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Head of the Ruminant and Swine Section at Anicon Labor GmbH, Hoeltinghausen, Germany In charge of veterinary diagnostics, autogenous vaccines, research and product developtment
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Diplomate
Germany
Muehlenstrasse 13, 49685 Hoeltinghausen
University of Vet. Medicine Hannover, Germany
M. Ganter

Infectious Diseases in Small Ruminants
Immunology
Vaccines
Pathology
Veterinary Diagnostics

EDUCATION

04/2014 - 10/2016

Veterinarian assistant at the Clinic for Swine and Small Ruminants, Clinic for Swine and Small Ruminants, Forensic Medicine and Ambulatory Services, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation

06/2014 - 06/2017

Resident of the European College of Small Ruminant Health Management, Clinic for Swine and Small Ruminants, Forensic Medicine and Ambulatory Services, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation. Full time post graduate student in a senior clinical scholar program towards the European Diploma in Small Ruminant Health Management (ECSRHM), under the supervision of  Prof.  Dr.  Martin Ganter. Training Program: European College of Small Ruminant Health Management Official End of Training Program: 05/2017

02/2014 – 04/2014

Veterinarian assistant at the Ambulatory Services, Clinic for Swine and Small Ruminants, Forensic Medicine and Ambulatory  Services, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation

05/2012 - 01/2017

Training for Germany Veterinary Specialist for Small Ruminants, Clinic for Swine and Small Ruminants, Forensic Medicine and Ambulatory Services, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation. Training Program: Veterinary Specialist for Small Ruminants. 

05/2012 – 12/2013

Doctoral Thesis, Clinic for Swine and Small Ruminants, Forensic Medicine and Ambulatory Services, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, Title: "Investigations on the distribution and transmission of Schmallenberg virus in sheep and goat flocks."

05/2012 - 03/2014

Doctoral Researcher at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Federal Ministry of Education and Research joint project on “Investigations on the distribution and transmission of Schmallenberg virus in sheep and goat flocks” and cooperation in a vaccination trial with MSD Animal Health (Schmallenberg virus vaccine for sheep and goats, Bovilis®SBV)

04/2012

3rd state exam in veterinary medicine, Award: Award of the Association of friends of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation e.V. (“Gesellschaft der Freunde der Tierärztlichen Hochschule Hannover e.V.”) for one of the five best university degrees

10/2010 - 12/2010

Veterinarian Internship abroad (3 months), Inglewood Veterinary Services Ltd, Kelly and Brown Street, Inglewood, Taranaki, 4330, New Zealand, Veterinarian assistance in medical treatment of single animals and flocks of small ruminants and cattle. Experience in field work under New Zealand conditions. Supervision by Dr. Neil Chesterton and his colleagues.

10/2006 - 04/2012

Student of Veterinary Medicine, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, Hannover, Germany

 

PROFESSIONAL ACITIVTIES

Veterinarian assistant

 04/2014 - 10/2016

Full time veterinary assistant in the Clinic for Swine and Small Ruminants and Forensic Medicine and Ambulatory Services. Responsible for medical treatment of animals with focus on sheep, goats and South-American camelids as well as swine in terms of routine and emergency calls. Moreover, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of (none-) infectious diseases patterns. Close collaboration with pathologists on diagnostic purposes for flock treatment and management as well as for single animal treatment and research studies. Furthermore, assistance in the Sheep and Goat Flock Health Service of the Clinic for Swine and Small Ruminants as well as autonomous university teaching in the (under-) graduate study fields‚ disease patterns of small ruminants in theory and practice', co-operation in lab courses on ‚pre-analysis and analysis of (pathological) samples‘.

10/2016 - 07/2017

Veterinary Assistant in the herd health service for small ruminants of the Clinic for Swine and Small Ruminants of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover,  Foundation (60%)

10/2016 - 07/2017

Veterinarian at Anicon Labor GmbH, Hoeltinghausen, Germany (40%)

08/2017 until now

Head of the Ruminants and Swine Section at Anicon Labor GmbH, Hoeltinghausen, Germany, responsible for Veterinary Diagnostics, autogenous vaccines, Research and development

 

Schmallenberg virus (Research Project)

05/2012 – 03/2014

Research project focused on “Investigations on the distribution and transmission of Schmallenberg virus in sheep and goats”. Assistance and leading positions in several collaboration projects on “Vaccination of small ruminants against Schmallenberg virus” – joint project of the Clinic for Swine and Small Ruminants and MSD Animal Health.

Veterinary undergrad

07/2009 – 06/2010

Part time job as ungraduated vet student for one year at the Clinic for Swine and Small Ruminants of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation. Responsible for assistance of the veterinarians who were on call during night-shifts and on the weekends with focus on medical treatment, animal care, assistance during surgery, birth monitoring, birth assistance, etc. in sheep, goats, new world camelids and pigs under the supervision of the veterinarian assistant who was on call.

MEMBERSHIP OF SCIENTIFIC ORGANISATIONS

  • German society of Veterinary Medicine - professional group “Small Ruminants”, since 2012
  • German Association of Practicing Veterinarians, since 2012

 

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

  • C. Helmer, R. Eibach, P C Tegtmeyer, E Humann-Ziehank, M Runge, M Ganter. Serosurvey of Schmallenberg Virus Infections in Sheep and Goat Flocks in Lower Saxony, Germany. In: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, October 2013, Volume 62, p. 425-436.
  • C. Helmer, R. Eibach, P. C. Tegtmeyer, E. Humann-Ziehank, M. Ganter. Survey of Schmallenberg virus (SBV) infection in German goat flocks. In: Epidemiology and Infection, November 2013, Volume 141, Issue 11, pp. 2335-2345.
  • M. Ganter, R. Eibach, C. Helmer. Update on Schmallenberg virus infections in small ruminants. In: Small Ruminant Research, Volume 118, Issue 1-3, May 2014, Pages 63-68.
  • C. Helmer, R. Eibach, S. Kleinschmidt, M. Ganter. Yersinia pseudotuberculosis infection in an adult Boer goat. In: Veterinary Record Case Reports, 3:e000206 doi:10.1136/vetreccr-2015-000206, June 2015.
  • C. Helmer, R. Eibach, P.C. Tegtmeyer, E. Humann-Ziehank, b. Bürstel, K. Meyer, U. Moog, S. Stauch. H. Strobel, K. Voigt, P. Sieber, M. Greiner, M. Ganter. Seroprevalence of Schmallenberg virus infections in sheep and goat flocks in Germany,2012- 2013. In: Veterinary Medicine and Science, January 2016, Volume 2, pp. 10-22.
  • E. Wirthgen, C. Höflich, M. Spitschak, C. Helmer, B. Brand, J. Langbein, F. Metzger, A. Höflich Quantitative Western ligand blotting reveals common pattern and differntial features of IGFBP-fingerprints in domestic ruminant breeds and species, In: Growth Hormone and IGF Research, 2016, 26, 42-49.
  • C. Helmer, R. Eibach, E. Humann-Ziehank, S. Kleinschmidt, M. Kölln, J. Kamphues , M. Ganter Concurrent molybdenosis, secondary copper deficiency, cobalt and selenium deficiency in a pedigree sheep flock in Northern Germany, In: Small Ruminant Research, submitted 23.06.2016, under review

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  • R. Eibach, C. Helmer, P. Tegtmeyer, E. Humann-Ziehank, A. v. Altrock, J. Jokiel, R. Dühlmeier, R. Runge, M. Ganter. A-H-Syndrom caused by “Schmallenberg-Virus”. In: Tierärztliche Praxis Großtiere 2012 40 5: A13-A23. Abstracts der Internationalen DVG Tagung - Tiergesundheit kleiner Wiederkäuer, Sellin/ Rügen, 23.-25. May 2013.
  • M. Ganter, R. Eibach, C. Helmer. Empfehlungen zur Vermeidung von Missbildungen. Deutsche Schafzucht 21/12, 10. November 2012.
  • C. Helmer. Investigations on the distribution and transmission of Schmallenberg virus in sheep and goat flock. Dissertation 2013 at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, Hannover, Germany
  • C. Helmer, S. Kleinschmidt, M. Ganter. Losses due to listeriosis during the lambing period in a dairy goat flock. In: Tierärztliche Praxis Großtiere 2014. Abstracts der Internationalen DVG Tagung - Tiergesundheit kleiner Wiederkäuer, Weimar, 21.-23. May 2014.
  • C. Helmer. New insights on a new virus – current knowledge on the distribution of the Schmallenberg virus in German small ruminant flocks. In: HundKatzePferd 01/2015, January 2015, pages 34-37.

ORAL AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS

  • Survey of Schmallenberg virus (SBV) infection in German goat flocks, 8th International Sheep Veterinary Congress, 18. – 22. Februar 2013, Rotorua, New Zealand (oral presentation)
  • Epidemiological investigations on the distribution of Schmallenberg virus infections in German sheep and goat flocks,  8. Veranstaltung zur Schaf- und Ziegengesundheit für Tierhalter und Tierärzte, 26. September 2013, Bösleben, Germany  (oral presentation)
  • Current knowledge on the distribution of the Schmallenberg virus in German small ruminant flocks, DVG Vet-Congress 2013, internationale Tagung der DVG-Fachgruppe Krankheiten kleiner Wiederkäuer, 06. – 07. November 2013, Berlin, Germany (oral presentation)
  • Losses due to listeriosis during the lambing period in a dairy goat flock, internationale Jahrestagung der Schafgesundheitsdienste und der DVG-Fachgruppe „Krankheiten kleiner Wiederkäuer“, 21. – 23.05.2014, Weimar, Germany (oral presentation)
  • Seroprevalence of Schmallenberg virus infection in sheep and goat flocks in Germany, 2013, 2nd European Conference of Small Ruminant Health Management, 23. – 25.10.2014, London, United Kingdom (oral presentation)
  • Yersinia pseudotuberculosis infection in an adult Boer goat, international DVG Vet-Congress 2015, Tagung der DVG-Fachgruppe Krankheiten kleiner Wiederkäuer, 19. – 20. May 2015, Triesdorf, Germany (oral presentation)
  • Yersinia pseudotuberculosis infection in an adult Boer goat, SEOC 2015, National and International Annual General Meeting of the Spanish Society of Sheep and Goats and AGM of the ECSRHM , 16.-18.09.2015, Castellon, Spain (poster presentation)
  • Subclinical mastitis in goats, 8. Leipziger Tierärztekongress, workshop „Small Ruminants“, 16. January 2016, Leipzig, Germany  (oral presentation)
  • Concurrent molybdenosis, secondary copper deficiency, cobalt and selenium deficiency in a pedigree sheep flock in Northern Germany, DVG-Tagung Fachgruppe Kleine Wiederkäuer und AGM des ECSRHM, 15. - 18. Juni 2016, Freiburg, Germany (oral presentation)

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