Dr. John Pickrell
Most Common Poisonous Plants of Cattle
October 4, 6, 11, 12 and 13
Back by Popular Demand . . .
The Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine brings VetBytes Continuing Education to your clinic. We are offering three continuing education audio conference seminars for Fall 2004. Each seminar provides one (1) conference contact hour and anyone in the clinic is welcome to participate.
30 minute teleconference seminar followed by a 30 minute live Question and Answer (Q&A) session.
$75 per clinic for one session of one seminar.
$200 per clinic for one session of each of the three seminars.
You Will Receive
1 presentation booklet (additional copies available at $15 each)
1 audio line for listening to the presentation and participating in the following Q&A session (the phone number will be provided with your registration confirmation materials)
1 Conference Contact Hour for each participant. Any number of people may participate in each clinic for the single clinic fee.
Opportunity to view the presentation on the internet, system requirements listed below (website provided with registration confirmation materials)
You Will Need
If you're viewing the presentation on-line, the minimum system requirements are: 56K modem and a web browser – Internet Explorer or Netscape, version 4.0 or newer.
Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine is offering each seminar for one Continuing Education contact hour. Please be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery. Participants should check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by the board.
For More Information
If you have any questions contact Dr. Linda Johnson 785-532-5696 (e-mail JOHNSON@vet.ksu.edu), or Marci Ritter 785-532-4020 (e-mail email@example.com) Veterinary Medical Continuing Education at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University. If you have questions about registration, call Rebecca Frakes at 785-532-5569.
Ticks: What You Don't Know May Hurt Your Practice
Changing tick ecology and introduction of new acaracides is altering our ability to control ticks on dogs and cats. Seminar will cover effects of multiple tick species, prolonged life cycles, high reproductive capacity, and alternate hosts on tick control. Information will also be presented on treatment and management of ticks infesting dogs and cats.
Dr. Michael Dryden,
DVM, MS, PhD
Professor of Veterinary Parasitology
Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology
Dr. Dryden received his BS in 1981 and his DVM in 1984 from Kansas State University. Mike was in private practice for 2.5 years. He received his MS in 1988 and his PhD in 1990 from Purdue University. His primary research focus is on the biology and control of fleas infesting dogs and cats. Mike has presented over 350 invited seminars/lectures in 21 different countries and presented over 65 scientific papers. In 1995 he received the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence for his contribution to the advancement of Veterinary Medicine. Mike joined the K-State faculty in 1990 and is currently a Professor of Veterinary Parasitology.
Dryden Seminar Dates and Times:
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|Monday||Sept 20||1 pm||12 noon||11 am||10 am|
|Friday||Sept 24||2 pm||1 pm||12 noon||11 am|
|Monday||Sept 27||12 noon||11 am||10 am||9 am|
|Friday||Oct 1||1 pm||12 noon||11 am||10 am|
Most Common Poisonous Plants of Cattle
Cattle are commonly intoxicated with several poisonous plants. Most commonly are those with nitrates which cause oxidation of nitrate to nitrite, leading to the formation of methemoglobin which does not exchange oxygen and causes dyspnea. Amaranthus and Sorghum are good examples of plants that may be sufficiently high in nitrates to cause intoxication. Cattle may also consume toxic amounts of endophyte infested fescue (Festuca). This fungus (acremonium coenaphilum) can induce thermal intolerance (summer slump) or reproductive problems such as abortions. Thirdly, plants high in cyanide can block cytochrome processes and cause rapidly fatal conditions. Sorghums and cherries (prunus) are common examples of plants with sufficient cyanogenic glycosides to cause cyanide to be released and intoxicate cattle. Finally cattle may consume Japanese Yew (Taxus) which is rapidly cardiotoxic to cattle, causing death in less than 1 day.
Dr. John Pickrell,
DVM, PhD, DABT
Associate Professor, Environmental Toxicology
Dr. Pickrell received his BS in Veterinary Medicine in 1963, his DVM in 1965, and his MS and PhD degrees in Veterinary Medical Science in 1968 from the University of Illinois, Urbana, IL. He has been certified in General Toxicology with the American Board of Toxicology since 1983. John’s primary research focus is pulmonary injury and estimation of risk and how students learn. He has presented more than 60 invited presentations in 6 different countries and published more than 80 scientific presentations. Dr. Pickrell joined the K-State CVM faculty in 1988 and is currently an associate professor of Toxicology.
Pickrell Seminar Dates and Times:
|Monday||Oct 4||12 noon||11 am||10 am||9 am|
|Wed||Oct 6||12 noon||11 am||10 am||9 am|
|Monday||Oct 11||1 pm||12 noon||11 am||10 am|
|Tuesday||Oct 12||1 pm||12 noon||11 am||10 am|
|Wed||Oct 13||1 pm||12 noon||11 am||10 am|
Canine Mast Cell Tumors: The Whiches and Whys of Surgery, Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy
This seminar will cover prognostic factors and treatment options for canine mast cell tumors using case examples to demonstrate when each treatment option (i.e. surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy) is appropriate.
Dr. Ruthanne Chun,
Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Clinical Sciences
Dr. Chun received her DVM degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an internship at Cornell University and a residency at Purdue University. She was a clinical instructor in oncology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before joining K-State faculty in 1997.
Chun Seminar Dates and Times:
|Monday||Nov 22||12 noon||11 am||10 am||9 am|
|Tuesday||Nov 23||1 pm||12 noon||11 am||10 am|
|Monday||Nov 29||1 pm||12 noon||11 am||10 am|
|Tuesday||Nov 30||2 pm||1 pm||12 noon||11 am|
|Wed||Dec 1||12 noon||11 am||10 am||9 am|
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