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September 2023 - Vol. 18, No. 9

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Researchers investigate cow antibodies to stall SARS-CoV-2 virus

Drs. Waithaka Mwangi and KC Chang

Drs. Waithaka Mwangi and Kyeong-Ok Chang have lent their skills in immunology and virology, respectively, to a scientific team that is exploring the possibilities of battling the SARS-CoV-2 virus with cow antibodies as part of a potential therapeutic treatment.

KSVDL promotes rabies awareness with poster contest for K-12 students in Kansas

World Rabies Day poster contest

In conjunction with World Rabies Day on Sept. 28, the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is shedding light on the relentless battle against rabies, an ongoing global public health threat, through the launch of a poster competition for school children in Kansas. See this page for the rules/guidelines.

Fourth-year students help Birthing Center get 'social' at the Kansas State Fair

State Fair students

There was a great deal of activity this year at the Birthing Center at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. Fourth-year students gave multiple live reports each day via Facebook and shared tons of photos, which can be seen at Some of the videos are posted on the CVM YouTube channel.

South African National Research Foundation gives A-Rating award to Dr. Juergen Richt

Dr. Juergen RichtThe CVM's Dr. Juergen Richt was one of four University of Pretoria winners at the recent 2023 National Research Foundation Awards, South Africa's most prestigious academic awards. He was recognized as a recipient of an NRF A-rating for his work in veterinary tropical diseases.

K-State beef cattle experts share advice on how to keep cattle calm

By Morning Ag Clips

Cattle Chat team

Anyone who has helped move cattle can share that processing time is often stressful not only for the animals but the people as well. To minimize everyone’s stress, a team of experts at the Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute offers some advice on how to keep things running smoothly on processing day.

Sunset Zoo's 90th anniversary highlights CVM faculty

By Manhattan Mercury

Dr. James CarpenterDr. Jim Carpenter was honored by Sunset Zoo early last month when it was celebrating its 90th anniversary.
Dr. Carpenter has provided service for one-third of the zoo's existence — and another K-State veterinarian helped establish the zoo in 1933 and provide animal care for 43 years: Dr. E.J. Frick.

K-State faculty release new record-keeping app for cattle producers

By Drovers Journal

cattleThe CVM's Dr. Bob Larson teamed up with K-State Livestock Economist Ted Schroeder to develop a record-keeping app for cattle producers that is now available for iPhones and Android devices. The "CalfDex" app is free to download and was designed for use in the field, even where cell phone service is not available.


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More activities and accomplishments in the College of Veterinary Medicine:

Dr. Ron Orchard and the Shelter Medicine Outreach team participated in a harm reduction event at the Northeast Summer Block Party at Concourse Park in Kansas City, Missouri, Aug. 12.

Drs. Elizabeth Perry, Katie Delph Miller, Chris Blevins, Nora Springer, Beth Davis and Kaori Knights published, “Investigation of Bovine Serum Albumin specific IgE expression in horses,” in Equine Veterinary Education, the British Equine Veterinary Association Journal in August.

Drs. Loren Easterwood, Ken Harkin and Amy Rankin published, “Oral voriconazole therapy in cats with histoplasmosis yielded mild side effects and a favorable outcome,” in the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association in August.

Drs. Neala Boyer and Sue Nelson were contributing authors to the publication, “Influence of age and vaccination interval on canine parvovirus, distemper virus, and adenovirus serum antibody titers,” published in the August edition of ScienceDirect.

Dr. Kate KuKanich was a contributing author to the publication, “Prevalence of antibiotic use for dogs and cats in United States veterinary teaching hospitals, August 2020,” published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine in August 2023.

Lilli Heinen, fourth-year veterinary student, and Drs. Brad White, Dave Amrine and Bob Larson’s abstract, “Evaluation of predictive models to determine final outcome for feedlot cattle based on information available at first treatment for bovine respiratory disease,” originally published in the American Journal of Veterinary Research, was just published in the American Association of Beef Practitioners Newsletter.

Drs. Mackenzie Gray and Kate KuKanich published, “Top 5 Severe Adverse Effects of Antimicrobials,” in the Clinician’s Brief.

Dr. Morgan Johnson won the 2023 ACVO Manuscript Award for Case Report/Case Series for her paper entitled, ‘Diminished pupillary light reflexes, elevated third eyelids, and decreased tear production are commonly associated with canine dysautonomia’ (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association). This is a competitive resident manuscript award competition. Drs. Amy Rankin and Jessica Meekins are co-authors.

Dr. Jayme Souza-Neto has been appointed associate editor for the journal Frontiers in Malaria. This is a new journal under the traditional scientific publisher Frontiers, and he will be part of the first cohort of editors that will help to consolidate and shape the journal’s mission.

Jiashi Feng, Class of 2025, has been chosen for one of three awards being granted this year under the Guy S. Hohenhaus Veterinary Student Travel Scholarship fund. This will hopefully allow Jiashi to attend the 2023 USAHA/AAVLD Annual Meeting.

New issue of One Health Newsletter includes veterinary connections

One Health Newsletter Sept. 2023The latest issue of the One Health Newsletter, published by K-State, spotlights stories about food security, biosecurity challenges, antimicrobial-resistance mitigation efforts in Ethiopia and more. Some of the contributors have connections to the CVM and the Master of Public Health Program, the latter of which is housed in the CVM. See the new issue online.

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