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 Presented to Dr. Joyce Van Donkersgoed

 

Omaha, Nebraska, September 14, 2017 – Dr. Joyce Van Donkersgoed of Coaldale, Alberta was named the recipient of the 2017 Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award for her leadership in the Canadian beef industry to improve the welfare of feedlot animals.

 

The award is presented annually by the Canadian Association of Bovine Veterinarians (CABV) / Association Canadienne des Vétérinaires Bovins (ACVB) in partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. Dr. Van Donkersgoed was presented with the award at the 50th annual conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners on September 14, 2017 in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

“We are honoured to announce Dr. Van Donkersgoed as the recipient of the 2017 Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award,” said Dr. Germain Nappert, President of the CABV/ACVB. “Her leadership in the area of animal welfare is exemplary, and her work will help improve the welfare of feedlot animals across the country.”

 

Dr. Van Donkersgoed operates a private feedlot practice in southern Alberta where she provides emergency, herd health and production services, and research and regulatory services to her clients. She was instrumental in the development of the Canadian Feedlot Animal Care Assessment tool for auditing animal welfare, which has been certified by the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization. It is the first certified audit designed for the feedlot segment of the food production industry.

 

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure, which includes animal welfare, and we must continually strive to improve,” Dr. Van Donkersgoed said. “Beef veterinarians have a key ethical and moral responsibility to ensure animal welfare whilst balancing the needs of their clients. It isn’t always simple or easy to do but persistence does pay off over time if you don’t give up and are doing the right thing for the animals, which is ultimately best for the client.”

 

Dr. Van Donkersgoed is currently leading the development of a certified feedlot animal auditor program, and is a trainer for feedlot auditors. She places an emphasis on continued education and provides regular training to her clients on a range of topics including how to conduct animal welfare assessments.

 

Jeffrey Estabrooks, Business Unit Director (Bovine) with Boehringer Ingelheim Canada’s Animal Health division, explained the Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award recognizes and encourages those who research and practice animal welfare and well-being.

 

“We are delighted to present Dr. Van Donkersgoed with the 2017 Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award,” Estabrooks said. “We applaud her commitment to improving the welfare of feedlot animals through the development of comprehensive industry standards, and her work to train producers and auditors on the welfare assessment program.”

 

Estabrooks thanked the CABV/ACVB for its work to seek nominations and select the recipient of the award.

Dr. Tim Nickel (Boehringer Ingelheim Canada Ltd.) presents the Metacam 20 Bovine Welfare Award to Dr. Joyce Van Donkersgoed

 

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

 

*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.

 

CABV/ACVB Activities

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)

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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)

 

Up-Coming Events
 
Atlantic Bovine Practitioners Association (ABPA) - 15th Annual CE Conference.  November 17-18, 2017 - Ramada Crystal Palace Hotel, Moncton, NB.  Contact:  Shawn McKenna (Email: slmckenna@upei.ca

l'Association des Médecins Vétérinaires Praticiens du Québec (AMVPQ).  AMVPQ Congress - September 21-24, 2017 - Rivière-du-Loup. Contact:  Dr. Michel Savard (amvpq@amvpq.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:  oabpruth@bell.net); 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: info@wcabp.com); 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

 

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