The 2009 Joint Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) and the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS) will be held July 12-16 in Montreal, Canada.  

A wide range of sessions will be held during the meeting, including the following symposium topics:

  • “Dairy Replacement Health Challenges in Southeastern U.S.”
  • “Breeding and Genetics: Whole Genome Selection – The New Frontier?”
  • “Emerging Foreign and Zoonotic Diseases.”
  • “Forage Management Strategies to Offset High Input Costs.”
  • “Animal Well Being: Tackling the Issue of Cow Longevity.”
  • “Driving Forces in the Dairy Industry That Will Change Dairy Farm Management.”
  • “Science-Based Approaches to Address Consumer Concerns with the Processing and Marketing of Animal Products.”
  • “Models for Dairy Production Decision Making.”

In addition, daily oral and poster presentations will cover a broad range of dairy management topics. A PDF version of the full program, as well as abstracts for each of the presentations, is available on the meeting Web site. 

As a special bonus, everyone who attends this year’s meeting will be invited to subscribe to S-PAC (Searchable Proceeding of Animal Conferences), at ADSA member rates.  S-PAC is a searchable database currently housing 276 proceedings and presentations from 34 of the top animal conferences in North America like the Western Dairy Management Conference, AABP Annual Meeting and the Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference.  The invitation to subscribe will be sent following the meeting.

Registration, housing and other meeting information, including abstracts for all presentations, is now available at .

Source: ADSA