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Program for 4thU.S. BVDV Symposium

January 25 - 27, 2009

Phoenix, Arizona


Opening Reception - January 25

Sponsored by IDEXX


Day 1 - January 26


7:00-8:00 Breakfast

Sponsored by Ft.Dodge Animal Health



Opening Remarks 

Dr. Christopher Chase


Session 1

BVDVHostRange and Transmission

Session Chairs:  Drs. Christopher Chase and Rob Tremblay



Detection and Impact of BVDV in Zoos and WildlifeParks 

Dr. Jim Evermann

WashingtonStateUniversity, Pullman, WA



Detection and Impact of BVDV in Wild Ruminants 

Dr. Julia Ridpath

NationalAnimalDiseaseCenter, ARS, USDA, Ames, IA



BVDV in Alpaca 

Dr. Clayton Kelling

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE


10:00-10:30  Break

Sponsored by Intervet/Shering-Plough Animal Health 




BVDV Testicular Infection in Cattle: Incidence and Significance 

Dr. Daniel Givens

AuburnUniversity, Auburn, AL



Bovine viral diarrhea virus variability and prevalence of BVDV subtypes in persistently infected cattle entering feedlots: BVDV1b as predominant subtype

Dr. Robert Fulton

OklahomaStateUniversity, Stillwater, OK



Experimental exposure of pregnant alpacas to different genotypes

of bovine viral diarrhea virus

Misty Edmondson

AuburnUniversity, Auburn, AL



Seroprevalence to BVDV of alpacas in Southern California

Lisa Shimeld

CraftonHillsCollege, Yucaipa, CA



Assessment of the epidemiologic risk of transmission of bovine viral diarrhea virus via in vivo-derived bovine embryos

Dr. Julie Gard

AuburnUniversity, Auburn, AL



Maintenance of bovine viral diarrhea virus in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) following exposure to persistently infected cattle

Dr. Paul Walz

AuburnUniversity, Auburn, AL


12:15-1:30 Lunch

Sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health 


Session 2 Virulence in BVDV and pestiviruses

Chairs Drs. Hana Van Campen and Julia Ridpath


1:30 Fetal and Maternal Gene Expression during BVDV Fetal Infection 

Dr. Thomas Hansen


Ft. Collins, CO 


2:15 BVDV in feedlots: Concurrent infections and other factors 

Dr. John Campbell

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada


3:00-3:30  Break

Sponsored by Intervet/Shering-Plough Animal Health



How BVDV escapes and subverts immune defenses 

Dr. Ernst Peterhans

University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland           



Comparing CP and NCP BVDV Vaccines: Antigen Trafficking Increased to Mucosal Surfaces with NCP Vaccines

Dr. Christopher Chase

South DakotaStateUniversity, Brookings, SD



BVDV infection alters toll-like and TNF-N1 receptor signaling in bovine aortic endothelial cells

Dr. John Neill

NationalAnimalDiseaseCenter, ARS, USDA, Ames, IA



Antiviral treatment of calves persistently infected with bovine viral diarrhea virus

Benjamin Newcomer

AuburnUniversity, Auburn, AL



Development of a quantification method to specific anti-NS3 antibodies against BVDV using a blocking ELISA

Dr. Stephane Guillossou

KansasStateUniversity, Manhattan, KS



Comparison of sample types and location of skin biopsies for BVDV detection using antigen capture ELISA testing

Brian VanderLey

IowaStateUniversity, Ames, IA


5:30-7:00  Poster session

Sponsored by Intervet/Shering-Plough Animal Health


Authors will be by their posters from 6:00 to 7:00



Day 2,  January 27


Session 3 Role of Vaccination in a BVDV Control Program

Chairs:  Drs. Dan Grooms and Dale Grotelueschen


7:00-8:00 Breakfast

Sponsored by Fort Dodge Animal Health



Use of vaccines in a BVDV control/eradication program 

Dr. Steve Bolin

MichiganStateUniversity, Lansing, MI



BVDV vaccination and prevention of reproductive infections 

Dr. Kenny Brock

AuburnUniversity, Auburn, Alabama



BVDV and vaccination of the young animal 

Dr. Jim Roth

IowaStateUniversity, Ames, IA


10:15-10:45  Break

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc



Precolostral screening of newborn calves for the detection of BVDV in large dairy herds

Dr.  Jeremy Schefers

MinnesotaStateUniversity, St. Paul, MN



Determining the prevalence of BVDV persistently infected calves originating from well vaccinated Western dairy herds

Dr. Tom Shelton

Intervet Schering-Plough, Washington, UT



A programmed approach to BVDV eradication in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan beef and dairy herds

Dr. Ben Bartlett

MichiganStateUniversity, Lansing, MI


11:30  noon

BVDV Research Needs and Coordinating Efforts of NCBA, AABP, AVC and USAHA BVDV Control Committees 

Dr. Robert Fulton

OklahomaStateUniversity, Stillwater, OK


12:00 Lunch

Sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health


Luncheon speaker

Farmer's motivations and obstacles to enter in and comply to a voluntary BVDV control plan

Dr. Christine Fourichon

VeterinarySchool of Nantes,

Nantes, France


1:00 Closing Remarks

Dr. Christopher Chase






The American Association of Veterinary State Boards RACE

(Registry of Approved Continuing Education)



The 2009 BVDV Symposium Program has been approved for 13 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call Dr. Robert P. Ellis (CRWAD), 970-497-5740, for further information.


The Continuing Education sign-up sheets for participating veterinarians and veterinary technicians are available at the registration table.  Your Continuing Education Certificate of Attendance will be mailed to you upon the completion of the course.  If you have any questions please direct them to Dr. Ellis.





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