal scientists working in Canada, faculty members or graduate students of a Canadian University may be nominated by completing the nomination form and returning the
form and appropriate supporting material (as described above) by May 31, 2017 to:
METACAM® 20 BOVINE WELFARE AWARD
Canadian Association of Bovine Veterinarians (CABV)/ Association Canadienne des Vétérinaires Bovins (ACVB)
2nd Floor - 226E Wheeler Street, Saskatoon, SK S7P 0A9
*Registered Tradename: Metacam® 20 mg/mL Solution for Injection
Metacam® is a registered trademark of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica GmbH. abcd
Past Metacam 20 Bovine Welfare Award Recipients
2016 - Dr. Ken Leslie (Ontario)
2015 - Dr. Ed Pajor (Alberta)
2014 - Dr. Joseph Stookey (Saskatchewan)
2013 - Drs. Marina von Keyserlingk and Dan Weary (British Columbia)
2012 - Dr. Neil Anderson (Ontario)
Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System (CAHSS)
Today, industry groups, provinces, regions and the country participate in many independent disease surveillance activities. It is the intent to bring together industry, provincial and federal stakeholders in animal health and public health to integrate and address gaps associated with the multiple animal health surveillance activities currently planned or underway. Click here to read more.
Click here to view CABV/ACVB's response to CgFARAD regarding their request for funding.
Click here to view CABV/ACVB's correspondence with the Veterinary Drug Directorate (VDD) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) indicating the lack of minimum residue limit (MRL) data for dexamethasone sodium phosphate and flumethasone products.
Click here to view CABV/ACVB's response to the CVMA's request for comment on the "Veterinary Drug Regulation Modernization" of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and drug importation through the own use importation (OUI) policy.
Click here to view CABV/ACVB's letter sent to Minister Gerry Ritz regarding the control of E. coli 0157:H7 in cattle and beef products in Canada (December 2012), and click here to view Minister Ritz' response (January 2013).
Click here to view CABV/ACVB's comments on Veterinary Prescription Templates for Food Animals (other than poultry) that was prepared by the Animal Nutrition Association of Canada (ANAC) (January 2013)
Click here to view CABV/ACVB's comments on proposed changes to meat inspection regulations (July 2012)
Click here to view CABV/ACVB's comments on CVMA's draft position statement on Importation of Veterinary Products (May 2012)
Click here to view CABV/ACVB's comments regarding CVMA's draft position on Castration of Cattle, Sheep and Goats (March 2012)
Click here to view CABV/ACVB's Position Statement on Importation of Veterinary Drugs Unapproved in Canada for Food-Producing Animals
Comments on Dairy Farmers of Canada Best Management Practices concerning Veterinary Natural Health Products (October 2010). Click here to view.
Comments on CVMA’s draft position statement on dehorning of cattle (June 2010). Click here to view.
Comments on AAFC’s plan to implement mandatory livestock Identification and Traceability (ID&T) (January 2010). Click here to view.
Comments to CVMA Steering Committee regarding Canada’s current Anaplasmosis policy and possible future policy options (September 2009). Click here to view.
Co-signatory letter (with the CVMA) to the Editor of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) regarding an inaccurate account of the OUI Provision (April 2009). Click here to view.
Alberta Chief Provincial Veterinarian regarding amendments to Production Animal Medicine (PAM) Regulations (April 2009). Click here to view.
Veterinary Drug Directorate's (VDD) Own Use Importation Final Report (February 2009)
. Click here to view.
National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) "Recommended Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Dairy Cattle" (February 2009). Click here to view.
CVMA's Species-Specific Antimicrobial Prudent Use Guidelines (PUGs) in Beef and Dairy (November 2007, April 2008, August 2008). Click here to view.
CVMA’s Draft Own Use Importation Final Report – Task Force Recommendations (June 2008). Click here to view.
Veterinary Drug Directorate's (VDD) Own Use Importation (November 2007 and February 2009). Click here to view.
Reclassification of Progesterone Compounds (except implants) as Prescription Only Products (March 2008). Click here to view.
Bioniche E. coli 0157:H7 Vaccine (July 2008). Click here to view.
Click here to view the CVMA Species-Specific Antimicrobial Prudent Use Guidelines for Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle, Poultry and Swine (May 2009)
Atlantic Bovine Practitioners Association (ABPA) - 15th Annual CE Conference. November 17-18, 2017 - Ramada Crystal Palace Hotel, Moncton, NB. Contact: Shawn McKenna (Email: email@example.com)
l'Association des Médecins Vétérinaires Praticiens du Québec (AMVPQ). AMVPQ Congress - September 21-24, 2017 - Rivière-du-Loup. Contact: Dr. Michel Savard (firstname.lastname@example.org); www.amvpq.org
Ontario Association of Bovine Practitioners (OABP) Spring Conference - April 25-26, 2017 - Delta Hotel & Conference Centre, Guelph, ON. Contact: Ruth Cudmore (Phone: 519-846-2290; Email: email@example.com); www.oabp.ca
Western Canadian Association of Bovine Practitioners (WCABP) – Conference and Annual General Meeting. January 18-20, 2018 – Sheraton Cavalier, Calgary, AB. Contact: Phyllis Mierau (Telephone: 1-866-269-8387; Courriel: firstname.lastname@example.org); www.wcabp.com
Future World Buiatrics Congresses:
August 28-September 1, 2018 - Sapporo - http://www.wbc2018.com/
Future American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Meeting Sites
2017 Omaha, Nebraska September 14 - 16
2018 Phoenix, Arizona September 13 - 15
2019 St. Louis, Missouri September 12-14
2020 Louisville, Kentucky September 24-26
2021 Minneapolis, Minnesota September 23-25
2022 Long Beach, California September 14-16