Students Present at the AABP Conference
Posted October 02, 2014
The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Student
Quiz Bowl team from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary
Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) won the national Quiz Bowl
competition for the second year in a row at the 47th Annual AABP
Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 18-20. Entitled
“Reconnect, Retool, Reclaim,” the conference offered the most
up-to-date and futuristic sessions on Beef, Cow-Calf, Dairy,
Feedlot, and General cattle topics, as well as various featured
speakers and exhibits.
The senior team, comprised of veterinary students Jayton Bailey,
Bryan Weaver, Leslie Wagner and Benjamin Fox, made the final round
against Ohio State and defeated them for the second straight
“It was great to represent the Texas A&M College of
Veterinary Medicine and the state of Texas at the AABP Quiz Bowl,”
said Benjamin Fox.
Held in a designated area of the exhibit hall, these four member
teams were challenged in head to head, single elimination
competition to determine the AABP Student Quiz Bowl Champion.
"We are proud of our students for winning, but not surprised
they did," said Dr. Eleanor M. Green, the Carl B. King Dean of
Veterinary Medicine at the CVM. "Their performance reflects the
hard work, dedication, and commitment to learning. This win also
reflects the quality and dedication of our outstanding food animal
faculty, who prepared them for this competition, as they do for
their veterinary careers. Congratulations to the team for earning
this special award and for exemplifying the excellence in education
for which Texas A&M University and our college are known. Where
else but Texas, #1 in the nation in cattle? Where else but
Also deserving recognition, the junior AABP Quiz Bowl group made
it to the final rounds and was in the round of three with the other
Texas A&M team. One win away from making the finals, team
members Kathleen Gerdes, Ross Kalina, Bryan Agado, and Erin Fuchs
are commended for their representation of their college and
Three of the students also presented cases at the conference.
Wagner presented a cranial cruciate rupture in an Angus bull,
Bailey presented Salmonellosis in an adult cow, and Weaver
presented Johne's disease in a Wagyu bull.
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