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Kansas State University



Walter Cash





Walter C. Cash

DVM, Kansas State University, 1971
PhD, Physiology, Kansas State University, 1982

Phone: (785) 532-4510




Gross Anatomy of the dog, cat, horse, ox, pig and chicken as well as basic clinically applicable neuroanatomy are major components of the first year curriculum in the College of Veterinary Medicine at KSU. These basic sciences are particularly applicable in the areas of surgery, physical diagnosis and diagnostic imaging as the students prepare for and become practicing veterinarians. The instructors of anatomy give the students a 2 semester experience in dissection and imaging anatomy which amounts to 15 hours of contact time per week for two 15 week semesters. The three animals in which the most detailed anatomical knowledge is learned are the dog, horse and ox. Comparisons are made to the other common domestic species of which the dog, horse and ox are representative. Also because of the uniqueness and diagnostic importance of the nervous system, the students receive a one semester 3 contact hour per week course in clinically applicable neuroanatomy in which they learn the necessary neuroanatomy to interpret common neurological signs and symptoms which will aid in the diagnosis of neurological diseases. In addition to teaching responsibilities, when requested I provide an electrodiagnostic service for the Teaching Hospital and anatomical consults both within and outside the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Selected Publications:

Wetterman, C.A., K.R. Harkin, W.C. Cash, J.C. Nietfield and G.D. Shelton. Hypertrophic muscular dystrophy in a young dog. JAVMA, Vol. 216, No. 6, pp. 878-881, 2000.

Frees, K.E., E.M. Gaughan, J.D. Lillich, J. Cox, D. Gorondy, J.C. Neitfield, G.A. Kennedy and W.C. Cash. Severe complication after intra-lesional formalin treatment of progressive ethmoidal hematoma in a horse. JAVMA, Vol. 219, No. 7, oo, 950-952, 939, 2001.

Troyer, D.L., W.C. Cash, J. Provo-Klimek and G.A. Kennedy. A novel method for preparing histology slides without a microtome. Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia, 31:1-3, 2002.