February 27, 2014

ADSA® S-PAC® Contest—Win 1 of 15 One-Year Subscriptions!

One of the best-kept secrets in all of animal and dairy science is now within your reach!To encourage members of ADSA, PSA, ASAS, ARPAS, AABP, EAAP, USAHA, and non-member JAM attendees (who may all subscribe to S-PAC at the ADSA member rate) who haven’t yet experienced the power of S-PAC (Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences), we are opening S-PAC to everyone, free of charge, for 5 full days!

This is a great opportunity to check out this valuable, one-of-a-kind resource at no cost, or you can take the search challenge created by Dr. Al Kertz, ADSA Vice-President, to be entered into three separate drawings to win a one-year subscription to S-PAC.

S-PAC will be open to all from 12:01 am (US Central Standard Time) on Monday, March 3, 2014, through 11:59 pm on Friday, March 7, 2014.

ADSA will randomly draw 5 winners from those who answer the following questions correctly, on Monday (Monday’s questions), on Wednesday (Wednesday’s questions), and on Friday (Friday’s questions)—15 winners in all—for a free one-year subscription to S-PAC. (“On Monday” means answers submitted from midnight to midnight of that day.) Entrants can win only once. Current S-PAC subscribers are not eligible for this contest.

Monday’s Questions

  1. Insert “DCAD” in Basic Search for only Annual Convention of American Association of Bovine Practitioners. How many articles are identified and what is the 16th one?
  2. How many articles are identified for “DCAD” if the Basic Search is not limited and All Conferences and Books are searched?

Click here to answer Monday’s questions

Wednesday’s Questions:

  1. If “biotin” is inserted in Basic Search for All Conferences and Books, how many articles are found?
  2. If “biotin” is inserted in Basic Search for only the Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference, how many articles are identified and what is the second one?

Click here to answer Wednesday’s questions

Friday’s Questions:

  1. If “feed efficiency” is entered into Basic Search for All Conferences and Books, how many articles are identified?
  2. If “feed efficiency” (title) for All Conferences and Books is entered into Advanced Search for “VandeHaar” (name) for the years 2010 to 2013, how many articles are identified?

Click here to answer Friday’s questions

S-PAC is the most comprehensive database of animal production and management conference proceedings in the world. Topics include nutrition and management, herd health, animal care, and bioethics. As of this writing, 49 participating conferences have contributed 470 sets of proceedings and presentations to this unique and growing searchable collection, making it an essential resource for animal scientists, nutritionists, veterinarians, academicians, consultants, students, and members of industry around the world. Now, S-PAC is being used in the classroom too, providing students with convenient access to real-world applications of current science as well as ADSA’s Large Dairy Herd Management textbook.

Happy Searching!


Al Kertz
Chair of S-PAC Management Committee and ADSA Vice-President


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