Best Western Ramkota Hotel<br /> 920 West Sioux Avenue<br /> Pierre, SD 57501

June 7-8, 2018

Best Western Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center
Pierre, SD
8 CE credits

Registration Details

SDVMA Members – $100.00
Others – $145.00
All registrations include Thursday night dinner and Friday noon lunch.
Online pre-registration has ended but participants can register at the meeting.


Thursday, June 7

Trace Minerals Herd Status Monitoring using Percutaneous Liver Biopsy in Cattle

9:00 a.m.
Diagnostic Value of Bovine Liver Biopsy – Dr. Dennis Hermesch

10:00 a.m.
Biopsy Wet Lab – Dr. Steve Ensley, Kansas State University

Limited to first 20 registrants, Sponsored by Multimin USA & MWI Animal Health. Held at Oahe Veterinary Clinic, 603 W Hwy 14/34, Fort Pierre, SD

11:00 a.m.
Registration for 4-Person Team Scramble held at the Hillsview Golf Course, Pierre. Join veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other friends of veterinary medicine to support the SDVMA Scholarship Foundation. With flighting, this outing is geared for all skills levels and there’s lots of great pin prizes.
$125/person (4 people/team)

12:00 noon
Tee Time

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Registration (East Lobby)

5:00 p.m.
Recent Graduate Social Hour (veterinarians with 1-7 years of practice) (Lake Francis B)

6:00 p.m.
Social sponsored by exhibitors (Gallery B)

7:00 p.m.
Dinner sponsored by Merial (Gallery B)

Friday, June 8

7:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast (East Lobby)

8:00 a.m.

8:05 a.m. – noon
Dermatology (Amphitheater I)

  • Dr. Darin Dell, DVM, DACVD, a board certified veterinary dermatologist from Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Wheat Ridge, CO.
  • Topics: Companion animal dermatology subjects, including allergic dermatitis, ringworm, and antibiotic-resistant skin infections.

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Track 1 – Hands-on Dermatology Lab (for registered participants)
Gallery C

  • Interactive Wet Lab focusing on dermatology diagnostics: accurate ear swabs, cytology, skin scrapings, and fungal cultures – Dr. Darin Dell

Track 1 – Technical Program
Amphitheater I

1:00 p.m.
Recent Advances in Addressing Diseases of Cattle – Dr. Randy Shirbroun, Newport Laboratories

1:35 p.m.
Trace Minerals Effects on Immune Response – Dr. Dennis Hermesch, Multimin USA

2:10 p.m.

2:25 p.m.
Preconditioning.  Is it just for the Feedlot? Dr. Bruce Hoffman, Elanco

3:00 p.m.
Balancing Safety and Efficacy of Vaccine Protocols…Walking the Veterinary Tight Rope – Dr. Brian Dorcey, Zoetis

3:35 p.m.

3:50 p.m.
Updates on Leptospirosis – Dr. Jaime Kline, Boehringer Ingelheim

4:25 p.m.
South Dakota Animal Industry Board Update – Dr. Dustin Oedekoven, State Veterinarian