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Dairy Antimicrobial Stewardship

Dairy Veterinarians and Dairy Producer


Partnering for Dairy Antimicrobial Stewardship:
Conference for Farmers and Veterinarians in the West

In consideration of the current state and federal health agencies’ policies surrounding the COVID-19 national emergency declaration, we are postponing the “Partnering for Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Conference for Farmers and Veterinarians in the West” live conference in Portland, OR, as well as the interactive “Go-to-Meeting” sites in California, Idaho, Utah, and Washington. We take these actions to ensure attendees may engage with dairy antimicrobial stewardship without concern for their personal health and safety.

We are currently hoping to reschedule the conference late summer or early fall. Please check back here in the upcoming months for more information on rescheduled dates.

Despite our postponement of our Friday conference, the Academy of Dairy Veterinary Consultants will continue to offer their April 18th continuing education session (still scheduled for the Saturday). It will now be a webinar format. For updates and pricing, please check out their website.



Antimicrobial resistance threatens the efficacy of drugs that ensure animal health and welfare as well as poses a threat to human health. Antimicrobial stewardship is a set of practices that aim to slow the rate at which bacteria develop resistance to antimicrobial drugs.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture in collaboration with Washington State University and the University of California, Davis, are hosting a one-day, multimedia, interactive conference that will bring veterinarians and dairy producers together to learn about the threat of antimicrobial resistance and provide insights for practical antimicrobial stewardship plans for their farms.

We are excited to announce that attendees have the ability for WSU Faculty to review and analyze farm-based records.  These conference participant treatment records would be assessed for their effectiveness to capture, monitor, and evaluate the efficacy of farm-specific antimicrobial use and their adherence to stewardship practices.  You will be provided with an evaluation that addresses the strengths and opportunities to improve the producers systems, as part of your take-home resources from the conference. To learn more visit the New Feature Available for Producer Participation.

To learn more about the Dairy Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference check out the Flyer & Agenda (PST) or Agenda (Mountain Time) .

To register for this FREE conference please visit: Register for the Conference

Interactive “Go-To-Meeting” Locations include:

  • Lynden, WA
  • Modesto, CA
  • Tulare, CA
  • Orland, CA
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Twin Falls, ID


  • Dr. Dale Moore, WSU
  • Dr. Bill Sischo, WSU
  • Dr. John Wenz, WSU
  • Dr. Craig McConnel, WSU
  • Dr. Claire Burbick, WSU WADDL
  • Dr. Emmanuel Okello, UCD

STUDENTS: Please Note Extended Deadline for Poster Submissions — January 31, 2020

Veterinary Students Interested in Attending the Conference for FREE?

The AMS Team will select posters about dairy AMS from 2 veterinary students from each of the Western Schools, bring the students to Portland, OR, and digitally display their posters on the program website and during the meeting on April 17, 2020. The students will receive travel reimbursements and be highlighted in the program.

To learn more visit: Student Poster Flyer


Funding for this conference was made possible, in part, by the Food and Drug Administration through grant 1 R13 FD006696-01.