United Bucking Bulls, Inc to Host Educational Seminar

Due to recent developments within the bucking bull competition industry regarding the suspected use of drugs, substances and other agents believed to enhance the performance of bucking bulls, the United Bucking Bulls, Inc is taking an aggressive proactive stance to educate it’s members and others interested in bucking bull competitions.   

“Since the start of the 2011 season, the UBBI has had a testing policy and a misconduct and cheating policy in it’s rule book,” stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI.  “We want to assure those who choose to participate at UBBI events that the use of these substances will not be tolerated by the UBBI.  But more than that, we want to educate our members on the science and the legalities concerning the use of these substances as well!”

The issues regarding the alleged use of these drugs has led the UBBI to organize and host a “mini” Educational Seminar this weekend during the Cowboy Capital UBBI Event to be held at the 4c’s Arena & Event Center in Stephenville, Texas.  The seminar will be conducted by Dr. Dwight Wolfe, DVM and Dr. Gary Warner, DVM. 

Dr. Wolfe is a food animal professor at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.  After graduating from the University of Tennessee, he obtained his doctorate of veterinary medicine from Auburn in 1977 and his M.S. in Large Animal Surgery and Medicine in 1982.  He became a diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists in 1983 and is one of only four diplomates who have served as president of both the American College of Theriogenologists and the Society for Theriogenology.  Named Alabama Veterinarian of the Year in 2004, he was inducted into the Alabama Livestock Hall of Fame in 2006.  In 2009 the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association presented Dr. Wolfe the Distinguished Service Award, the association’s highest honor.  At Auburn University he received the College of Veterinary Medicine Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2010 and the D.F. Wolfe Teaching Hospital Barn is dedicated in his name. 

Dr. Warner joined Elgin Veterinary Hospital, Inc. in 1980 as an Associate Veterinarian after graduating from Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine. In 1983, Dr. Warner became a partner in the practice and is currently it’s Bovine/Food Animal practicing partner.  Dr. Warner is world renown in the Bovine industry for his veterinary expertise and vast experience in treating bucking bulls and livestock.  He has been instrumental in the advancement of treatment in bucking bull injuries.    

“These men are leaders in veterinary medicine and are very familiar with the issues that face our industry concerning the use of anabolic steroids and other substances alleged being used in bucking bulls,” stated Randy Schmutz.  “Dr. Wolfe and Dr. Warner are going to share with those in attendance a description and the effects of these drugs, the legalities and the remedial uses as well.  Most importantly, they want to help us come up with a plan to rid our industry of the illegal and non-label use of these drugs!”

This “mini” seminar is open to everyone who’s interested in learning more about this issue.  The United Bucking Bulls, Inc invites everyone to attend at 1:30 pm on Saturday, August 27th at the 4c’s Arena & Event Center on FM 205 in Stephenville, Texas.  Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

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