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President's Message

World Cup Futbol and Cattle Veterinarians

I know quite a bit about “football”; “American football”, that is. Like many young boys growing up in the U.S., “American football” is what I have come to know and enjoy. I have had the opportunity to play the game in high school and college and now as an “American football” official (that hated guy in stripes), I get the chance to stay involved every Friday night. However, I really know little to nothing about the other “futbol”, the one that is dominating the media lately with the World Cup being contested in Brazil.

All three of my kids played a little “futbol” while growing up, so I had a chance to watch some action (sometimes painful action). And I do have to admit that I have been following the World Cup if nothing else because I enjoy competitive sports in general. But again, I will fully admit I don’t understand the strategies employed or some of the antics displayed -- the flopping really irritates me, although it is kind of entertaining! It is really hilarious to see a grown athletic man writhing in pain on the ground and then a replay clearly shows that contact was nothing more serious than getting bumped by a 1,400-pound cow! And I certainly don’t see any of my colleagues rolling around in the barn yard that often!

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The American Association of Bovine Practitioners is an international association of veterinarians serving society as leaders in cattle health, welfare and productivity.

AABP Continuing Education

In keeping with the AABP Mission Statement "The AABP is an international association of veterinarians organized to enhance the professional lives of its members through relevant continuing education that will improve the well-being of cattle and the economic success of their owners, increase awareness and promote leadership for issues critical to cattle industries, and improve opportunities for careers in bovine medicine." AABP is working to create online CE training modules for members.

Important AABP Deadlines
8/4/2014 Vote for Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame
Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame voting. Vote for one beef and one dairy nominee. Read their biographies, select one beef and one dairy veterinarian, and vote. AABP members will be able to vote online (log in at www.aabp.org, go to Quick Links on the right hand side of the Home page).
8/19/2014 2013 AABP Annual Conference Pre-registration ends
Pre-registration for the 2013 AABP Annual Conference ends! When you pre-register you can sign up for pre-conference seminars, AABP’s first 5K run, and more! Pre-register at http://aabp.org/meeting/register.asp.
9/5/2014 2014 AABP Quiz Bowl Team Registration
Deadline for all 2014 veterinary school Quiz Bowl teams is September 5th. There is a potential for 28 teams to participate. Quiz Bowl team slots are first come, first served. Schools that would like to field a second team will be added to a wait list until September 6th. On September 6th, schools on the wait list will be added to the Quiz Bowl in the order of appearance until the final slots are filled. AABP Junior Delegates, please contact Dr. Gatz Riddell (mgriddell@aabp.org) or Dr. Grant Dewell (gdewell@iastate.edu) to reserve your team’s spot and supply your school’s team information.

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