An invitation to
Veterinary Medical Practitioners,
April 16, 2005
Sponsored by College of Veterinary
Kansas State University
Conference Contact Hours
8 Clock Hours
Date and Time
Saturday, April 16, 2005
8:00 am – 5:30 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.
If you have any questions please contact Linda Johnson by phone at 785-532-5696 or e-mail at Johnson@vet.ksu.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 conference will focus on production management and prevention of disease in cow herds and feedyards. The topics will include biosecurity and biocontainment programs for cow herds which will include BVD, Johne’s, BLV, and leptospirosis. In addition, we will focus on auditing the health status of a feedyard and hospital pen management. Also, there will be a couple of hours of current medicine and surgical techniques for the bovine.
Dan Thomson, Assistant Professor, Section Head, Agricultural Practices
|8:05 am||Biosecurity – Keeping the Bugs Out of Your Client’s Cow Herds; BVD and Johne’s Disease - Mel Pence|
|10:00 am||Refreshment Break|
|10:15 am||Biosecurity Continued - Mel Pence|
|11:00 am||Biocontainment – Living with the Bugs Our Clients Can’t Avoid - Mel Pence|
|12 noon||Lunch (included with registration fee)|
|1:00 pm||Lameness in Cattle - Melanie Boileau|
|2:00 pm||Treatment Options for Urolithiasis in Ruminants - Melanie Boileau|
|3:00 pm||Refreshment Break|
|3:15 pm||Auditing the Health Status of the Feedyard - Dan Thomson|
|4:15 pm||Hospital Pen Management - Dan Thomson|
|5:15 pm||Questions and Answers|
|5:30 pm||Evaluation & Adjourn|
KSU College of Veterinary Medicine Speakers
DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM
Assistant Professor, Agricultural Practices
K-State College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Boileau received her DVM and completed an internship at the University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She then did a residency at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Boileau joined the KSU faculty in 2004 as an assistant professor in Agricultural Practices. Her primary research interests include food animal neonatology, bovine obstetrics and clinical pharmacology.
Mel Pence, DVM, MS, PAS, Diplomate ABVP (Beef Cattle)
Associate Professor, University of Georgia CVM
Georgia Designated Johne’s Coordinator
Dr. Pence served four years in the Army after which he attended Iowa State University, graduating with a DVM degree. He worked in a cow/calf practice in southern Iowa for 23 years. At the age of fifty-three, he went back to Iowa State University and received a MS in production veterinary medicine; his master’s project was in biosecurity of beef herds. Dr. Pence has been involved with live cattle carcass ultrasound for carcass traits since 1993, receiving Animal Ultrasound Certification. He completed the Beef Cattle Production Management Series at GPVEC at Meat Animal Research Center in 1996. Dr. Pence is currently a member in the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, National Cattleman’s Beef Association, and Georgia Cattlemen’s Association.
Daniel Thomson, PhD, DVM
Assistant Professor, Section Head, Agricultural Practices
K-State College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Thomson attended Iowa State University where he received a BS in Animal Science in 1990. He completed a MS in Ruminant Nutrition from South Dakota State University in 1993 and a PhD in Ruminant Nutrition from Texas Tech University in 1996. He then returned to Iowa State University where he received his DVM in 2000. Dr. Thomson traveled internationally working with neonatal and newly weaned bovine and swine nutrition for American Protein Corporation. Dr. Thomson also started a research company, Premium Animal Research, which focuses on enteric pathogens and food safety in swine, poultry and cattle. Dr. Thomson was an associate veterinarian with Veterinary Research and Consulting Services in Greeley, CO. He then served as the Director of Animal Health and Well-being for Cactus Feeders in Amarillo, TX. Dr. Thomson's responsibilities were supervision of animal health and well-being for 10 commercial feedlots and direction of animal health research at 10,000 head Cactus research facility. Dr. Thomson joined the K-State CVM faculty in the fall of 2004. His area of research interest is the interactions between production management, environment and nutrition on the health and performance of beef cattle.
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