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Biosecurity Research Institute

Summer 2018 Graduate Course

Transboundary Animal Diseases (3 credit hours)
DMP 995 ref#10208 (Ph.D.)
DMP 895 ref#10203 (M.S.)

Location:  Biosecurity Research Institute at Kansas State University

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 face-to-face M-F for one week, from 8:00AM to 12:00PM and 1:00PM to 4:00PM, beginning June 4 and ending June 8.  There will be an additional 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. The remaining course instruction will be online.

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.
Associate Professor
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
KSVDL/Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University
Email: blnjaa@vet.k-state.edu