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KAREN LEE JACOBSEN, BS, DVM, MS

Curriculum Vitae:



 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

Dr. Karen L. Jacobsen 

706-340-0999 cell

email:    kljvet@gmail.com   

 

 

PERSONAL:

 

            Date of Birth: February 9, 1951       

            Place of Birth: New York, NY

            Marital Status: Married to Michael E. Mispagel, Ph.D.

 

 

PRESENT POSITION(s):       

 

               Veterinary Practice Owner, Farm Animal Resources & Management,LLC

                        Areas of Expertise:  Leukocyte Interferons and Veterinary Immunotherapy, Dairy nutrition, dairy youngstock, reproduction, mastitis control, labor training (in Spanish & English), vaccinations, treatment protocols, cow comfort & housing, economics, dairy records & analysis

                        Website:  www.KarenJacobsen.net

 

EDUCATION:              

                       

            Post‑Doctoral Fellow in Immunohematology - College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, 1981‑82         

            Master of Science ‑ Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 1982 

            Residency  - Food Animal Medicine & Surgery, Michigan State University, 1979-81    

            Internship - Food Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Georgia, 1978-79

            Doctor of Veterinary Medicine ‑ University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 1978       

            Bachelor of Science ‑ Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH, 1973

            Summa Cum Laude Graduate: Class Rank: 1 of 660,  Paschal High School, Ft. Worth, TX, 1969

 

AWARDS, HONORS: 

           President's Volunteer Service Award (Issued by the U. S. President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, Winrock International, 2014.      

           President's Volunteer Service Award (Issued by the .U.S. President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation), Winrock International, 2012.

          Fred C. Davison Award for Distinguished Veterinary Alumnus, University of Georgia Omega Tau Sigma Eta Chapter, 2004.

            Partner in Education, Chamber of Commerce, Oconee County, Georgia, 1995-1997.

            Annual Phi Zeta Award for Excellence in Teaching, Xi Chapter, received 1992.

            Annual Phi Zeta Award for Excellence in Teaching, Xi Chapter, received 1991.

            Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, initiated 1991.

            Outstanding Teacher of the Year, awarded by the University of Georgia Veterinary Class of 1992, received 1991.   

            Outstanding Teacher of the Year, awarded by the University of Georgia Veterinary Class of 1991, received 1990.

            Outstanding Teacher of the Year, awarded by the University of Georgia Veterinary Class of 1990, received 1989.

            Outstanding Teacher of the Year, awarded by the University of Georgia Veterinary Class of 1988, received 1987.

            AGHON Agricultural Honor Society, Honorary Member, initiated 1989.

            Recognition for Superior Teaching, University of Georgia Awards Day, 1988.

            Norden Distinguished Teacher Award, University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1987.

            Phi Zeta Award for Scholarship and Research Achieved by a Veterinarian Pursuing an Advanced Degree, 1982.

            Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society, initiated 1978.

            Student Women's Veterinary Medical Association Award ‑ Outstanding Senior Woman, 1978.

            University of Georgia Alumni Association Award, 1976, 1977.

            University of Georgia Downing‑Nix Award, 1975.

            State of Georgia Ty Cobb Association Scholarship, 1975, 1976, 1977.

            Antioch College‑ awarded Academic Scholarship, 1969‑1973.

            American Field Service (AFS) Exchange Student Scholarship to Scotland, 1968.

 

 

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE:

 

Professional Positions Held Since Veterinary Degree:      

2000-present:  Veterinary Practice Owner,  Farm Animal Resources & Management, LLC (FARM, LLC), 1120 Cherokee Circle, Athens, GA  30606  USA

1989‑2000:  Associate Professor (Jointly Appointed), Department of Large Animal Medicine and Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA  30602  USA

1982‑1989:  Assistant Professor (Jointly Appointed), Department of Large Animal Medicine and Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA  30602  USA

1981‑1982:  Post‑Doctoral Fellow in Immunohematology, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 USA

1979‑1981: Instructor, Food Animal Medicine and Surgery, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 USA 

 1978‑1979:  Intern, Department of Large Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA  30602  USA           

 

Related Employment Experience: 

2005, 2006 & 2007 - Volunteer veterinarian for Spays/Neuters.  Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, Danielsville, GA

March 1978 ‑ April 1978: Extern, Attica Veterinary Associates (6‑person dairy practice), Attica, New York.

Aug 1977 ‑ Sept 1977: Extern, Guil‑Rand Veterinary Hospital (3‑person mixed practice), High Point, North Carolina.

June 1976 ‑ Dec 1977:  USDA Veterinary Student Trainee, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Meat & Poultry Inspection, APHIS, Baton, Rouge, Louisiana         

         June 1975 ‑ Sept 1975: Veterinary Assistant, Monroe Veterinary Clinic (3‑ person mixed practice), Monroe, Georgia.

June 1973 ‑ Sept 1974:  Research Associate, Charles F. Kettering Research Laboratory, Yellow Springs, Ohio                   

June 1972 ‑ Dec 1972:  Zoo Assistant & Tourist Guide, Tarpon Zoo, Inc. (Amazon River), Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia, South America

 

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER SERVICE: 

             November/December, 2016 - USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Program Volunteer, Catholic Relief Services, Dairy Nutrition training sessions for a cooperative of over 2000 small-holder dairy farmers in western Kenya.

             August, 2013 - USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Program Volunteer, WinRock International,  taught a Nutrition and Management short-course for small-holder dairy farmers in a village on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia . 

July, 2013 - USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Program Volunteer, Partners of the Americas, organized and co-taught a short-course for veterinarians and dairy scientists on Dairy Nutrition & Ration Formulation,  Managua, Nicaragua.  

March, 2012 - USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Program Volunteer, Partners of the Americas,  Nutrition and Management Consulting for multiple small dairy farms near Leon, Camoapa, Rio Blanco, and Rivas, Nicaragua. 

October, 2011 - USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Program Volunteer, WinRock International, Nutrition and Management Consulting for multiple dairy farms in both the Western Nile Delta and Eastern Nile Delta regions of Egypt.  

February, 2011 - USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Program Volunteer, Partners of the Americas, Nutrition and Management Consulting for multiple small dairy farms near Leon and  Chinandega, Nicaragua.

August, 2010 - USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Program Volunteer, CNFA, Nutrition and Management Consulting for 70-cow dairy near Tbilisi, Georgia. 

October, 2008 - USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Program Volunteer, ACDI/VOCA, Nutrition and Management Consulting for 100-cow dairy in Senaki, Georgia.

January/February, 2008 - United States Aid to International Development (USAID) Farmer-to-Farmer Program Volunteer, LandO'Lakes International Development, Business Development Plan for Small-holder Dairy Farmer Associations in Central and Northern Malawi.

December, 2007 - USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Program Volunteer, ACDI/VOCA, Artificial Insemination and Nutrition training for staff of  100-cow dairy in Senaki, Georgia.

 

PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS: 

   American Veterinary Medical Association

   Georgia Veterinary Medical Association

  American Association of Bovine Practitioners

            Omega Tau Sigma Veterinary Fraternity

            Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

            AGHON Agricultural Honor Society

            Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES SPOKEN:

            Spanish – fluent, both routine and agricultural terminology

           French, German, Italian, Portuguese - some fluency

          Georgian, Russian, Japanese, Arabic, Swahili - some conversational  

 

INTERNATIONAL HOMESTAYS & EXPERIENCE:

2006: Chile – homestay with Chilean family

2005: Japan – homestay with Japanese family

2004: Costa Rica - visiting dairy farms & sites for foreign language classes

2003: Denmark - homestays with Danish veterinarians while public speaking & consulting

2003: Sweden, Germany, Switzerland - homestays in Germany & Switzerland, attendance at the International Water Week, Stockholm, Sweden where my daughter, Heather Mispagel, was the U.S. contestant for the Stockholm Jr. Water Prize.  

2001: Spain -  public Speaking, consulting, homestays with Spanish veterinarians

1996: Argentina - public Speaking, consulting, homestays on dairy farms

1989: Europe – home stays with German & Swiss families

1981: Europe – 3 home-stays (Germany & Switzerland), 7 weeks back-packing & hostelling,

1972: Amazon River (Colombia, Brazil, Peru) – Zoo Assistant & Tourist Guide, Homestay in Chile

1968: Scotland – American Field Service (AFS) exchange student

 

FOREIGN STUDENTS & PROFESSIONALS HOSTED:

2007:  AFS Liaison for Colombian high school girl: 12 months (AFS Exchange Program)

2006: Hosted Chilean high school girl for 6 months in our home (AFS Exchange Program)

2004: Hosted Japanese high school boy for 1 month in our home(Labo Exchange Program)

2003: Hosted Danish Veterinary Extern: supervised for 2 months on my client’s 4000-cow dairy

2002: Hosted Siberian Post-Doctoral Student for 1 year in our home

2002: Hosted two German college girls

2001: Hosted Argentine Veterinary Student

1996: Hosted German family of four

1995: Hosted Argentine Dairy Scientist:  6 months

1990: Hosted German Middle School girl: 3 weeks

1986-87: Hosted Iraqi Post-doctoral Fellow (1 year)

1984-86: Hosted Iranian Post-doctoral Fellow (2 years)

 

STATE VETERINARY LICENSES:   Georgia, Arkansas

 

ACADEMIC SERVICE:

Administrative and Committee Service:

Nutrition Committee, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, 2009-2013.

American Veterinary Medical Association PanVet Liason for North and South America, 2017

Bovine Alliance for Management and Nutrition (BAMN), a professional group composed of 8 members (2 each) from USDA, AABP, ADSA, and AFIA.  I have served as AABP representative to this group, participating in its monthly conference calls since 1996.

Biological Risk Management and Preparedness Committee, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, 2006-2012.

Nutrition Committee, Chairperson, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, 1996-2003:  Establishment and management of the nutrition committee internet discussion list, "Nutcom-L", reviewing of AABP nutrition newsletter articles, chairing the committee meeting at the AABP meeting, planning of nutritional preconvention seminars.  Committee member, 1993-1996.

Continuing Education Committee, Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, 1998-1999.

Food Animal Committee, Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, 1992-1998.

Search Committee for Director of Animal Resources, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, 1997.

Curriculum Committee, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, 1993-1996. 

Chairman of Curriculum Committee, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, 1994-95, 1995-96.

Veterinary College Admissions Team, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, 1993-94, 96-97, 98-99.

Search Committee for the Head of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine,  Spring, 1992.

Admissions Committee, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, 1991-1992.

Selection Committee for the MSD Agvet Award for Creativity in Veterinary Education, Spring, 1991.

Vice‑President's Task Force on Rewards for Public Service at the University of Georgia, Office of the Vice President for Services, University of Georgia, Summer, 1990.

Safety Committee, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, 1989‑90, 1990‑91.

Search Committee for Virologist Position, Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, 1989.

Research Committee, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, 1984‑85, 1985‑86, 1986‑1987, 1987‑88. 

Chairman of Research Committee, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, 1986-87.

Discussion Chairman ‑ "Research Activities of the Veterinary Faculty," Site Visit of the University of Tennessee Veterinary Faculty to the University of Georgia, December 15, 1986.

Scholarship and Appeals Committee, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, 1984‑85, 1985‑86 and 1986‑87.   

Interviewer, Admissions Committee, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, 1983‑84.

Manuscript Review Committee, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, 1984‑1987.

Intern Selection Committee, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Large Animal Medicine, 1984.

 

Membership on service boards or agricultural organizations:

Dairy Advisory Committee to the Honorable Tommy Irvin, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture, 1997-2000.

Georgia Department of Agriculture Dairy Resource Committee, 1998-99.

Clarke-Oconee Cattlemen's Association, 1996-97.

Dairy Records Processing Center (DRPC), Member, Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) Advisory Board, Raleigh, NC, 1999.  This processing center processes computerized dairy herd information for the eastern half of the United States.  My role was to help review and suggest improvements for computerized data-base management software used for tabulating individual cow data, and to review and critique the Windows-based graphics analyzer program introduced in 1998 for herd data analysis. 

 

Service as a Reviewer:

            Journal of Dairy Science‑ reviewer of 2-3 articles/year, 1981, 1997, 1998.

            The Bovine Practitioner Journal, Reviewer, 1996 – 2012..

            American Journal of Veterinary Research ‑ reviewer of 7‑8 articles/year, 1982-1990.

            Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association ‑ 1984-2012.

            W.B. Saunders Company ‑ reviewer of 4 veterinary texts/manuals, 1986‑87.          

Manuscript Review Committee, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine ‑ 1986-90.

            Veterinary Forum, (Advisory Board member for Large Animal Medicine), 1996-1998.

 

 

PUBLIC & COMMUNITY SERVICE POSITIONS:

Girl Scouts of America, Lifetime Member,  1990 – present.

Friendship Community-Owned Recreation Club, Athens, GA,  Vice-President, 2007-2008.

American Field Service (AFS)  International Exchange Program, Field Coordinator, 2006-2007.

Boy Scouts of America Cub Scout Leader: Northeast Georgia Cub Scout Pack # 149.  August, 1996-2000.

Girl Scouts of America, Girl Scout Leader: Northeast Georgia Girl Scout Troop #21.  August 1991‑1995.  

Agribusiness Committee, Oconee County Chamber of Commerce, 1995-96.

Education Committee, Oconee County Chamber of Commerce, 1995-96.

 

 

FACULTY ADVISOR POSITIONS, COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE:

Faculty Advisor, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Georgia Student Chapter, 1990‑91, 1991‑92, 1992-1993, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000.

Faculty Advisor, Georgia Chapter of Omega Tau Sigma Professional Veterinary Fraternity, 1988‑89, 1989‑90, 1990‑91, & 1991‑92.

Board of Directors,Georgia Chapter of Omega Tau Sigma Professional Veterinary Fraternity, 2004-2006t.

 

COURSES TAUGHT: (* Course Coordinator)

Short Courses Taught to Veterinarians at Professional Society Meetings

Young Dairy Calf Nutrition and Management:  American Association of Bovine Practitioners Meeting, Pre-Convention Seminar.  Columbus, OH,  September, 2003

Spanish for Dairy Veterinarians:  American Association of Bovine Practitioners  Meeting, Pre-Convention Seminar.  Columbus, OH,  September, 2003

Young Dairy Calf Nutrition and Management:  American Association of Bovine Practitioners Meeting, Pre-Convention Seminar.  Madison,WI, September, 2002

Spanish for Dairy Veterinarians:  American Association of Bovine Practitioners  Meeting, Pre-Convention Seminar.  Madison, WI.  September, 2002

Young Dairy Calf Nutrition and Management:  American Association of Bovine Practitioners Meeting, Pre-Convention Seminar.Vancouver, Canada, September, 2001

Young Dairy Calf Nutrition and Management:  American Association of Bovine Practitioners  Meeting, Pre-Convention Seminar.  Rapid City, SD, September, 2000

 

Graduate Courses Taught at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine:

Summer 1985               MMB 730M    Master's Thesis

Spring 1985                 MMB 730M    Master's Thesis

Spring 1985                 MMB 700M    Master's Research

Winter 1985                 MMB 700M    Master's Research

Winter 1985                 MMB 730M    Master's Thesis

Fall 1984                      MMB 700M    Master's Research

Summer 1984               MMB 900        Problems in Medical Microbiology

Winter 1984                 MMB 930        Master's Thesis

 

Professional Courses Taught at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine             (* denotes Course Coordinator):

*LMS 528 ‑ Production & Population Medicine:  3.5 credit course taught to Sophomore Veterinary Students.  Responsible for course coordination, plus 23 lecture hours on Production Medicine, 4 hrs of computer laboratories, and 8, 2-hour on-farm dairy laboratories.  The Computer Laboratory uses Dairy Production Medicine Software (copyright, NCSU-CVM) for Lotus 123/Quattro Pro spreadsheets. Taught yearly for 12 years:  1989-2000.

*LMS 535  - Large Animal Digestive System & Liver Diseases:  5.0-7.0 credit course taught to Junior Veterinary Students.  Responsible for course coordination plus 15-35 lecture/case discussion hours.  Taught yearly for 16 years: 1982-1997.

*LMS 523 - Large Animal Urinary System:  1.0-2.0 credit course taught to Sophomore Veterinary Students.  Responsible for course coordination plus 10-20 lecture/case discussion hours.  Taught yearly for 10 years:  1982-1991.

LMS 515 - Large Animal Physical Diagnosis:   2.0 credit course taught to Freshman Veterinary Students.  Lecture on Career Opportunities in Production Medicine.  2 Bovine Physical Examination laboratories, 20 students per laboratory. Taught yearly: 1990-2001.

LMS/SMS 522 - Endocrinology:  Lecture & Problem-Based Learning Case Module.  1996-2000.  

*LMS 443/445A ‑ Senior Veterinary Student Clinical Rotations (Large Animal Field Service):

            Herd Health Rotation:  Clinical Instruction in Herd Health/Dairy Production Medicine for Senior Veterinary Students, UGA.  2‑3 days per week, 12 mos/year.  Included up to 16 lecture hours/year on Dairy Nutrition & Vaccination Programs.  Taught yearly for 12 years:  1988-2000.

            Ambulatory Rotation:  Clinical Instruction in Ambulatory Medicine for Senior Veterinary Students.  8 to 12, 2-week Blocks, 40 hours/week. Taught yearly for 6 years: 1982-1988.

LMS 401 ‑ Large Animal Physical Diagnosis:  Laboratories on examination techniques for respiratory and ophthalmic systems and laboratory on equine endoscopy.  Freshman Veterinary Students.   9, 5-hour laboratories.  Spring, 1979.

LMS 422 ‑ Large Animal Surgery:   Laboratories on surgical techniques in food animals to Junior Veterinary Students.  8, 6-hour laboratories.  Spring 1979.

 

Professional Courses Taught at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine:

LSM 650 ‑ Food Animal Medicine & Surgery:   Clinical Instruction to Senior Veterinary Students,  10 mos/year, 40 hours/week, plus 18 lecture hours on Fluid Therapy.  1979-81.

VM 543 ‑ Techniques in Large Animal Surgery:  Surgical Procedures in the Cow, Sheep, and Horse, taught to Junior Veterinary Students.  20, 6-hour laboratories.  1981.

VM 521 ‑ Large Animal Physical Diagnosis:  Examination techniques for all body systems, taught to Freshman Veterinary Students.  20, 5-hour laboratories.  1980-81.

VM 040 ‑ Management & Diseases of Young Ruminants:  5 lecture hours to Animal Health Technician Students.  1980-81.

 

 

VETERINARY EDUCATIONAL AIDS DEVELOPED:

 

Auto-tutorials for Large Animal Clinical Cases (both Individual-based and Herd-based):

Dairy Production Medicine Computer Laboratory Cases:   10 Herd-based cases, including instruction in the use of the following computer software:  general spreadsheet software (Lotus, QuattroPro, or Excel); “The Monitor” (Dairy Production Medicine Software by J. Fetrow); Dairy Heifer Growth Program (by K. Nordlund, A. Donovan, and J. Fetrow);  Dairy Herd Reproductive Analysis Program (by Fetrow); and Dairy Cattle Mastitis Economic Analysis Program (by J. Fetrow and K. Anderson).  1982-2000

Large Animal Digestive System and Large Animal Urology Classroom Discussion Cases:  numerous written clinical cases for class discussion teaching.  1982-1997

Dairy Production Medicine, Large Animal Urology, and Large Animal Digestive System Computerized Cases:  Cases using ILINK auto-tutorial software (by  F.Smith and S.White).  Approximately 10 cases per discipline.  1987-2000.

Large Animal Medicine Latent Image Autotutorial Cases:  clinical teaching modules using a specialized felt tip "developing" marker and self‑developing paper  (used before personal computers were readily available).  1978-1986.

 

Anatomical Models for Teaching Bovine Auscultation & Palpation:

(Models developed for instruction of veterinary students in the art of rectal palpation and auscultation/percussion techniques using life‑sized simulated internal body organs.)  A case description is provided to the student for each model:    

     1.   Cow with a Cecal Torsion:  the student must recognize the following simulated body organs by tactile sense alone:  pelvic brim, uterus, ovaries, rumen, left kidney, displaced cecum.

     2.   Cow with Left Displaced Abomasum:  the student must percuss the left paralumbar fossa of the cow model and detect the "ping" characteristic of a left displaced abomasum.

 

Videotapes & Films Produced:

Professional Visual Productions:

"And On This Farm:  Dairy Cattle":  a public education video production by Dr. David Silvian, the Georgia Center for Continuing Education, which airs on Public Television 4 times yearly, 1994 - present.

"Connections:  Animals, People, & Biotechnology":  a movie filmed by the Monsanto Company for educating the public on biotechnology issues (featuring Dr. K. Jacobsen), 1987.

Videotape & Videodisc Teaching Materials:

"Digital Amputation in the Bovine", K.L. Jacobsen & C.E. Wallace

The International Veterinary Slide Bank:  425 slides.   These include slides for Production Medicine, Digestive System, and Urinary System, and Breeds of Cattle, Goats, and Swine.  K. L. Jacobsen

 

Reference Slide Sets Developed for Education of Veterinary Students:

“Body Condition Scoring in Dairy Cattle"

“Body Condition Scoring in Beef Cattle"

“Breeds of Dairy Cattle"

“Breeds of Beef Cattle"

“Breeds of Dairy Goats"

 

Class Note Sets Developed for Veterinary Education:

            Classnote & Slide Set:  "Dairy Production Medicine" (110 pp.).  Revised annually, 1989‑ 2001.

            Classnote & Slide Set:  "A Problem‑Oriented Approach to Digestive Diseases of Large Animals"  (112‑307 pp.).  Revised annually, 1982 ‑ 1997.

            Classnote & Slide Set:  "Problem‑Oriented Large Animal Urology" (86 pp.).  Revised annually, 1983‑ 1991.

 

Other Veterinary Teaching Aids Prepared:

            "Interferons: What They Are and What They Do"

            "Potential Uses of Interferon in Veterinary Medicine" (Educational Poster)

            "An Outline of Biotechnology for the Practitioner"

         "Herd Health Questionnaire for Dairy Farms"

            "History Taking in Dairy Cattle"

            "Current Vaccine Information for Food Animals"

            "Control of Bovine Leukosis

            "Practical Large Animal Fluid Therapy"

            "Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis Virus"

            "Common Infectious Diseases of Sheep"

            "Common Infectious Diseases of Goats"

            "Techniques for Epidural Anesthesia in Large Animals"

            "Equine Colitis X"

 

 

VETERINARY GRADUATE STUDENTS ADVISED:

 

Post‑Doctoral Fellow:

Mohsen Abolhassani, PhD:  Post‑Doctoral Research Associate.  Project:  Purification of Bovine Leukocyte Interferon & Production of Monoclonal Antibodies to Bovine Leukocyte Interferon. 

 

Major Advisor, M.S. Degree:

Gail A. Rockwood: M.S. Degree (Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Georgia).  Thesis title: "Bovine Leukocyte Interferon:  Production, Clinical Effects, Immunomodulation, and Activity Against Bovine Leukemia Virus".  M.S. Degree received August, 1985.

 

Dawn V. Cason, DVM:  M.S. Degree (Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Georgia).  Thesis title:  "Experimental Infection of Equus caballus with Equine Influenza Virus and Prophylaxis with Interferon".  M.S. Degree received December, 1985.

 

Committee Member for Ph.D. Candidates:

Mark Abdy, DVM:  PhD. Degree in progress (Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Georgia).  "Infectivity of Enzootic Hemorrhagic Disease virus in Cattle, Sheep, and Deer".  Ph.D. awarded 1997.

 

Gary Neighbors:  Ph.D. Degree (Department of Zoology, University of Georgia).  Dissertation:  "Regulation of Cytokine Production during Murine Infection with Trypanosoma cruzi".  Ph.D. awarded 1991.

 

Cathy A. Brown, VMD: Ph.D. Degree (Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Georgia).  Dissertation: "Purification and Biological Characterization of a Novel Transforming Growth Factor".  Ph.D. awarded 1990.

 

Pamela G. Parnell, DVM: Ph.D. Degree (Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Georgia).  Dissertation: "Transforming Growth Factor e (TGFe):  N‑Terminal Sequence of TGFe and Development of Radioreceptor Assay for TGFe."  Ph.D. awarded 1993.

 

Susanna Tkalcic, DVM: Ph.D. Degree (Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Georgia).  Dissertation: " Effects Of Diet On Rumen Proliferation And Fecal Shedding Of E.Coli O157:H7 In Calves."  Ph.D. awarded 2001.

 

Students coming from outside the university especially to study with the faculty member:

Visiting Scholar from the Catholic University of Argentina :  Mr. Norberto Belisle, an Animal Scientist, (Jan 1 -Mar 31, 1996) to study Dairy Production Medicine with Dr. Jacobsen.  Mr. Belisle assisted with a Mastitis research project, audited courses, and accompanied Dr. Jacobsen on dairy farm calls.  He returned Aug - Dec, 1997, to study dairy management on U.S. dairies, under Dr. Jacobsen's guidance.

 

OTHER STUDENT RESEARCH PROJECTS ADVISED:

 

"Heat stress modification of a Northeastern Dairy Farm," project by Christopher Potter (UGA Vet School Class of 98).  This project was designed by a veterinary student under Dr. Jacobsen's direction. Two grant proposals were submitted, one to the Geraldine Dodge Foundation and one to the Monsanto Co.  The project was partially funded by a grant from the Monsanto Co.  Chris Potter spent the summer on his family's farm in Connecticut installing fans and sprinklers and making barn modifications to improve cow comfort and reduce heat stress.  Dr. Jacobsen attended a weekend Protiva Field Day on the Potter farm in Connecticut for the local dairymen to witness the benefits of such improvements.  Publication resulted.

"Effects of Bovine Leukocyte Interferon on Bovine Lymphocyte Function", Pamela Parnell.  NIH Summer Research Training Program for Veterinary Students. Summer, 1985.    Poster presented.

"Oral Transmission of Bovine Leukemia Virus Through Milk", Merle Dervartanian.  Clarke County High School Science Project.  Fall, 1985.  Publication resulted.

"Purification of Bovine Leukocyte Interferon", Pamela Parnell. NIH Summer Research Training Program for Veterinary Students.  Summer, 1984.  Poster presented.  

Immunologic Response of Ponies to Experimental Equine Influenza Infection", Karen Bookman.  Summer Science Training Program for High School Students.  Summer, 1984.  Seminar presented.  Contribution to publication.  Westinghouse Award Honoree. 

"Cell Growth Inhibition by Bovine Leukocyte Interferon", Laura Geist.  Summer Science Training Program for High School Students.  Summer, 1984. Contribution to publication.

"Kinetics of Production of Bovine Leukocyte Interferon", Michael Ingram.  Summer Science Training Program for High School Students.  Summer, 1983.  Seminar presented.  Contribution to publication.    

 

EDUCATIONAL GRANTS AS PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: 

"Problem‑Based Cases for Dairy Production Medicine Using the Computer‑ Interactive Videodisc".  June 28, 1991.  Submitted to the Greater Southeastern Triangle (GSET) Veterinary Medical Consortium, PEW Foundation.  $16,000.  Jacobsen KL and Slenning B.  Not funded.

"Development of Production/Population Medicine Case‑Lessons Using the Computer Interactive Videodisc".  Oct 1, 1991.  Submitted to CONVINCE (Consortium of Veterinary Interactive New Concept Education).  $25,000.  Jacobsen KL.  Approved, not funded

"Development of Production Medicine Case‑Lessons Using the Computer Interactive Videodisc".  Jan 15, 1992.    Instructional Improvement Grant submitted to the Office of Instructional Development (OID), the University of Georgia.  $2,500.  Jacobsen KL.  Funded.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS FUNDED:

Principal Investigator:

   "Amino Acid Analysis and Sequencing of Natural Bovine Alpha Interferon/Clinical Trials with Bovine Alpha Interferon", 1993‑94, 1994‑95. Georgia Veterinary Medical Experiment Station, $6,515, $8,985.  Jacobsen KL, Halper J, and Wunderlich J.

   "Investigation of Natural Bovine Alpha Interferons in Bovine Colostrum and Milk and Amino Acid Analysis/Sequencing of Alpha Interferons from Bovine Peripheral Blood ", 1990‑91, 1991‑92, 1992-93. Georgia Veterinary Medical Experiment Station, $6,300, $3,400, $6,500.  Jacobsen KL and Halper J.

   "Purification of Bovine Leukocyte Interferon and Development of a Monoclonal Antibody", 1985‑86, 1986‑87, 1987‑88, 1988‑89. Georgia Veterinary Medical Experiment Station, $19,715, $11,150, $4,900, $3,500.  Jacobsen KL, DerVartanian DV, Hofstetter W.

   "Purification of Bovine Leukocyte Interferon and Development of a Monoclonal Antibody", 1985, 1985‑86, 1986‑87.  University of Georgia Program in Biological Resources and Biotechnology, $9,590, $23,500, $14,116.  Jacobsen KL, DerVartanian DV, Hofstetter W.

   "Bovine Leukemia Virus:  Prevention and Therapy with Bovine Interferon", 1984‑85. University of Georgia Research Foundation Grant, $8,463.  Jacobsen KL.

   "Pilot Study on Bovine Interferons", 1984‑85.  Genentech, Inc., San Francisco, CA, $900.  Jacobsen KL.

   "Experimentally‑Induced Equine Influenza Infection and Prophylactic Use of Interferon", 1983‑84.  Immuno‑Modulators Laboratories, Stafford, Texas, $13,400.  Jacobsen KL.

   "Production and Use of Bovine Interferons", 1982‑1983, 1983‑84 & 1984‑85. Georgia Veterinary Medical Experiment Station, $8,449, $9,400 & $15,400.       Jacobsen KL, Evans DL.   

Co‑Principal Investigator:

   "Papillomatous Digital Dermatitis (Hairy Heel Warts) in Southeastern Slaughtered Cattle," 1996-97, Georgia Veterinary Medical Experiment Station, $5000.  Brown C and Jacobsen KL.  

   "Immunohistochemistry of Cytokines in Bovine Udders,"  1996-97.  Georgia Veterinary Medical Experiment Station, $8,000.  Halper J and Jacobsen KL.

   "Immunologic Effects of Oral Exposure to a Fire Ant Pesticide in Holstein Calves", 1982‑83, 1983‑84.  Georgia Veterinary Medical Experiment Station, $42,138, $31,396.  Evans DL, Jacobsen KL.

   "Effects of d‑limonene on Immunocompetence in Balb/c Mice", 1984‑85. Georgia Veterinary Medical Experiment Station, $17,056. Evans DL, Jacobsen KL.

   "Immunologic and Epidemiologic Studies on Bovine Leukemia Virus with Regards to Precolostral Calves", 1980‑82.  Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station, Funds, $5,000.  Mather EC, Herdt TH, Jacobsen KL.

   "The role of cytokines in bovine mastitis",  1995-96.  Georgia Veterinary Medical Experiment Station, $13,000.  Halper J and Jacobsen KL. 

 

PUBLICATIONS: 

Books, Book Chapters, and Audiovisuals Published:

            1.         Jacobsen, KL. Easy Dairy Spanish, 102pp book, www.FARMLLC.org, FARMLLC Publishing, 2002.

            2.         Jacobsen, KL. Easy Dairy Spanish, 78-minute audio CD, www.FARMLLC.org, FARMLLC Publishing, 2002.

            3.         Harmon, BG, Doyle, MP, Brown, CA, Zhao, T, Tkalcic, S, Mueller, AH, Parks, AH, and Jacobsen KL.  Faecal Shedding and Rumen Proliferation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Calves:  An Experimental Model, in Escherichia coli O157 in Farm Animals.  Stewart, CS and Flint, JH, Eds.  CABI Publishing, Aberdeen, UK, 1999.

 

Refereed Publications:

            1.         Brown CC, Kilgo PD, and  Jacobsen KL.  Prevalence of papillomatous digital dermatitis among culled adult cattle in the southeastern United States.  Am J Vet Res 61(8):  928-930,  2000.

            2.         Halper J, Grubman MJ, and Jacobsen KL.  Development of chicken antibodies to bovine interferon alpha.  Immunological Investigations 28:  19-27, 1999.

            3.         Halper J, Carter BJ, and Jacobsen KL.  The  presence of transforming growth factor e in bovine mammary gland. J Comp Pathol 121: 173–177, 1999.

            4.         Potter CF and Jacobsen KL.  Reducing heat stress on a Northeastern dairy.  Compendium Contin Education Prac Vet 19(10): S262-S277, 1997.

            5.         Jacobsen  KL.  The well-being of dairy cows in hot and humid climates. Part I.  Housing and the effects of heat stress.  Compendium Contin Education Prac Vet 18(4): S137-S143, 1996.

            6.         Jacobsen KL.  The well-being of dairy cows in hot and humid climates. Part II.  Reduction of heat stress and psychological factors.  Compendium Contin Education Prac Vet.  S242-247, 1996. 

            7.         Jacobsen KL.  Displaced abomasa and thin cows in a component-fed dairy herd.  Compendium Contin Education Prac Vet 17(8): S21-S24, 1995.

            8.         Jacobsen KL and  Arbtan K:  Interferon Activity in Bovine Colostrum and Milk.  Proceedings of the XVII World Buiatrics Congress (Minneapolis, MN, Aug 31‑ Sept 4) 3: 151, 1992. 

            9.         Abolhassani M and Jacobsen KL:  Purification of an acid‑stable bovine leukocyte interferon.  Vet Immunol Immunopathol 29: 171‑181, 1991. 

            10.       Jacobsen KL, DerVartanian MK, and Rockwood GA:  Bovine leukemia virus (BLV):  lack of transmission to calves fed whole milk from BLV‑positive cows.  Agripract 10(5): 22‑26, 1989.

            11.       Jacobsen KL, Gorgacz EJ, Munnell JF, and Wallace CE:  Mannosidosis in an Angus Calf.  Agripract 10(4): 17‑24, 1989.

            12.       Jacobsen KL, Rockwood GA, Abolhassani M, Evans DL, Chitwood SW, and Charamella L.  Kinetics of the large‑scale production of bovine leukocyte interferon with 3 different virus inducers.  Am J Vet Res 49(9): 1441‑1446, 1988. 

            13.       Jacobsen KL, Abolhassani M, and Chitwood SW.  Effect of Sendai virus in cytopathic effect inhibition assay of bovine leukocyte interferon.  Vet Immunol Immunopathol 18(3): 237‑244, 1988.

            14.       Jacobsen KL and Rockwood GA.  Interferons:  Their origins and actions.  J Vet Internal Med 2: 47‑53, 1988.

            15.       Jacobsen KL, Rockwood, GA, Abolhassani M, Evans, DL, Chitwood SW, and Charamella, L:  Bovine leukocyte interferon:  Characterization and large‑scale production.  J Interferon Research 8(2): 133‑138, 1988.

            16.       Jacobsen KL.  Biotechnology and the Bovine Practitioner.  Bovine Practitioner 22: 18‑20, 1987.

            17.       Evans DL, Miller DM, Jacobsen KL, and Bush, PB:  Modulation of immune responses in mice by D‑limonene.  J Toxicol Environmental Health 20: 51‑56, 1987.

            18.       Jacobsen KL, Kaneene JB, Herdt TH, Hodgin EC, and Bull RW: Comparison of commercial agar gel immunodiffusion and radioimmunoprecipitation assay for antibodies to bovine leukemia virus. Am J Vet Res 46(7): 1430‑1433, 1985.

            19.       Evans DL, Jacobsen KL, and Miller DM: Hematologic and immunologic responses of Holstein calves to a fire ant toxicant.  Am J Vet Res 45(5):1023‑1027, 1984.

            20.       Jacobsen KL, Bull RW, Miller JM, Herdt TH, and Kaneene JB: Transmission of bovine leukemia virus: prevalence of antibodies in precolostral calves.  Preventive Vet Med 1:265‑272, 1983.

            21.       Grymer J and Jacobsen KL: Placental indigestion and intussusception in a cow.  Compendium Cont Ed 5(3): S117‑S119, 1983.

            22.       Brown CM, Collier MA, Jacobsen KL:  Gastric hematoma in a horse.  Mod Vet Prac 62(8):617‑618, 1981. 

 

 

Published Proceedings and Non-Refereed Articles:

            1.         Jacobsen KL.  Effects of Dairy Heat Stress Abatement.  Proceedings of the Monsanto Science Symposium, New Orleans, LA, Dec 10-12, 1997. 

            2.         Jacobsen KL.  Current Concepts on Bovine Leukosis.  Proceedings of the South Carolina Large Animal Veterinary Academy, Columbia, SC, Nov 12-13, 1997.

            3.         Jacobsen KL.  Forage particle separation analysis for evaluation of digestive problems in dairy cattle.  Proceedings of the Dairy Science Conference.   Macon, GA,  Nov 13-14, 1996.

            4.         Jacobsen KL and C Brown.  Feet problems in Southeastern cattle: Preliminary results of a slaughterhouse survey.  Proceedings of the Dairy Science Conference.   Macon, GA,  Nov 13-14, 1996.

            5.         Jacobsen KL.  El bienestar de las vacas lecheras.  Proceedings of the Fourth National Argentine Dairy Conference, Venado Tuerto, Argentina, pp 47-56, Sep 1-2, 1995.

            6.         Jacobsen KL.  La importancia economica del bienestar animal.  Super Campo de la Huerta a la Estancia 17:  12-16, 1996.

            7.   Jacobsen KL.  Interferon.  American College of Veterinary Internal  Medicine, Proceedings of the 5th Annual Medical Forum, San Diego, CA, May 21‑24, 1987, pp. 371‑373. 

            8.   Jacobsen KL.  Applications of Interferon in Medical Therapy.  American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Proceedings of the 5th Annual Medical Forum, San Diego, CA, May 21‑24, 1987, pp. 374‑376. 

            9.   Evans DL, Jacobsen KL:  Effects of AmdroR in calves: Immunology and hematology.  Proc 1984 Imported Fire Ant Conference, Gainesville, FL, March 27‑28, 1984.

            10.   Jacobsen KL:  Cyclopian deformity in a calf.  The Georgia Veterinarian 30(6): 14‑15, 1978.

 

Published Research Abstracts:

            1. Jacobsen KL and Rockwood:  Antiretroviral activity of bovine leukocyte interferon against bovine leukemia virus.  J Interferon Res 10(Suppl 1): 111, 1990.

            2. Jacobsen KL, Halper J, Abolhassani M, and Wunderlich J:  Purification and initial characterization of natural bovine alpha interferons.  J Interferon Res 10(Suppl 1):  55, 1990.

            3. Jacobsen KL, Halper J, Abolhassani M, Chitwood S:  Purification of natural bovine leukocyte interferons.  Immunobiology 4: 67, 1989.

            4. Abolhassani M, Jacobsen KL:  Monoclonal antibody to bovine alpha interferons.  Immunobiology 4: 64, 1989.

            5. Jacobsen KL, Abolhassani M:  Purification of an acid‑stable bovine leukocyte interferon to homogeneity.  Federation Amer Soc Exper Biol (FASEB) Journal  2(6): 1988, p. 1681. 

            6. Jacobsen KL, Rockwood GA, Parnell PG, Chitwood SW:  Effect of bovine leukocyte interferon on bovine lymphocyte blast transformation and mixed lymphocyte reaction (MLR) in vitro. Proc  1st International Veterinary Immunology Symposium, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, July 2‑4, 1986, p. 109. 

            7. Abolhassani M, Jacobsen KL:  Partial purification of bovine leukocyte interferon.  Proc 6th International Congress of Immunology. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 6‑11, 1986, p. 360. 

            8. Abolhassani M, Jacobsen KL:  Effects of Sendai virus in cytopathic effect (CPE) inhibition assay of bovine interferon. Federation Proceedings.  St. Louis, Missouri, April, 1986, p. 333. 

            9. Jacobsen KL, Rockwood GA, Parnell PG, and Chitwood SW:  Effects of exogenous bovine leukocyte interferon on clinical and immunological parameters in Holstein calves.  Proc 39th Annual Meeting Animal Disease Research Workers in the Southern States. Gainesville, Florida, March 23‑25, 1986, p. 109. 

            10. Rockwood GA, Jacobsen KL:  Antiviral activity of bovine leukocyte interferon against bovine leukemia virus in vitro and in vivo.  Proc. 38th Annual Meeting Animal Disease Research Workers Southern States.  Athens, GA, March 25‑26, 1985, p. 69.

            11. Rockwood GA, Jacobsen KL:  Bovine Interferon and the Bovine Immune Response.  Proc 18th Annual Southeastern Immunology Conference.  Stone Mountain, Georgia, October 10‑11, 1985, p. 40. 

            12. Rockwood GA, Jacobsen KL: Large scale production of bovine leukocyte interferon. Proc. 37th Annual Meeting Animal Disease Research Workers Southern States.  Fayetteville AR, March 20‑21, 1984, p. 40.

            13. Jacobsen KL, Evans DL, Miller DM:  Immunologic and clinical manifestations in calves exposed to a fire ant toxicant.  Proc 37th Annual Meeting Animal Disease Research Workers in the Southern States.  Fayetteville, AR, March 20‑21, 1984, p. 65.

            14. Jacobsen KL, Kaneene JB, Hogdin EC, Herdt TH, Bull RW: Bovine leukemia virus: Lymphocyte function of precolostral calves born to positive and negative dams.  Proc Am Coll Vet Internal  Med, July 1981, p. 20.

 

Service Publications:

1.         Jacobsen, KL.   Bovine Respiratory Disease, A Home-Study Manual, a 58-page professionally-bound home-study manual.  Prepared for the National Sales Force of Rhone Merieux, Inc., Athens, GA.  March, 1997.

2.         Jacobsen, KL.   Bovine Mastitis and Quality Milk Production, A Home-Study Manual, a 52-page professionally-bound home-study manual.  Prepared for the National Sales Force of Rhone Merieux, Inc., Athens, GA.  March, 1997.

 

 

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS:

Research Presentations at International Meetings:  (* = Invited Presentations)

*          1.         "Effect of Diet on Rumen Proliferation and Fecal Shedding of Escherichia coli P157:H7 in Calves,”  Tkalcic S, Harmon BG, Brown CA, Jain A, Mueller POE, Parks A, Jacobsen KL, Zhao T, Doyle MP, poster presentation at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA  Mar 8-11, 1998. 

*          2.         "Isolation of Interferon from Bovine Colostrum and Milk", Jacobsen KL, Arbtan K, and Halper J, presented at the XVII World Buiatrics Congress, Minneapolis, MN, Aug 31‑ Sept 4, 1992. 

*          3.         "Antiretroviral activity of bovine leukocyte interferon against bovine leukemia virus,"  Jacobsen KL and Rockwood, poster presentation at the 1990 Annual International Society for Interferon Research Meeting,  San Francisco, CA, Nov 14‑18, 1990.

*          4.         "Purification and initial characterization of natural bovine alpha interferons", Jacobsen KL, Halper J, Abolhassani M, and Wunderlich J, poster presentation at the 1990 Annual International Society for Interferon Research Meeting,  San Francisco, CA, Nov 14‑18, 1990.

*          5.         "Purification of natural bovine leukocyte interferons", Jacobsen KL, Halper J, Abolhassani M, Chitwood S, poster presentation at the 2nd International Veterinary Immunology Symposium.  Hannover, W. Germany, July 24‑28, 1989.

*          6.         "Monoclonal antibody to bovine alpha interferons", Abolhassani M, Jacobsen KL, poster presentation at the 2nd International Veterinary Immunology Symposium.  Hannover, W. Germany, July 24‑28, 1989.

            7.         "Partial Purification of Bovine Leukocyte Interferon", Abolhassani M, Jacobsen KL, poster presentation at the 6th International Congress of Immunology. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 6‑11, 1986. 

            8.         "Effect of Bovine Leukocyte Interferon on Bovine Lymphocyte Blast Transformation and Mixed Lymphocyte Reaction (MLR) in vitro", Jacobsen KL, Rockwood GA, Parnell PG, Chitwood SW, poster presentation at the 1st International Veterinary Immunology Symposium, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, July 2‑4, 1986. 

 

Research Presentations at National Meetings:  (* Invited Presentations)

            1.   "Purification of an Acid Stable Bovine Leukocyte Interferon to Homogeneity",  Jacobsen, KL and Abolhassani, A, poster presentation at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), Las Vegas, NV, May 1‑5, 1988.

*          2.   "Interferons", Jacobsen, KL, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 5th Annual Forum, San Diego, CA, May 21‑24, 1987.

*          3.   "Application of Interferons in Medical Therapy",  Jacobsen KL, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 5th Annual Forum, San Diego, CA, May 21‑24, 1987.

*          4.   "Bovine Leukocyte Interferon: Antiviral and Clinical Effects",  Jacobsen KL, Rockwood GR, presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.  Louisville, KY, November 15‑20, 1986.   

*          5.   "Biotechnology:  Subunit Vaccines, Monoclonal Antibodies, Interferon, and Interleukin‑2",  Jacobsen, KL, presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.  Louisville, KY,  November 15‑20, 1986.

*          6.  "Panel Discussion:  The Impact of New Technology on Bovine Practice", Jacobsen KL, Seidel G, and Smith D, co‑panel discussants at the General Session of the 19th Annual Conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.  Louisville, KY, November 15‑20, 1986.

            7.   "Effects of Sendai Virus in Cytopathic Effect (CPE) Inhibition Assay of Bovine Interferon", Abolhassani M, Jacobsen KL, poster presentation at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB),  St. Louis, Missouri, April, 1986. 

            8.   "Effect of a Fire Ant Toxicant on Immunologic and Hematologic Responses of Holstein Calves", Evans DL, Jacobsen KL, presented at the 1984 Imported Fire Ant Conference, Gainesville, FL, March 27‑28, 1984.

            9.   "Bovine Leukemia Virus:  Lymphocyte Function of Precolostral Calves Born to Serologically Positive Dams", Jacobsen KL, abstract presented to the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Scientific Meeting. St. Louis, Missouri, July 20, 1981.

 

Research Presentations at Regional and Local Meetings: 

*          1. "Interferons and their Applications in Medicine", Jacobsen KL, presented to the Allergy and Immunology Section of the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, July 20, 1990.

*          2. "Interferons and their Applications in Veterinary Medicine", Jacobsen KL, presented to the University of Georgia Pathology Department, Athens, Georgia, October 27, 1988.

*          3. "Bovine Leukocyte Interferon: Clinical and Immunologic Effects", Jacobsen KL, presented at the University of Georgia Faculty Immunology Research Group, Athens, Georgia, February 27, 1986.

            4.   "Effects of Exogenous Bovine Leukocyte Interferon on Clinical and Immunological Parameters in Holstein Calves",  Jacobsen, KL, Rockwood GA, Parnell, PG, presented at the Animal Disease Research Workers in the Southern States, Annual Meeting.  Gainesville, FL, March 24‑25, 1986.

            5.   "Bovine Interferon and the Bovine Immune Response", Rockwood GA, Jacobsen KL, presented at the 18th Annual Southeastern Immunology Conference.  Stone Mountain, Georgia, October 10‑11, 1985.

            6.   "Antiviral Activity of Bovine Leukocyte Interferon Against Bovine Leukemia Virus In Vitro and In Vivo", Rockwood GA, Jacobsen KL, presented at the Animal Disease Research Workers in the Southern States, Annual Meeting. Athens, GA, March 25‑26, 1985.

            7. "Prophylactic Effect of Interferon on Equine Influenza Virus‑ Infected Ponies", Cason DV, Jacobsen KL, presented to the University of Georgia Medical Microbiology Department, May 7, 1985.

            8. "Bovine Leukocyte Interferon: Pharmacokinetics, immunomodulation and activity against bovine leukemia virus", Rockwood G, Jacobsen KL, presented to the University of Georgia Medical Microbiology Department, May 28, 1985.

*          9. "Bovine Leukemia Virus:  Immunologic and Serologic Investigations in Calves Born to Infected Dams",  Jacobsen KL, presented to the University of Georgia Faculty Immunology Research Group, Athens, Georgia, February 14, 1984.

            10.  "Large Scale Production of Bovine Leukocyte Interferon", Rockwood GA, Jacobsen KL, presented at the Animal Disease Research Workers in the Southern States, Annual Meeting.  Fayetteville, AR, March 20‑21, 1984.

            11.  "Neurologic and Immunologic Manifestations in Calves Exposed to AmdroR",  Jacobsen KL, presented at the Animal Disease Research Workers in the Southern States, Annual Meeting.  Fayetteville, AR, March 20‑21, 1984.

 

 

EDUCATIONAL AND CLINICAL PRESENTATIONS:  (* = Invited Presentations)

 

*          1. "Transition Cow Nutrition for Dairy Farms in Egypt," Jacobsen KL, presented to the Egyptian Milk Producers Association (EMPA), Cairo, Egypt, Oct 13, 2011.

*          2. "Nutrition for Dairy Farms in Nicaragua," Jacobsen KL, presented at the X Congreso Nicaraguense del Sector Lacteo,  Managua, Nicaragua, Feb 17-18, 2011.

*          3. "Nutrition and Management of Baby Calves and Youngstock," Jacobsen KL, presented at the 2010 Georgia Grazing School for Milk Producers,  Moultrie, GA, Sep 29-30, 2010.

*          4. "Nutritional Diagnostics for the Large Animal Veterinary Practitioner," Jacobsen KL, presented at the 22nd Annual South Carolina Large Animal Medicine Short Course, Columbia, SC, Nov 11-12, 2008.

*          5. "Nutritional and Management of Calves," Jacobsen KL, presented at the 22nd Annual South Carolina Large Animal Medicine Short Course, Columbia, SC, Nov 11-12, 2008.

*          6. "Overcoming the Spanish-English Language Barrier,” Jacobsen KL, presented at the Western Veterinary Conference, Las Vegas, NV, Feb 15-19, 2004.

*          7. "The Veterinarian’s Role in Dairy Labor Management,” Jacobsen KL, presented at the Western Veterinary Conference, Las Vegas, NV, Feb 15-19, 2004.

*          8. "Young Dairy Calf Management,” Jacobsen KL, presented at the Western Veterinary Conference, Las Vegas, NV, Feb 15-19, 2004.

*          9. " Dairy Nutritional Diagnostics,” Jacobsen KL, presented at the Western Veterinary Conference, Las Vegas, NV, Feb 15-19, 2004.

*          10. "Forage Moisture Testing, On-Farm Particle Separation, and Easy Heifer Growth Monitoring,”  Jacobsen KL, presented at the Practice Tips Session, American Association of Bovine Practitioners Meeting, Columbus, OH,  September, 2003.

*          11. "Raising the Young Dairy Calf, the MEND Concept (Maternity, Environment, Nutrition, and Disease ,” Jacobsen KL, 4 hours of presentation at the Danish Cattle Veterinarian’s Meeting, Middle Fart, Denmark, October, 2003.

*          12. "Keeping Dairy Cattle Healthy through Proper Nutrition,” 4 hours of presentation at the Pennsylvania State Veterinary Medical Association Fall Meeting, Seven Springs, PA, October, 2002.

*          13. "Alimentación para Vacas de Leche,” 2 hours of presentation to veterinarians and dairymen,  Madrid, Spain, March, 2001.

*          14. "La Importancia de Nutricion  para La Salud de Las Vacas de Leche,” 2 hours of presentation to cattle veterinarians, Barcelona, Spain, March, 2001.

            15. "Raising Young Dairy Calves” Jacobsen KL, a one-day seminar for dairymen and calf ranchers, co-sponsored by Farm Animal Resources & Management (FARM), LLC and Dairy Works, LLC,  Athens, GA  January, 2001.

*          16. "Current Concepts on Bovine Leukosis," presented at the South Carolina Large Animal Veterinary Academy, Columbia, SC, Nov 12-13, 1997.

*          17. "Dairy Production Medicine," Jacobsen KL, presented at the Dairy Big Future Event, held at the Large Dairy Herd Management Conference, Las Vegas, NV, March 12-15, 1997.

*          18. "Heat Stress In Dairy Cattle,"  Jacobsen KL, presented at the Western Veterinary Conference (250 veterinarians), Las Vegas, NV, Feb 23-26, 1997.

*          19. "Dairy Cow Welfare & Cow Comfort," Jacobsen KL, presented at the Western Veterinary Conference (250 veterinarians), Las Vegas, NV, Feb 23-26, 1997.

*          20. "Nutritional Diagnostics For Dairy Herds," Jacobsen KL, presented at the Western Veterinary Conference (250 veterinarians), Las Vegas, NV, Feb 23-26, 1997.

*          21. "Ruminal Acidosis And Displaced Abomasa In Dairy Herds," Jacobsen KL, presented at the Western Veterinary Conference (250 veterinarians), Las Vegas, NV, Feb 23-26, 1997.

*          22. "Bovine Respiratory Diseases", Jacobsen KL, 4 hours of invited lectures presented to the national sales force of Rhone Merieux, Inc., Athens, GA.  March, 1997.

*          23. "Bovine Mastitis Prevention and Quality Milk Production", Jacobsen KL, 4 hours of invited lectures presented to the national sales force of Rhone Merieux, Inc., Athens, GA.  March, 1997.

*          24. "Forage Particle Separation Analysis For Evaluation Of Digestive Problems In Dairy Cattle," Jacobsen KL, presented at the 1996 Dairy Herd Management Conference.   Macon, GA,  Nov 13-14, 1996.

*          25. "Feet Problems In Southeastern Cattle: Preliminary Results Of A Slaughterhouse Survey,"  Jacobsen KL, presented at the 1996 Dairy Herd Management Conference.   Macon, GA,  Nov 13-14, 1996.

*          26. "Physiological Effects of Heat Stress in Dairy Cattle,"  presented at the Protiva Field Day on Pottersfield Dairy Farm, Washington, CT.  July 19-21, 1996.

            27. "The Use Of A Forage Particle Separator For Dairy Herd Investigations," presented at the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association Annual Meeting, Jekyll Island, GA, June, 1996.

*          28. "Cow Comfort, Mastitis, and Other Dairy Production Medicine Topics",  Jacobsen KL, 6 hours of continuing education presented at the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association meeting.  Charlotte, NC, January 26-27, 1996.

*          29. "The Welfare of Dairy Cows," Jacobsen KL, presented at the Fourth National Argentine Dairy Conference.  (Approximately 600 dairymen and veterinarians in the audience).  Venado Tuerto, Argentina, pp 47-56, Sep 1-2, 1995.

*          30. "A Wet Laboratory For Practitioners On The Use Of On-Farm Tests For Antibiotic Residues In Milk", Jacobsen KL and Bradford J, presented at the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, Jekyll Island.  June, 1995.

*          31. "Hairy Heel Warts and Other Feet Problems of Economic Importance to Dairy Cattle", Jacobsen KL, presented at the Georgia Milk Producers' Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA,  February, 1995.

*          32. "New Concepts in Mastitis Prevention and Therapy", Jacobsen KL, presented at the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association Annual Meeting, Jekyll Island, GA, June, 1994.

*          33. "Dairy Management Medicine for Your Herd", Jacobsen KL, presented to dairymen in the Augusta area, by invitation of Dr. Chip Pritchard, Lewisville, GA  February 22, 1994.

*          34. "Dairy Nutrition for the 90's:  A Shortcourse for the Mixed Practitioner", Jacobsen KL, presented at the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association Annual Meeting, Jekyll Island, GA, June, 1993.

*          35. "Dairy Nutrition: Update for Veterinarians", Jacobsen KL, presented at the 30th Annual Veterinary Conference and Alumni Reunion, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, April 2-4, 1993.

*          36. "Bovine Digestive & Metabolic Diseases,"  Jacobsen KL, presented at the Northeast Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, Commerce, GA, March 30, 1993.

*          37. "Improving Cow Health with Anionic Diets,"  Jacobsen KL, presented at the Georgia Food Animal Veterinary Conference, Macon, GA, Jan 9-10, 1993. 

*          38. "Current Concepts in Mastitis Therapy,"  Jacobsen KL, presented at the FDA Southeast Regional Milk Seminar, Atlanta, GA, December 1, 1992.

*          39. "Dairy Production Medicine Update," Jacobsen KL, presented at the 29th Annual Veterinary Conference and Alumni Reunion, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, April 4‑5, 1992.

*          40. "Physical Examination in the Bovine," Jacobsen KL, demonstration presented to Georgia Student Association of American Bovine Practitioners.  Athens, GA,  February, 1992.

*          41.  Tutoring Sessions for Individual Georgia Veterinary Practitioners in Dairy Production Medicine.  Jacobsen KL.  (These were one‑on‑one sessions of up to 8 hours each for veterinarians wishing to become proficient using the Monitor and other Dairy Production Medicine Software programs.)  Spring, 1991. 

*          42.  "Computer Use in Beef & Dairy Production Medicine," Jacobsen KL, presented at the Georgia Food Animal Veterinary Conference, Macon, GA, Jan 5‑6, 1991.  (This was a computer/lecture demonstration of 2 programs: Dairy Production Medicine Software by J Fetrow, and PregCheck by L L Day and B B Norman)

*          43. "Computers and Food Animal Practice", Jacobsen KL, presented at the Southeastern Veterinary Student Conference (a Student AVMA consortium of students from 12 states), Athens, GA, Jan 19‑20, 1991.   (This included a lecture and 4 hours of laboratory using 2 programs: Dairy Production Medicine Software by J Fetrow, and PregCheck by L L Day and B B Norman)

*          44. "Demonstration of Computer Programs for Dairy Practice", Jacobsen KL, presented to Georgia Student Association of American Bovine Practitioners.  Athens, Georgia, April, 1990.

*          45. "Applications for Interferons in Your Veterinary Practice", Jacobsen KL, presented at the Northeast Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, Winder, GA, March 27, 1990.

*          46. "The Use of Interferons in Your Small Animal Practice", Jacobsen KL, presented at the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association Annual Meeting, Jekyll Island, GA, June 11‑14, 1989.

*          47. "Biotechnology and Food Animal Production," Jacobsen, KL, presented to the National Association of Federal Veterinarians, Atlanta, GA, November 7, 1987.

*          48. "Biotechnology in Large Animal Medicine," Jacobsen, KL, presented at the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, Jekyll Island, GA, June 14‑17, 1987.

*          49. "A Biotechnology Primer for the Veterinary Practitioner" Jacobsen KL, presented at the 24th Annual Veterinary Alumni Conference and Reunion, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, April, 1987.

*          50. "Bovine Leukemia Virus: Pathogenesis, Transmission, and Control" presented to the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, Jekyll Island, GA, June, 1984.

*          51. "Fluid Therapy in Cattle".  Jacobsen KL,  presented at the Symposium on Bovine Metabolic Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, March 1983.

*          52. "Vitamin Deficiency Syndromes in Cattle".  Jacobsen KL,  presented at the Symposium on Bovine Metabolic Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, March, 1983. March 1983.

*          53. "The Immune Response and Mastitis".  Jacobsen KL,  presented at the Mastitis Update Symposium, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, November 4‑5, 1982.

*          54. "Infectious Diseases of Goats".  Jacobsen KL,  presented at the Symposium on Diseases of Sheep and Goats, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, October 1982.

*          55. "Infectious Diseases of Sheep".  Jacobsen KL, presented at the Symposium on Diseases of Sheep and Goats, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, October 1982.

*          56. "Transtracheal Wash in the Bovine".  Jacobsen KL, presented at the Post‑Graduate Conference for Michigan Veterinarians.  East Lansing, Michigan, January, 1980.

            57. "Metabolic Diseases of Cattle".  Jacobsen KL,  Extension Service Presentation to Michigan Dairymen.  Ubly, Michigan, February, 1980.

*          58. "Mannosidosis, a Hereditary Neurological Disease of Angus Calves".  Jacobsen KL,  presented at the Michigan State University Internal Medicine Seminar, March, 1980.

            59. "Acute Equine Colitis".  Jacobsen KL, presented at the Michigan Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory Seminar, April, 1980.

*          60. "Anesthesia and Restraint of Food Animals".  Jacobsen KL, presented to Southeastern Conference of Animal Health Technicians.  Athens, Georgia, 1979.

*          61.  "Dairy Management:  A Practical Approach to Herd Evaluation".  Jacobsen KL, presented to Georgia Student Association of American Bovine Practitioners.  Athens, Georgia, 1979. 

 

 

PUBLIC SERVICE PRESENTATIONS: (* = Invited Presentation)

 

            1."Large Animal Veterinary Medicine," presented to the Oconee County Elementary School Science Club, April, 1997.

            2."BST and Milk", Havens W and Jacobsen KL, Poster & Video presentation at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Open House, April, 1997.

            3."Mad Cow Disease and Meat Safety," Havens W, Jacobsen KL, and Hawkins L,  Poster presentation at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Open House, April, 1997.

*          4."Science and Veterinary Medicine," Jacobsen KL, presented to the 5th Grade Science Club, Oconee Elementary School, October, 1996.

*          5."Large Animal Veterinary Medicine," Jacobsen KL, presented to the 5th Grade Science Club, Oconee Intermediate School, March, 1996.

*          6."Microbiology and Microscopes," Jacobsen KL, presented to the 4th Grade Science Class, Oconee Intermediate School, March, 1995.

*          7."Career Opportunities in Large Animal Veterinary Medicine," Jacobsen KL, 24 lectures presented to Oconee County Middle School students in the Careers Class during 7th and 8th grade.  4 hours of presentation once per 6 weeks. 

*          8."Farm Animal Medicine," Jacobsen KL, presented to eight Kindergarten classes (240 students) at Oconee Primary School, March, 1994.

*          9."You Can Be a Large Animal Veterinarian," Jacobsen KL, presented to six 3rd Grade classes (180 students) at Oconee Elementary School, March, 1994.

*          10."Milk & Meat Food Safety," Discussion Panel at the Annual Public Service Conference, University of Georgia, January 28, 1993.

*          11."Meet a Large Animal Veterinarian", Jacobsen KL, presented to the Kindergarten Classes at Athens Academy College Preparatory School, Athens, GA,  May 18, 1993.

            12."Palpation of Cow Internal Body Organs, Life-size Models for Teaching,"  Jacobsen KL, presented at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Open House, April, YEARLY, 1992-present.

*          13."Bessie & Bossie: Life-size Models for Teaching Palpation of Cow Internal Body Organs,"  Jacobsen KL, presented at "The Celebration of the Cow,"  Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, GA, May 16, 1992.

            14."Palpation of Cow Internal Body Organs, Life-size Models for Teaching,"  Jacobsen KL, presented at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Open House, April, 1992.

*          15."Career Opportunities in Large Animal Veterinary Medicine", Jacobsen KL, presented to High School students at "Careers Day" ‑ Athens Academy College Preparatory School, Athens, GA,  March 17, 1992.

*          16."Keeping Safe: Straight Talk About Drugs, Alcohol, and Sex," Jacobsen KL, presented to 8th Graders at Clarke Middle School.  Athens, GA,  March, 1991.

*          17."What Does a Large Animal Veterinarian Do?", Jacobsen KL, presented to Kindergartners at Athens Academy, Athens, GA,  May, 1991.

*          18."Meet a Cow & Horse Doctor", Jacobsen KL, presented to Preschoolers at the University of Georgia McPhaul Child Development Center, Athens, GA,  April, 1991.

*          19."Meet a Large Animal Veterinarian", Jacobsen KL, presented to the Four‑Year‑Old classes at Athens Academy, Athens, GA,  May, 1990.

*          20."A Doctor for Cows, Horses, Sheep, Goats, and Pigs", Jacobsen KL, presented to the Two‑Year‑Old Class at the University of Georgia McPhaul Child Development Center, Athens, GA,  April, 1990.

*          21."What Does a Large Animal Veterinarian Do?", Jacobsen KL, presented to the Three & Four‑Year‑Old Class at the University of Georgia McPhaul Child Development Center, Athens, GA,  March, 1989.

*          22.  Judge for the Statewide 4‑H Agricultural Quiz Bowl.  Lansing, Michigan, October, 1981.

 

 

EDUCATIONAL SERVICE AND COMMUNITY SERVICE:

 

Meetings coordinated: 

            GVMA Bovine Program Coordinator: responsible for arranging speakers, sponsors, and topics for two days of the program.  1993-2000.

            Program Chairman for the Dairy-Split Sessions for 1996 AABP meeting:  responsible for obtaining 14 speakers and assigning topics & moderators for the sessions with the largest attendance at the national American Association of Bovine Practitioners Meeting (annual attendance approximately 1500). 

 

Sessions chaired at scientific meetings:

            Chairman, Dairy Session on Youngstock Disease, American Association of Bovine Practitioners Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.  Sept 12-15, 1996.

            Chairman, Dairy Session on Dairy Economics, American Association of Bovine Practitioners Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.  Sept 12-15, 1996.

            Georgia Veterinary Medical Association Annual Meeting:    Chaired 2 mornings of sessions in the Food Animal Program.  YEARLY, 1992- 2000.

 

Receipt of grants and contracts to finance development of service innovations:

            Ehrlich J.  Intelligent Report Formats for Dairy Production Medicine.  SBIR Proposal # 9700136.  May 1997-Nov 1997.  $50,000.  Funded.  Dr. Karen Jacobsen served as the statistical and dairy records consultant on this grant.  

 

Community Service & Youth Leadership:

            Girl Scouts of America (Lifetime Member):  Girl Scout Leader for Brownie Troop (21 girls), Junior Troop (15 girls), and Cadette Girl Scout Troop (9 girls), Athens, GA, 1990-1996.

            Boy Scouts of America:  Cub Scout Den Leader for Boy Scout Troop (9 boys), Athens, GA 1993-1997.

            Church Sunday School Teacher, Religious Education, Friendship Presbyterian Church, Athens, GA,  1990-1994.

            Church Youth Group Leader, Religious Education, Friendship Presbyterian Church, Athens, GA, 1995-1999.

            4-H Adult Volunteer, Oconee County 4-H,  Watkinsville, GA,  1997-2005.        

 

HOBBIES:

Square Dancing, Canoeing,  Gardening, Foreign Languages, Grandparenting