Date and Time
Saturday, October 11, 2003
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Frick Auditorium, Mosier Hall, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1800 Denison, Manhattan, KS
Frick Auditorium is located on the second floor of Mosier Hall. Enter at the Emergency Entrance. Signs will be posted to direct you to registration.
Parking is available on the west side (off Denison Avenue) and on the east side (off Jardine Drive) of the Veterinary Medical Complex. A parking permit is not required for weekend parking. Do not park in the client parking or reserved stalls as you may get ticketed.
If you have any questions please contact Linda Johnson by phone at 785-532-5696 or email her at VMCE@vet.k-state.edu, Veterinary Medical Continuing Education at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University. If you have questions regarding registration information, call Rebecca at 785-532-5569.
This workshop is designed to assist pet breeders in enhancing the health and well being of their dogs. Timely information on neonatal care of puppies, puppy socialization, and preventive medicine will be presented. Also, there will be discussions on kennel design, canine nutrition, transportation of dogs, and adequate veterinary care.
Welcome and Workshop Overview
Workshop Moderator - Dr. William Fortney, KSU CVM
Welcome - Dr. Ralph Richardson, Dean, KSU CVM
Welcome - USDA Representative
National Animal Care Update
Dr. Ed Slauter, USDA
Neonatal Care and Puppy Socialization
Dr. William Fortney, KSU CVM
Dr. Don Bramlage, Lambriar Kennels
Lunch (provided with registration)
Pet Animal Act Update
Ms. Debra Duncan, Kansas Animal Health Department
Dr. Amy Bartholomew and Dr. Jeff Baker, USDA
Planning for Innovative, Unique, or Alternate Kennel Designs
Mr. Faron Greenough & Mr. Ben Flerage, Animal Care Inspectors
Transportation: What is Best for Your Dogs
Mr. Karl Thornton, Animal Care Inspector
Adequate Veterinary Care: USDA Perspective
Dr. Ruth Bakker, USDA
Question & Answers - Panel of Speakers
Jeff Baker, DVM
Dr. Baker received his DVM from Oklahoma State University. Following graduation, he practiced small animal medicine in Fayetteville, AR with an interest in internal medicine and dermatology. He joined the Animal Care team in January 2003 and is presently the Veterinary Medical Officer for western Arkansas.
Dr. Bakker received her DVM degree from Iowa State University in 1984. She practiced in Davenport, Iowa in a small animal/exotic practice for 3 years and in Louisville, Kentucky in a mixed animal practice for 4 years. Ruth has served as a Veterinary Medical Officer with the USDA since 1991.
Dr. Bartholomew completed graduate studies at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing, China in 1996 and received her DVM degree from the Ohio State University in 2000. She completed an internship in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Georgia in 2001 prior to joining USDA as a VMO in the Atlanta, GA area.
Dr. Bramlage completed his DVM in 1985 from Kansas State University followed by a 2-year residency at the Ohio State University. He then opened a small animal practice in Beatrice, Nebraska. Don has been associated with Lambriar, Inc. for 15 years and is their full-time staff veterinarian. He examines puppies, performs surgeries, and is the primary consulting liaison between Lambriar, breeders and pet stores. His interests are in reproduction genetics, pediatrics and public speaking.
Ms. Duncan received her law degree from Washburn University in Topeka. Debra is the Director of the Animal Facilities Inspection Program in the Kansas Animal Health Department and has served in this capacity for the past eight years. Prior to that, she worked for the Legislative Research Department as a budget analyst.
Mr. Flerage attended Rend Lake College after his military duties and received an associate degree. He worked for the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension as a technician and has an extensive agriculture background. He joined USDA as an animal technician in 1987. He joined animal care in 1990.
William Fortney, DVM
Dr. Fortney received his DVM from the University of Missouri in 1974. He completed an internship and residency at Purdue University prior to joining the Kansas State University clinical faculty in 1978. Dr. Fortney has been a national lecturer on old dogs and cats issues since 1990. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology.
Mr. Greenough currently resides in central Nebraska and is the Animal Care Inspector for central and western Nebraska as well as north central and northwest Kansas. He has been employed as an Animal Care Inspector with USDA since 2001. He received his Associates Degree in Livestock Production from Northeast Community College in Nebraska. Faron and his wife currently maintain a horse operation in Nebraska.
Dr. Slauter received his DVM degree from Iowa State University in 1972. Ed has been working in the USDA Animal Care program for the past 12½ years as a Veterinary Medical officer in Missouri. His area was extended to include Kansas two years ago.
Mr. Thornton has been with Animal Care since March of 2002. He has worked with animals his entire life, growing up on a dairy farm that was later converted to a cow/calf operation. He and his wife operate a small cow/calf 300 acre farm and rent 200 acres for hay. Before joining USDA, Mr. Thornton worked for the Neosho County Sheriff's department as a deputy. He is still a certified Kansas law-enforcement officer.
U.S. Department of Agriculture APHIS, Animal Care