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Summer 2017 Graduate Course Announcement

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Transboundary Animal Diseases (3 credit hours)                                                    Transboundary Animal Diseases Flyer-image

DMP 995 ref#10211 (Ph.D.)  ||   DMP 895 ref#10206 (M.S.)

Location:  Biosecurity Research Institute at Kansas State University

Campus:  Manhattan, Kansas                          Starting date:  July 2017


This class will focus on recognition of Transboundary Animal Diseases and the understanding of the pathology, epidemiology, and impact of these diseases in the U.S. and worldwide.  Dr. Alfonso Torres, DVM, M.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, former Director of USDA’s Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC), and former U.S. Chief Veterinary Officer, will be conducting the class lectures and discussions. This course covers the same topics given to U.S. and international veterinarians at the PIADC.

Class will meet M-F for two weeks, from 8:00AM to 12:00PM, beginning June 19 and ending June 30.  Additionally, there will be two afternoon sessions (1:00PM to 5:00PM) on June 20 and June 21; and one half-day training session (TBD) conducting demonstrations and hands-on necropsy and diagnostic sample collection by guest lecturer Dr. Bradley Njaa.  All lectures will be at the BRI and the necropsy training session will be held in the KSUCVM necropsy suite.

Prerequisites:  None

Lecture Topics:

  • Global factors contributing to outbreaks of transboundary and emerging diseases of animals
  • International organizations with animal health
  • Diagnostic sample collection and submission
  • Foot-and-mouth disease
  • Vesicular stomatitis and other vesicular diseases of swine
  • Avian influenza and Newcastle disease
  • Classical and African swine fevers
  • Peste des petits ruminants
  • Heartwater
  • Sheep and goat pox
  • Lumpy skin disease
  • Contagious bovine and contagious caprine pleuropneumonia
  • Rift Valley fever
  • East Coast fever
  • Trypanosomosis
  • African horse sickness
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Venezuelan equine encephalitis
  • Dourine and Glanders
  • Hemorrhagic septicemia
  • Screwworm
  • Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies
  • Nipah virus infection
  • Ebola virus disease
  • Other emerging diseases of animals

Course Coordinator/Instructor:
Dana Vanlandingham, Ph.D., M.S., F.R.E.S.
Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University
Email: dlvanlan@vet.k-state.edu

Course Instructor:
Alfonso Torres, DVM, M.S., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Adjunct Faculty DMP CVM KSU
Email: at97@cornell.edu

Guest Lecturer:
Brad Njaa, DVM, MVSc, DAVCP
College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University
Email: blnjaa@vet.k-state.edu


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