Gregg A. Hanzlicek
As director of Production Animal Field Investigations, I assist private practitioners in investigating complex herd health problems. During the investigation process I work with the pathologists and microbiologists within the veterinary diagnostic laboratory. Additionally, senior students in the pathology rotation at the time of the investigation are involved in the planning, site-visit and subsequent write-up of our investigations. I also travel extensively throughout the state of Kansas presenting timely bovine health topics to veterinary practitioners and their clients. I frequently speak at regional and national veterinary and producer meetings on topics including research results, bovine health management and diagnostic strategies. I also serve on professional committees and task forces. Additionally, I am the editor of the bi-monthly Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory newsletter, Diagnostic Insights which targets present diagnostic laboratory clients and KSU-CVM alumni.
I am course coordinator and primary instructor for Cow-Calf Health Systems (CS 611). This course educates students on the prevention, recognition and intervention of common health concerns observed on cow-calf operations. I also am a guest lecturer on dairy cattle health in Principles in Animal Disease Control (AS 540) offered through the Department of Animal Science and Industry. Additionally, I was elected as an advisor to the Kansas State University Student Chapter of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.
My research interests include disease surveillance and monitoring systems for beef and dairy health programs and disease surveys.