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Trace Minerals and Their Role on the Immune Response to Vaccination in Cattle

July 29, 2020
7:00 p.m. Central

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Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) and neonatal calf diarrhea (NCD) have major impact on the profitability of the cattle industry in North America, resulting in substantial economic losses. Research has shown how trace minerals are crucial for the development of an adequate immune response in cattle, especially in stressed animals when they are more susceptible to BRD and NCD. Join Dr. Palomares as he discusses how strategic supplementation with Se, Cu, Mn and Zn within the herd is associated with enhanced cattle immune response and protection elicited by vaccination against BRD and NCD.

Meet the Speaker

Roberto A. Palomares, DVM, M.S., Ph.D., DipACT 
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia

Roberto A. Palomares was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. He got his DVM degree (Valedictorian) at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zulia, Venezuela. Later, after practicing in cattle production farms in state of Zulia, he got a Master of Science degree with emphasis in bovine theriogenology at University of Zulia.  Dr. Palomares has always combined both academic and professional activities. In the academic aspect, he became a faculty member at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zulia. In conjunction with teaching, he practiced in commercial cattle farms across Zulia state. In 2011, Dr. Palomares board-certified in the American College of Theriogenologists and completed his Food Animal Theriogenology Residency Program at Auburn University.  In 2012, Dr. Palomares got his PhD at Auburn University focusing on the prevention of respiratory and reproductive disease caused by BVDV. He is currently an Associate Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine University of Georgia. His research interest is focused on pathogenesis, prevention and control of infectious diseases that affect cattle production and reproduction. Additionally, his research program involves strategies to improve reproductive performance in dairy and beef cattle such as ovulation synchronization and TAI programs.  Dr. Palomares also lends services on production medicine and theriogenology to beef and dairy farms across the state of Georgia and provides consulting to livestock and pharmaceutical industry in the USA and South America.



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