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January 7, 2020

We Need Your Nominations for Iowa Animal Hall of Fame!
Nominate Your Clinic's Special Patient!

If you have a special client with an outstanding pet, we would love to hear about them! The Iowa Animal Hall of Fame recognizes animals for their bravery and companionship as well as celebrating the human/animal bond.

The deadline for the 2020 Iowa Animal Hall of Fame Awards is January 15, 2020. The winning nominating members will be honored at the IVMA Winter Conference in February.
The Iowa Animal Hall of Fame is sponsored by the IVMA and Merck Animal Health.
Iowa Animal Hall of Fame nomination forms can be found on the IVMA website at www.iowavma.org , click on “About Us” then “Awards” or you can call the IVMA office at 800-369-9564 to have one sent to you. Only IVMA members may nominate.
The deadline for nominations is January 15.
IVMA Winter Conference Registration Is Open!
Winter Conference 2020 - Focus on Success

February 11-13, 2020

The Meadows Events & Conference Center
Altoona, IA

Registration is open! Registration options:
1.     Send in the registration form found in the Winter Conference Registration book you received in the mail with a check;
2.     Call the IVMA office at 800-369-9564; or
3.     Register online at www.iowa vma.org .

Take advantage of Early Registration- Save $50 if you register before January 29!

Remember to book your hotel rooms for Winter Conference!
It’s Iowa’s favorite place to stay! A reduced room rate (King & Double Queen Rooms $114/night ) is available at the Prairie Meadows Hotel for IVMA members during Winter Conference.

Winter Conference attendees may make hotel reservations by doing any of the following:
·          Call 515.957.3000 & reference group block:  Iowa Veterinary Medical Assn (IVMA)

The cutoff date to guarantee the reduced room rate is Wednesday, January 29.
New for 2020 Winter Conference - Pre-Conference CE Events
In preparation for the 2020 re-licensing year, the IVMA Winter Conference will include two additional CE events on Tuesday, February 11 - the day before Winter Conference begins. Come a day early and earn up to 6 additional CE hours by signing up for one or both CE offerings!
Dental Oral Surgery Wetlab
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm 
Presenter: Dr. Jen Mathis

Cost: $350/person
Dinner CE Session: Flea and Ticks
5:30-8:30 pm
Presenter: Dr. Debra Olbrich 

Cost: $100/person, includes dinner
Register online at www.iowavma.org for 1 or both CE Events!
Save The Date To Advocate 
Advocate for the veterinary profession at the 2020 IVMA Legislative Day on February 19 . Join with other IVMA members from around the state to represent the veterinary profession, deepen your understanding of the policy making process and help shape future legislation.
The day will begin with a breakfast and opening remarks at the Iowa Historical Building in Des Moines. After breakfast the contingent will head to the Iowa State Capitol to meet with legislative leaders from the Iowa House and Senate.
Make plans now to attend the 2020 IVMA Legislative Day! There is no cost to attend and breakfast and lunch are provided for IVMA members and ISU CVM students. Register online at or call the IVMA office at 800-369-9564. 
ISU CVM Alumni Receptions Scheduled for Early 2020
Three ISU College of Veterinary Medicine alumni receptions will be held in January and February.
The first will be in conjunction with the Veterinary Medicine Expo (VMX) in Orlando, Florida. CVM alumni will gather Sunday, Jan. 19, from 7-9 p.m. at the Itta Bena Restaurant at 9101 International Drive.
A few days later, an alumni reception will be held during the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association annual meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska. The event will take place Thursday, Jan. 23.
Then on Monday, Feb. 17, CVM alumni will meet during the Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The reception will be held at Husong's Cantina in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
January Declared National One Health Awareness Month
On December 19, 2019 the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution Senate Resolution 462 introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (Democrat-California) and Martha McSally (Republican-Arizona) designating January 2020 as “National One Health Awareness Month” in the U.S. to promote collaboration between public, animal and environmental health scientists.
One Health is a relatively new term being used by health experts – including at the U.S. (and other) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – to better focus on the linkages between human, animal and environmental health and the need to develop comprehensive solutions. For instance, public health specialists are now working with physicians and veterinarians to minimize the inappropriate use of antibiotics in human and animal patients to combat antibiotic resistance.

How can you celebrate One Health Awareness Month?
  • Post on Social Media about how One Health is important or has affected you or your loved ones.
  • Do a talk about One Health and One Health issues at a library, school, park, church, business etc. near you.
  • Plan and implement a One Health Day Event in 2020 to educate about One Health or One Health issues.

Visit www.onehealthcommission.org f or more information about One Health Awareness Month .
Boots in the Barn - Beef Cattle Basics for Women
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host Boots in the Barn , a program for women beef producers, in February and March in Independence. Boots in the Barn is a three-part series for women involved in their beef cattle operation. Program dates are Feb. 27, March 5 and March 12.

IVMA members, Dr. Grant Dewell and Dr. Shelly Reid will be presenters during the series.

Session topics include: Cow Heard Cost of Production and Winter Feeding, Calving Engagement, Cow Heard Health Management and Cow Management Calendar.

All three sessions will be held at the Heartland Acres Agribition Center in Independence, 2600 Swan Lake Blvd., and will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The fee for the three-session program is $25, with registration available online at https://buchananwomenlandandlegacy.com / .

For more information on Boots in the Barn, see the series brochure, or visit the Iowa Beef Center website.
Dairy Workshops Offered
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and Iowa State University are hosting FREE one day workshops for dairy producers, processors, extension, veterinarians, and emergency responders. The workshops will focus on how to prepare for a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak and steps that can be taken today to protect dairies from foreign animal diseases and also diseases already found in the U.S.
The workshop will be offered at the following locations:
January 27, 2020 - Sioux Center
230 St Andrews Way
Sioux Center, IA 51250
February 11, 2020 - Calmar
1527 Hwy. 150 South
Calmar, IA 52132
A free lunch will be provided at each workshop. Check-in starts at 8:15 a.m., with the workshops ending at 3 p.m. Walk-ins are welcomed but pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
Attendees can register here , by emailing  fad@IowaAgriculture.gov , or calling (515) 281-5305.
Prior to the workshop, attendees are encouraged to view the Midwest Dairy Foot-and-Mouth Disease Webinar that can be found here.
PQA Plus 4.0 Advisor Certification Session Offered
Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University has scheduled a January 24, 2020 session for those interested in becoming certified as a Pork Quality Assurance 4.0 Adviso r and applications are now being accepted. Iowa State Extension swine veterinarian Chris Rademacher is coordinating the session, to be held at the Hansen Ag Student Learning Center in Ames.

The application deadline is January 10, 2020 or as space allows.,

For more information visit the Iowa Pork Industry Center Website .
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