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Department of Clinical Sciences

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Speakers will present for 35-40 minutes leaving time for questions, suggestions, and socialization. 

Room C2-537
Clinical Programs Center

Refreshments to follow each seminar


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Spring 2013

Department of Clinical Sciences
Seminar Series

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The Spring 2013 Seminar Series will be held on Fridays from
3:00-4:00 PM in Room C2-537, Clinical Programs Center
, unless otherwise noted.
Sponsored by gift support from Nestle-Purina PetCare


Date: Friday, February 15, 2013

Location:  Room C2-537
Speaker: Dr. Bettina Wagner, DVM, Harry M. Zweig Associate Professor in Equine Health, Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

The Wagner Laboratory focuses on research in equine immunology. We are particularly interested in protective mechanisms and cytokine regulation during immune responses to intracellular pathogens, such as Equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1), allergic reactions and neonatal immunology. Other major goals are the development of advanced technologies in veterinary diagnostics and immune reagents for veterinary species.

Title:   Lyme's Disease: New Testing Approaches for dogs and horses

Date: Friday, February 22, 2013
Location: Lecture Hall 3, Veterinary Research Tower
Speaker: Dr. Patrice Mich, DVM, MS, DABVP, DACVA, CCRT, OrthoPets Center for Animal Pain Management and Mobility Solutions, Denver, CO

Title: Orthopets


MARCH 2013

Date: Friday, March 8, 2013
Location:   Room C2-537

Speaker:   Dr.
Adam Boyko, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences

The Boyko laboratory is focused on genomic investigation of dogs as a model of genetic disease and evolutionary genetics. In particular we are interested in understanding how the forces of natural and artificial selection have shaped the domestic dog genome and the genetic architecture underlying the tremendous diversity we see in dogs today.

From Westies to Wolfhounds: The genetic roots of canine phenotypic diversity

Date: Friday, March 29, 2013
Location:  Room C2-537

Speaker: Dr. Samantha A. Brooks, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Equine Genetics, Department of Animal Science
Areas of interest: Gene expression in laminitis, coat color genetics, inheritance of behavioral traits

Title: Galloping into the future: Genomic tools for horse health

APRIL 2013

Date: Friday, April 12, 2013
Location:   Room C2-537
Speaker:   Dr. Erica Behling-Kelly, DVM, Ph.D., DACVP, Assistant Professor, Clinical Pathology, Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Area of interest: Erythrocyte destructive disorders (including immune-mediated hemolytic anemia and hemophagocytic sarcomas/syndromes); vascular biology

Title: Cholesterol and Blood Clots in Dogs

Date: Friday, April 26, 2013
Location: Room C2-537
Speaker: Dr. Boaz Arzi,
DVM, DAVDC, Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service, University of California, Davis

Title: Reconstruction of Critical-Size Mandibular Bone Defects in Dogs Using rhBMP-2

MAY 2013

Date: Friday, May 3, 2013
Location: Room  C2-537
Speaker: Dr. Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc Dipl. ACVIM, University of Guelph - Ontario Veterinary College

Title: The Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease

Date: Friday, May 10, 2013
Location: Room C2-537
Speaker: Dr. Fred Brewer,
DVM, Resident in Cardiology, Department of Clinical Sciences

Title: Role of Acetylcholine and Sinoatrial Voltage and Calcium Clocks in the distribution of impulses from the canine sinus node

Date: Friday, May 17, 2013
Location:   Room C2-537
Speaker:  Dr. Elizabeth Berliner, DVM, MA, Janet L. Swanson Director of Clinical Programs, Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program, Section of Community Practice Services

Title: Herding Cats: Truths, Trials and Tribulations in Shelter Medicine

Date: Friday, May 31, 2013
Location: Room C2-537
Speaker: Dr. Helen Aceto, PhD, VMD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Director of Biosecurity, New Bolton Center
, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine

Title: Seeking Salmonella: Optimizing Detection for Infection Control

JUNE 2013

Date: Friday, June 21, 2013
Location: Room C2-537
Speaker: Dr. Peter Scrivani,
DVM, Assistant Professor, Imaging, Department of Clinical Sciences

Title: Vision Loss in Cats During Anaesthesia for Procedures That Use Mouth Gags