Welcome to DocTalk! If you farm, ranch, own a pet or want to know how your food is produced, you’ll find something of interest on every single episode! Each week Dr. Dan Thomson and his guests will discuss important issues related to livestock welfare and management, including current animal agriculture research, ways to keep the food supply safe and companion animal health issues. Guests will include nationally and internationally known veterinarians and animal scientists, including Kansas State University faculty members who conduct clinical research on ways to improve the health and well-being of all kinds of animals. Topics for DocTalk include trichomoniasis in cattle, first aid for horses, choosing a companion animal, food safety issues like E. coli in beef cattle, carbon foot-printing misconceptions related to the beef industry, how dairy producers keep the nation’s milk supply safe, equine dentistry and much more.
Dan Thomson, PhD, DVM is the Assistant Dean of Outreach, Professor and the Jones Professor of Production Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University.
Dr. Thomson received Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degrees at Iowa State University, a Masters of Science at South Dakota State University and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at Texas Tech University. He served as chairman of the World Animal Health Organization Beef Cattle Production and Animal Welfare committee, currently serves as the Global Co-leader for McDonald’s Beef Health and Welfare Committee, serves on the Animal Welfare Advisory Board of the Food Marketing Institute and the Animal Handling Working Group of the Global Food Safety Initiative and is co-chairman of the North American Food Animal Welfare Commission. Prior to joining K-State he served as director of animal health and well-being for Cactus Feeders, the largest cattle feeding company in the world and consulted pork, dairy and beef producers as a partner in a veterinary clinic.
utilizes research, education and outreach to advance the beef industry today and into the future. BCI operates under the principal of: Healthy people, healthy cattle, healthy planet; Food safety, animal welfare and environmental stewardship. BCI conducts training through workshops and via the Internet at www.animalcaretraining.org on beef quality assurance, beef cattle care, humane equine management and continuing education for veterinarians.
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