Continuing Education
College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University
2-A Trotter Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-4528
vmce@vet.k-state.edu

Training Offerings

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    Bovine
  • Morphology Part I - Technique   - $20
    Instructor: Dr. Nora Schrag
    CE Credits Earned: 0.5
    In this first of a two-part seminar, Dr. Schrag describes methods for semen collection and evaluation for bulls.
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  • Morphology Part II - Interpretation   - $20
    Instructor: Dr. Nora Schrag
    CE Credits Earned: 0.5
    In this second of a two-part seminar, Dr. Nora Schrag discusses common sperm abnormalities and reporting formats for bull soundness evaluations.
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  • Role of Momentum in Beef Herd Fertility   - $20
    Instructor: Dr. Robert Larson
    CE Credits Earned: 0.5
    Overall percentage of exposed cows that become pregnant and the percent of cows that become pregnant in the first 21 days of the breeding season have tremendous impact on pounds weaned per cow exposed. In this video seminar, Dr. Robert Larson discusses data from K-State and other sources that indicate that are significant profitability differences between cow-calf producers and differences in pounds weaned per cow exposed between ranches also has a tremendous impact on profitability.
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  • Heifer Development to Set-up Beef Herd Reproductive Momentum   - $20
    Instructor: Dr. Robert Larson
    CE Credits Earned: 0.5
    Heifer development that results in all replacement heifers calving early (prior to start of mature cow calving season) will provide benefits for the herd throughout each replacement’s lifetime. Dr. Robert Larson highlights the importance of establishing a comprehensive plan to establish and then protect reproductive momentum in a beef herd through a series of veterinary interventions provides valuable services to cow-calf clients and a sustainable relationship between beef producers and their veterinarians.
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  • Bull Injuries Above the Knee and Ankles   - $20
    Instructor: Dr. Matt Miesner
    CE Credits Earned: 0.5
    Dr. Miesner reviews less-commonly discussed bull injuries such as upper limb, back and stifle injuries. He also discusses mandible casting, castration and horn injuries.
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  • Mature Bull Evaluation   - $20
    Instructor: Dr. Robert Larson
    CE Credits Earned: 0.5
    Dr. Larson discusses consideration for mature bulls.
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  • Management of the Young Bull   - $20
    Instructor: Dr. Shelie Laflin
    CE Credits Earned: 0.5
    Dr. Laflin reviews evaluations for young bulls, including the impact of disease and nutrition.
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  • Testing for Disease with Persistent Carrier States   - $20
    Instructor: Dr. Mike Sanderson
    CE Credits Earned: 0.5
    Dr. Sanderson reviews concepts related to the testing for diseases including sensitivity, specificity and predictive values. Specific diseases discussed include such as Johnes Disease, Tritrichomonas and BVDV.
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  • Supplementing Cows on Poor to Moderate Forage   - $20
    Instructor: Dr. Robert Larson
    CE Credits Earned: 0.5
    Highlighting the importance of nutrients, Dr. Larson discusses ideas related to body condition and reproductive efficiency when using poor quality forage.
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  • Management Plans to Prevent Calf Scours   - $20
    Instructor: Dr. Mike Sanderson
    CE Credits Earned: 0.5
    In this seminar, Dr. Sanderson talks about calf and environmental management plans designed to reduce the prevalence of calf scours in cow-calf herds.
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  • Dealing with Field Dystocia   - $30
    Instructor: Dr. Shelie Laflin
    CE Credits Earned: 0.75
    In this seminar, Dr. Laflin discusses lessons she has learned about dealing with dystocia, including how drugs and dam position can affect the situation.
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  • Seminal Vesiculitis   - $20
    Instructor: Dr. Mike Sanderson
    CE Credits Earned: 0.5
    In this video, Dr. Sanderson reviews what is known about the causes, diagnosis and treatment of seminal vesiculitis.
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  • Adding Value to Pregnancy Detection   - $20
    Instructor: Dr. Brad White
    CE Credits Earned: 0.5
    Dr. White discusses the value of using pregnancy-check information for creating histograms that can be used as a diagnostic tool.
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  • Bull Penis Problems   - $20
    Instructor: Dr. Matt Miesner
    CE Credits Earned: 0.5
    In this presentation, Dr. Miesner reviews treatments relating to common bull injuries such as hematomas and prepucial problems.
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  • Bovine Eye Problems   - $30
    Instructor: Dr. Matt Miesner
    CE Credits Earned: 0.75
    Dr. Miesner discusses eye problems and treatments related to cattle, such as proptosed eyes, squamous cell carcinoma and anesthesia options for treatments.
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  • Abortion-Causing Disease - IBR and Neospora   - $20
    Instructor: Dr. Robert Larson
    CE Credits Earned: 0.5
    In this video, Dr. Larson reviews what is known about two common causes of abortions in cattle, Neosporosis and IBR. Clinical signs, transmission and diagnosis for each disease are discussed.
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