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Fort Dodge Brings
Symposium to MU

Fort Dodge Animal Health presented a Student Food Animal Symposium at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine April 18-19, 2009. Students from veterinary colleges at Purdue, Iowa State, Kansas State, University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin and Oklahoma State, joined students from the MU CVM to listen to lectures and participate in laboratories.

Among the topics covered during the two-day symposium lectures were “Food Safety and Bioterrorism,” “Estrus Synchronization,” “The Swine Industry of 2009 and Herd Health Management,” “Poisonous Plants,” “Common Food-Animal Intoxicants,” and “Food-Animal Practice and the Strategic Use of Veterinary Technicians in 2009 Practice.”

A series of 60-minute laboratories gave the approximately 75 participants the chance to gain hands-on experience. The labs included mastitis, swine necropsy, calf and sheep physical examinations, reproductive ultrasound and a breeding soundness examination of a bull.

Fort Dodge has conducted three food animal symposiums for students at different locations around the country.

Dr. Loren G. Schultz of the MU CVM discusses breeding soundness with a group of students during the Fort Dodge Food Animal Symposium.


Dr. Dawna Voelkl of the MU CVM demonstrates ultrasound technology.


Dr. Dietrich Volkmann of the MU CVM explains to a group of students the use of ultrasound imagery in reproductive medicine.


Dr. Mac Devin of Fort Dodge Animal Health discusses injections sites and beef quality assurance during a calf necropsy.

Dr. Jerry Woodruff of Fort Dodge Animal Health presents a lecture on “Concepts of Vaccination, Vaccine Care and Handling,” during the Fort Dodge Student Food Animal Symposium held at the MU CVM.


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