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.
Dr. Chris Reinhardt
Associate Professor/Feedlot Extension Specialist
A native of Wisconsin, Dr. Reinhardt received a B.S. in Meat and Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin, an M.S. in Nutrition from Texas A&M University, and a Ph.D. in Nutrition from good ol’ Kansas State.
Chris’ focus has been on nutritional and hormonal manipulation of body composition and beef quality. After 11 years in the feed and animal health industries while living in Nebraska, he and his wife Nicole, their four children and black lab are getting settled here in Manhattan. Dr. Reinhardt was hired on at Kansas State University in the
Fall of 2005 as the Feedlot Extension Specialist with a 20% research and 80% extension appointment.
In his spare time Chris enjoys hunting with his sons, church activities, playing guitar with friends, and his family.
B.S. , University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1988
M.S. , Texas A&M University, 1991
Ph.D. , Kansas State University, 1994
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