The 41st Annual Conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners was held Sept. 25–27 in Charlotte, N.C. Over 860 veterinarians, 20 veterinary technicians, 250 students, 102 American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioner members and 435 exhibitor representatives attended. The meeting offered continuing education plus clinical forums and pre-conference seminars, poster sessions and a technician program. In addition, the Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners met jointly with AABP.

Outstanding award winners

The following awards were given at the AABP meeting:

  • Ft. Dodge AABP Practitioner of the Year: Kee Jim, Okotoks, Alberta
  • Alpharma Award of Excellence: Chuck Guard, Ithaca, N.Y.
  • Merial Preventive Medicine in Beef Award: Tom Noffsinger, Benkelman, Neb.
  • Merial Preventive Medicine in Dairy Award: John and Laurie Day, Jerome, Idaho
  • Pfizer Animal Health Distinguished Service Award: David McClary, Auburn, Ala.
  • Intervet Mentor of the Year: Bruce Hull, Westerville, Ohio
  • James A. Jarrett Award for Young Leaders: Michael Capel, Geneseo, N.Y.
  • AABP Amstutz-Williams Award: Samuel Hutchins, III, South Barre, Vt.
  • AABP Honorary Membership (DVM): Samuel Hutchins, III, South Barre, Vt.
  • AABP Honorary Membership (non-DVM): Leo Timms, Ames, Iowa

Graduate Student Presentation winners

  • First place: Paula Ospina, Cornell University
  • Second place: Jason Nickell, Kansas State University
  • Third place: Theresa Ollivett, Cornell University

Student Case Competition winners

  • First Place Clinical Case: Jeff Faimon, Jennafer Glaesmann, University of Nebraska
  • Second Place Clinical Case: Chance Armstrong, Auburn University
  • First Place Research Case: John Las, Ontario Veterinary College
  • Second Place Research Case: Ashley Fitzgerald, Virginia Tech

2008 Amstutz Scholarships

To date, the Amstutz scholarship has awarded 208 scholarships for more than $300,000. This year, there were 21 recipients who received $2,000 each. This year’s recipients were:

  • Chance Armstrong, Auburn University
  • Jolene Birney, Michigan State University
  • Andrew Chambers, Cornell, University
  • Jessica Evoniuk, Iowa State University
  • Brock J. Hanel, Kansas State University
  • Maggie R. Hoenig, Iowa State University
  • Estella Perez Hovland, University of Georgia
  • Pamela Marie Knake, Iowa State University
  • Whitney Knauer, University of Pennsylvania
  • Cara Kneser, Tufts University
  • Cynthia May, Ohio State University
  • Sterling McDermott, Texas A&M
  • Cynthia Miltenburg, University of Guelph
  • Rebecca Olinger, Purdue University
  • Laurie Page, Colorado State University
  • Nick Patterson, Auburn University
  • Justin Powell, University of Illinois
  • Suzanne Stachnik, Cornell University
  • Amanda Tanner, Purdue University
  • Natalie Ward, Washington State University
  • Craig A. Zimmerly, The Ohio State University