This conference has been developed to meet the needs of the many practitioners who regularly or occasionally treat small ruminants. This conference will feature Kansas State University faculty Drs. Shelie Laflin, Meredyth Jones, Matt Miesner, Brian Faris and David Anderson.
College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University
Date and Time
Friday, December 11, 2009
8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Practice Management Center, Trotter Hall, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1700 Denison, Manhattan, KS.
Practice Management Center is located on the fourth floor of Trotter Hall. Enter at the Dean’s Office Entrance. Signs will be posted to direct you to registration.
Conference Contact Hours
7.75 Clock Hours
A parking permit IS required to park on campus Monday-Friday. You will receive additional parking permit information when you register for the conference. Parking is available on the west side (off Denison Avenue) and on the east side (off Jardine Drive) of the Veterinary Medical Complex. Do not park in the client parking or reserved stalls as you may get ticketed.
|8:00 am||Parasite Management – Shelie Laflin
|8:45 am||Pregnancy Diagnosis – Ultrasound – Shelie Laflin
|9:30 am||Congenital Defects – Shelie Laflin
|10:00 am||Refreshment Break
|10:15 am||C-section in Sheep and Goats – David Anderson
|10:45 am||Fracture Management in Sheep and Goats – David Anderson
|11:30 am||Optimizing Nutrition and Management of Sheep – Brian Faris
|12:15 pm||Lunch (included with registration)
|1:15 pm||Optimizing Nutrition and Management of Goats continued – Brian Faris
|2:00 pm||Interpretation of Blood Work in Small Ruminants – Meredyth Jones
|2:45 pm||Appropriate Drug Usage in Small Ruminants – Meredyth Jones
|3:30 pm||Refreshment Break
|4:00 pm||Chronic Weight Loss in Small Ruminants – Matt Miesner
|4:45 pm||Diagnosis and Treatment of Neurologic Diseases of Small Ruminants – Matt Miesner
Questions & Answers
K-State Conference Speakers
David Anderson, DVM, MS, DACVS
Professor and Section Head, Agricultural Practices
Dr. Anderson received his DVM from North Carolina State University. He then completed a 1-year internship in medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia and a 3-year residency at Kansas State University. Dr. Anderson became a board certified specialist in surgery in 1995. While at Kansas State University, he earned a MS degree in Clinical Sciences. After 11 years at Ohio State University as Head of Food Animal Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Anderson returned to K-State in 2006 as Professor and Section Head of Agricultural Practices.
Brian Faris, PhD
Assistant Professor, Animal Science and Industry
Dr. Faris earned his Ph.D. in Animal Science (Repro) from New Mexico State University in 2004. Prior to coming to Kansas, Brian served as the Extension 4-H Youth Livestock Specialist at North Carolina State University. Dr. Faris now serves K-State as the Sheep & Meat Goat Specialist with a 70% Extension and 30% Teaching appointment. His extension duties involve conducting educational programs for purebred and commercial sheep and meat goat producers throughout Kansas and working closely with county extension agents to bring the latest research information and production practices to the counties so it may be relayed to the producers.
Meredyth Jones, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Clinical Assistant Professor, Agricultural Practices
Dr. Jones received her DVM from Oklahoma State University in 2002. She entered private practice at the Midway Veterinary Clinic in Brandenburg, Kentucky for one year. She then completed a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine-Emphasis Food Animal and received an MS degree in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences at Oklahoma State University in 2006. Dr. Jones joined the K-State faculty in July of 2006.
Shelie Laflin, DVM
Assistant Professor, Agricultural Practices
Dr. Laflin graduated from the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. After graduating, she completed an internship in Food Animal Medicine at Colorado State University. Since then she has taught as a clinical instructor in Food Animal Medicine and Surgery at Kansas State University and has expanded her duties in clinical teaching as an assistant professor. Her primary interests are small ruminant production and individual medicine plus beef cattle individual and preventative medicine. She is involved with providing beef cattle carcass ultrasound services.
Matt Miesner, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Clinical Assistant Professor, Agricultural Practices
Dr. Miesner received his DVM from Washington State University in 1999. He then practiced as an associate veterinarian in general private practice in Pasco, Washington before beginning a residency in Food Animal Medicine and Surgery at Ohio State University. After his residency Dr. Miesner remained at OSU as a clinical instructor and a year later was appointed as an assistant.
If you have questions regarding registration information, please call Rebecca at 785-532-5569.
A block of rooms has been reserved at both the Clarion Hotel and the Holiday Inn at the Campus. The block rates and cutoff dates are listed below. Please refer to the “Small Ruminant Conference” when reserving your room.
We advise you to make your room reservations as soon as possible as rooms are limited in Manhattan and blocks are reserved on room availability, first-come first-served basis.
Clarion, 530 Richards Drive, 785-539-5311
Rooms: $109.00 + tax · Cutoff date: November 13
Holiday Inn - Campus, 1641 Anderson Ave, 785-539-7531
Rooms: $99.95 + tax · Cutoff date: November 10
Other motels in Manhattan are listed below.
Best Western, 601 E Poyntz Ave., 785-537-8300
Fairfield Inn, 300 Colorado St., 785-539-2400
Hampton Inn, 501 E. Poyntz Ave., 785-539-5000
Motel 6, 510 Tuttle Creek Blvd., 785-537-1022
Quality Inn, 150 E. Poyntz Ave., 785-770-8000
Super 8 Motel, 200 Tuttle Creek Blvd., 785-537-8468
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