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College of Veterinary Medicine

Manuel F. Chamorro


Clinical Assistant Professor, Agricultural Practices

Phone: 785-532-5700
E-mail: mchamorr@vet.k-state.edu

Professional Training:

  • DVM: National University of Colombia, Bogota
  • Internship:  Kansas State University
  • Residency: Auburn University
  • MS: Auburn University
  • PhD: Auburn University


  • Clinical Skills (3rd year)
  • Food Animal Medicine (3rd year)
  • Food Animal Local Practice (4th year)
  • Food Animal Medicine and Surgery (4th year)
  • Supplemental Food Animal Local Practice (4th year)


  • Dr. Chamorro’s research interests are concentrated on respiratory viruses of cattle and in the effect of colostrum-derived immunity on the immune response to vaccination.
  • Other area of interest for Dr. Chamorro is the  use of bovine colostrum or colostrum replacers as an alternative to reduce disease and the use of antibiotics in calves. 


Dr. Chamorro’s primary clinical interests are medical and surgical conditions affecting food animals especially cattle. In addition, his clinical interests include bovine respiratory disease complex, gastrointestinal disease, metabolic diseases, lameness and surgery in general. 

Selected Publications