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September 3, 2019

It's Almost Time - Annual Meeting is Next Week!

September 12-13
Scheman Building at the Iowa State Center
Ames, IA

There is still time to register!

Register now and save $25 over the on-site registration rate!

Register for Annual Meeting Here or call the IVMA Office at 515-965-9237.
Start Friday of Annual Meeting off with a Good Stretch
As part of the Public Health session at Annual Meeting on Friday, September 13, Ankeny Yoga Instructor, Rachel Snyder will be offering a Yoga session to attendees.

The session will begin at 8:00 am and be held outside on the lawn south of the Scheman Building (weather permitting). Look for signs or ask at the registration desk for confirmation that morning.

Never tried Yoga? This is your chance! Because there
are so many different types of yoga practices and poses, it’s possible for anyone to start. Rachel will be offering a
beginners' yoga session and explaining the physical and
mental health benefits of regular yoga practice.

Wear (or bring) comfortable clothes and a yoga mat if you have one (not required).
Thank you for Attending Sports and Field Day
A picture perfect day was the star of the 2019 IVMA Foundation Sports and Field day. Almost 80 golfers attended the event last week to raise money for scholarships for ISU CVM students at Briarwood Golf Course in Ankeny.

After golf, the attendees attended an awards dinner at the clubhouse.

Thank you for all who attended! You are making a difference!
Bovine Feedlot Lameness Survey

Researchers at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine have contacted approximately 120 veterinarians from across the state about their observations on feedlot lameness. This is part of a research project funded by the Iowa Beef Checkoff program.

The surveys were either sent to you via an email link or a paper copy as requested. They have had approximately 50 completed surveys but we are still looking for more. So if you are one of the chosen practitioners please fill out the survey at your earliest convenience. The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete.

If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Dr. Terry Engelken at the College of Veterinary Medicine ( engelken@iastate.edu or 515-294-2192).
ISU CVM Alumni Homecoming Tailgate
C’mon out to the College of Veterinary Medicine for Homecoming, Saturday, Oct. 26 !

The college will have an outdoor tent by the Fish Tank Lobby. A cash bar (beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks) and the Veterinary Medical Alumni Association luncheon will be served inside the tent which will have tables and chairs. 
Tickets for the luncheon and football game vs. Oklahoma State will be available from the Veterinary Medical Alumni Association. Order forms will be available soon on the CVM website (vetmed.iastate.edu)  in the Alumni section of the site. Luncheon tickets are $15 per person. Football tickets are $35 for VMAA members; $45 for non-members.
Kick-off time for the game will be announced 10-14 days prior to the game.
Tours of the college will also be available from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, although that time may change depending on the game start.

The IVMA is helping to sponsor this event - come join the fun!
EPA Rule Banning Drain Disposal of Prescription Drugs Takes Effect
An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule regarding the disposal of hazardous pharmaceutical waste took effect on August 21, 2019. The rule, first published in the  Federal Register , prohibits the practice of “sewering hazardous waste pharmaceuticals,” which include drugs that cannot be expected to be legitimately used, reused, or reclaimed, and those that exhibit corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive characteristics. Notably, EPA recommends refraining from disposal of any drug in this manner, according to the  American Pharmacists Association
The rule change was made under the Conservation and Recovery Act, which gives EPA authority to regulate hazardous waste. Most states are expected to adopt the regulation but may decline, if they so choose. Additional information is available in slides from an April 2019 webinar that are on the  EPA website
One way consumers can safely dispose of medications is to find a disposal kiosk via the  Drug Disposal Locator Tool  available in the AWAR X E ®  Prescription Drug Safety section of the NABP website. This tool allows consumers to view a map of disposal sites near them by entering a zip code or their city and state. The locations are continually updated, and more than 7,500 disposal sites nationwide can be found within the system. Consumers can learn more about how to safely dispose of unwanted, unneeded, or expired medications by visiting the  Dispose Safely  page.
Sporting Clay Scholarship Classic
Targeting Excellence is holding a sporting clay shoot to raise money for scholarships for students majoring in food animal agriculture.

September 10, 2019
at Targets on the Move in Ackley, IA

$600/team of 4, includes ammo, lunch and ear/eye protection.

To register or learn more, visit targetingexcellence.org.
Fear Free Dentistry CE Offered
Creating fear free dentistry for pets, owners, and the veterinary team.

This event is a preparatory version of the upcoming lecture scheduled at the Veterinary Dental Forum in Orlando on September 29. Both the in-person and online versions of this talk ( epicaanimalhealth.com ) are RACE approved. 1 CEU is pending with the Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine.

September 18
Hamilton’s Funeral Home, West Des Moines
6:30 - 7:00 pm Social
7:00 - 8:00 pm Dinner and begin CE- Creating fear free dentistry for pets, owners, and the veterinary team.

Complementary dinner provided with RSVPs by September 14:
Please email mconkling@mwianimalhealth.com to register.

Events open to all veterinary/veterinary technician students, DVMs, as well as credentialed and non credentialed staff.
Food Animal Incentive Award for Recent Graduates
Recent graduates – now is the time to start working on your application for the WVC Dr. W. Bruce Wren Food Animal Incentive Award

The award recognizes recent veterinary school graduates for their interest in food animal clinic practice, instruction or research. Recipients will receive $1,000 stipend, complimentary registration, lodging, airfare, meals and a $525 travel allowance to attend the WVC Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 16-19, 2020.

The application period will begin September 2, 2019. For more information on how to apply visit https://www.wvc.org/awards 
Zoonoses: Protection People and Their Pets
Web Based CE Available
A web-based course, Zoonoses: Protection People and Their Pets is available through the Center for Food Security & Public Health at Iowa State University.

The course consists of 7 web-based lessons you can complete on your own time. The course overviews the etiology and epidemiology of a wide variety of companion animal zoonotic diseases. Preventive measures to reduce health risks from these diseases for people and their pets is a principal focus of the course. 

The course has been RACE approved for 10 hours of continuing education.

The book Zoonoses: Protection People and Their Pets, by Dr. Glenda Dvorak is on sale for $35 (regularly $70). Click here for more information.
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1605 N. Ankeny Blvd Suite 110, Ankeny, IA 50023
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