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Symposium on Bovine Anaplasmosis to be hosted by K-State College of Veterinary Medicine

K-State’s College of Veterinary Medicine will host its second Symposium on Anaplasmosis May 20, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan, Kansas.

The producer-oriented workshop will highlight the current state of anaplasmosis in the U.S. with an emphasis on Kansas beef cattle. The workshop will feature presentations by national experts on the economic impact of anaplasmosis, prevalence of anaplasmosis, anaplasmosis diagnostic considerations, anaplasmosis treatment and prevention, and the Veterinary Feed Directive. The meeting will include an interactive panel with producers describing their own experiences, challenges and ways of managing anaplasmosis. The symposium will conclude with an overview of anaplasmosis research projects at K-State and opportunities for producer participation.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Hans Coetzee (K-State) Economic impact of anaplasmosis
  • Dr. Mike Apley (K-State) Veterinary Feed Directive
  • Dr. Roger (Bill) Stich (University of Missouri) Vaccination for anaplasmosis
  • Dr. Kathryn Reif (K-State) Implications of anaplasmosis strain diversity
  • Dr. Emily Reppert (K-State) Treatment options for anaplasmosis
  • Dr. Gregg Hanzlicek (K-State) Anaplasmosis diagnostic considerations
  • Dr. Brian Whitlock (University of Tennessee) U.S. prevalence of anaplasmosis

Admission: $25 for cattle producers and the general public. Cost of admission includes lunch and refreshments.

Admission for veterinarians seeking CE credit is $100.

Registration is available here:

For more information, email Dr. Kathryn Reif at or call 785-532-5552.

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