An invitation to
Veterinary Medical Practitioners,
Saturday, September 22, 2007
College of Veterinary Medicine
Date and Time
Saturday, September 22, 2007
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Conference Contact Hours
6.0 Clock Hours
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 in the building to direct you to registration.
K-State CVM Faculty, Staff, and Student 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.
The 17th Annual Equine Fall Conference will focus on areas of equine veterinary medicine in which there have been recent advances in the last 5 to 10 years. Topics will range from reproduction, to common diseases of performance horses, to geriatric equine medicine.
|8:30 am||Welcome and Introductions
– Ralph Richardson, Dean, K-State CVM
– Elizabeth Davis, Assistant Professor and Section Head, Equine Medicine
|8:45 am||The Beginning: Endometritis in Mares
– Maria Ferrer
|9:45 am||The First Year: Respiratory Disease in Weanlings
– Shane DeWitt
|10:45 am||Refreshment Break|
|11:00 am||The Performance Years: Review of Muscle Diseases
– Beth Davis
|12:00 n||Catered Luncheon (Included with registration)|
|1:00 pm||The Performance Years: Upper Airway Diseases and
Surgery in Performance Horses.
– Warren Beard
|2:00 pm||Refreshment Break|
|2:15 pm||The Performance Years: Pastern and Hock Arthritis:
Managing Pain in the Low-motion Joints
– Michelle Delco
|3:15 pm||Refreshment Break|
|3:30 pm||From Middle Age and Beyond: Metabolic Syndrome
and Pars Pituitary Intermedia Dysfunction
– Laurie Beard
|4:30 pm||Questions & Answers, Evaluation and Adjourn|
K-State Conference Speakers
DVM, MS, DACVIM
Associate Professor, Equine Internal Medicine
Dr. Beard earned her DVM in 1991 from Washington State University. She then did an internship at the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY. Dr. Beard completed both her residency in equine internal medicine and her master’s degree at Ohio State University in 1995. Dr. Beard worked as an associate professor at Ohio State for 6 years before joining the K-State faculty as an associate clinical professor of equine internal medicine.
Warren Beard, DVM, MS, DACVS
Professor, Equine Surgery
Dr. Beard received his BS and DVM degrees from Texas A & M University in 1981 and 1983 respectively. He entered private practice in Dickinson, TX for two years before beginning a residency at Ohio State University. He completed his surgical residency and received an MS degree in Surgical Sciences in 1988. Following the residency he began a clinical instructorship as the emergency surgeon at Ohio State University for one year. Dr. Beard remained on faculty as an equine surgeon for 14 more years as an assistant and in 1995 as an associate professor before joining the K-State faculty in 2004.
Elizabeth Davis, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Assistant Professor and Section Head, Equine Medicine & Surgery
Dr. Elizabeth Davis received her DVM degree in 1996 from the University of Florida. She completed both an internship and a residency at K-State and is a 2002 ACVIM Large Animal Diplomate. Dr. Davis earned her PhD from K-State in 2004 in Equine Innate Immunity and is currently an assistant professor and section head of equine medicine and surgery.
Michelle Delco, DVM, DACVS
Assistant Professor, Equine Surgery
Dr. Delco received her DVM degree from Cornell University. She completed an internship at Rood and Riddle in Lexington, Kentucky then moved to California to complete an equine surgery residency at UC-Davis. Michelle joined the K-State faculty in 2006 as a clinical assistant professor of equine surgery.
Shane DeWitt, DVM, DACVIM
Assistant Professor, Equine Field Service
Dr. DeWitt received his DVM degree in 2000 from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada. Upon graduation, he entered private practice in Pennsylvania, performing mainly equine service, but working with all large animal species. In July of 2001, he began a threeyear Internal Medicine residency at Tufts’ University in North Grafton, MA. Currently he is an Assistant Professor in Equine Field Service at K-State.
Maria Ferrer, DVM, MS, DACT
Clinical Assistant Professor, Theriogenology
Dr. Ferrer received her Veterinary Degree from the University of Buenos Aires in 2000. In 2005, Maria completed her MS from Louisiana State and became a Diplomate of the American Academy of Theriogenology. Maria joined the K-State faculty in August of 2006 as a clinical assistant professor of theriogenology
Thank you to the following for their contributions to this conference.
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.
A block of rooms has been reserved at both the Clarion Hotel and
the Holiday Inn at the Campus. The block rates are listed below.
Please refer to the “Vet Med Equine Conference” when reserving
Clarion Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn)
530 Richards Drive, 785-539-5311
Rooms: $85 + tax • Cutoff date: August 31
Holiday Inn at the Campus (formerly Ramada Inn)
17th and Anderson, 785-539-7531
Rooms: $89 + tax • Cutoff date: August 22
Other motels in Manhattan are listed below.
Comfort Inn, 150 E. Poyntz Ave., 785-770-8000
Econo Lodge, 1501 Tuttle Creek Blvd., 785-539-5391
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
Regency Inn, 419 Holiday Drive, 785-537-0630
Super 8 Motel, 200 Tuttle Creek Blvd., 785-537-8468
If you have any questions please contact Linda Johnson (785-532- 4024, VMCE@vet.k-state.edu) or Marci Ritter (785-532-4020, VMCE@vet.k-state.edu), Veterinary Medical Continuing Education and Outreach at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University.
If you have questions regarding registration information, call
Rebecca at 785-532-5569.
Manhattan area information
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