Hats Off to Veterinary Student Award Recipients

We congratulate the winners of the top awards in the competition for the presentation of case studies for students and also in the doctoral research abstract awards. The awards were presented earlier this month at the American Association of Bovine Practitioners’ Annual Conference 2021 in Salt Lake City.

Student case presentation competition winner 2021
• Overall Winner – Monika Dzuiba, Michigan State University
Negatively controlled study investigating the effect of dry cow therapy on clinical mastitis and culling

Research Report Winner
o Research project – first place
Monika Dzuiba, Michigan State University
Negatively controlled study investigating the effect of dry cow therapy on clinical mastitis and culling

o Research project – second place
Megan McMahon, University of Minnesota
Effects of water tank rehabilitation on water quality, bacterial and viral contamination and cattle feed intake in a feedlot in the Midwest

Clinical case – Jessica Garcia, Ohio State University
Management of a zoonotic emerging multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serotype 4, 5, 12, i- in dairies in the Midwest

2021 AABP Research Summaries Graduate Student Awards

• First place – Lisa Gamsjäger, University of Calgary
Do the volume, immunoglobulin G content and feeding method of the first colostrum meal influence subsequent suckling behavior and the transmission of passive immunity in cattle calves?

• Second place – William Crosby, Mississippi State University
Comparison of sampling methods and diagnostic techniques for the extraction of Mannheimia haemolytica from beef cattle

• Third place – Claira Seely, Cornell University
The association of prepartum urinary pH and periparturient activity and rumination time on the dynamics of subclinical hypocalcemia after birth in Holstein cows

Highest awards to AABP veterinarians for dairy and beef