1st International Symposium on Bison Health

Below are links to available PowerPoints from the program of the
Bison Health Symposium that took place June 25 - 26, 2015

Program for the 1st Symposium on Bison Health

Time CST


FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015


8:00 – 8:20am



WCVM Dean Doug Freeman and
CBA President Mark Silzer
No PowerPoint Used



Matt Walpole - Nutrition -
PowerPoint HERE

Ana Bras -Mycoplasma Disease
PowerPoint HERE

Manuel Palomino - Reproduction
PowerPoint HERE

Miriam Cervantes -Reproduction
PowerPoint HERE


8:20 – 9:00am


Bison History and Ecology

Wes Olson – Ex Parks Canada Warden, Bison Consultant, Artist  - PowerPoint Not available


9:00 – 9:30am


Industry Info for Veterinarians - Biology, Production, Border Issues

Pat Burrage, Bluffton Vet Clinic -
PowerPoint HERE

Parasite Prevention for Bison

Don Bliss, MidAmerica Ag Research Inc
- PowerPoint HERE

9:30 – 10:00am


MCF and Vaccine Developments

Hong Li, Washington State Univ/USDA -
PowerPoint HERE

Handling and Processing Bison

Roy Lewis, Merck Inc. -
PowerPoint HERE


10:00 –10:30am


BVD and Virus Disease

Hana van Campen, Colorado State University PowerPoint HERE

Field Anesthesia and Sedation

Nigel Caulkett, UCVM,  U of Calgary -
PowerPoint Not Available


11:00 –11:30am


Mycoplasma Bovis Clinical Issues, Epidemiology

Pat Burrage, Bluffton Vet Clinic -
PowerPoint HERE

Bison Reproduction Technologies

Rob McCorkell, UCVM, U of Calgary -
PowerPoint HERE


11:30 –12:00pm


Mycoplasma Bovis Research

Karen Register, USDA/ARS -
PowerPoint Not available

Genetic Health of Bison

Jim Derr, Texas A&M -
PowerPoint HERE


12:00– 12:30pm


Brucellosis Disease and Prevention

Jack Rhyan, USDA/Wildife Div -
PowerPoint HERE

Breeding Soundness Evaluation in Bison Bulls

Colin Palmer, WCVM, U of S -
PowerPoint HERE


1:30 – 2:00pm

Nutrition and Mineral Supplements

Murray Feist, Saskatchewan Agriculture -PowerPoint HERE

Tour of the WCVM Specialized Livestock/Native Hoofstock Research Facility.

Buses depart for the research farm from Radisson Hotel Lobby at 2:00 pm.


Movie afternoon

Bison industry video presentations and bison documentaries for your viewing pleasure in the conference venue.

Starts at 2:00 pm.


2:00 – 2:30pm


Feedlot Nutrition

Robin Parker, Texas -
PowerPoint HERE


2:30 – 3:00pm

Bison Intestinal Parasites

John Gilleard, UCVM, U of Calgary -
PowerPoint HERE


3:30 - 4:00pm


Vaccination Programs for Bison

Dave Hunter, Turner Enterprises -
PowerPoint HERE


4:00 – 4:30pm


Rational Treatment & Drug Therapy in Bison

Trisha Dowling, WCVM, U of S
PowerPoint Not available