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 Videos

Cattlemen to Cattlemen, May 23, 2017 Developing New Tools in the Fight Against BRD

Cattlemen to Cattlemen, April 12, 2017 Battling BRD With Genomics

Vaccinating High-risk Calves Against BRD, Dr. John Richeson, September 18, 2015

The Value of Using Enhanced Case Definitions for the Management of BRD in Commercial Feedlots, Dr. James Lowe, September 18, 2015

Risk Factors for BRD on Cow-Calf Operations, Dr. Amelia Woolums, September 18, 2015

Cattlemen to Cattlemen, November 18, 2014 BRD CAP Update

Cattlemen to Cattlemen, October 15, 2013 USDA Low Stress Handling

Cattlemen to Cattlemen, September 24, 2013 USDA Genetics

Dr. Derek Haley and Dr. Joe Stookey at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan Two-Stage Weaning

National Institute for Animal Agriculture 2013 Annual Conference Drover's Cattle Network

2013 National Cattlemen's Beef Association Annual Convention and Trade Show Cattle Chat Corner

Cattlemen to Cattlemen: BRD Coordinated Agricultural Project

The Cattle Network: Selecting Against Sickness

Beef Magazine: What is the Value of Genomics?

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 Presentations

Guidelines for collection of bovine respiratory disease data

By: Larry Kuehn, Ph.D and R. Mark Enns, Ph.D.
Presented at the Beef Improvement Federation Convention, Manhattan, KS
June 16, 2016

Identifying genetic differences in susceptibility to BRD: Results from the USDA-NIFA CAP grant

By: Holly Neibergs, Ph.D
Presented at the Beef Improvement Federation Convention, Manhattan, KS
June 16, 2016

Utilizing DNA Information in Cattle Selection Programs

By: Alison Van Eenennaam, Ph.D
Presented at the Western Canadian Association of Bovine Practitioners Conference, Calgary, AB, Canada
January 14, 2016

Genetic Approaches to Identify Genomic Regions Associated with Decreased Susceptibility to Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex

By: Holly Neibergs, Ph.D
Presented at the BRD Symposium, American Association of Bovine Practitioners Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA
September 18, 2015

Host Gene Expression Response to Specific BRD Pathogens

By: Laurel Gershwin, DVM, Ph.D
Presented at the BRD Symposium, American Association of Bovine Practitioners Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA
September 18, 2015

The Changing Impact of Economics on Managing Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex in Feedlot Cattle

By: Shannon Neibergs, Ph.D
Presented at the BRD Symposium, American Association of Bovine Practitioners Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA
September 18, 2015

Producer Uptake: How might genomic information be translated to industry outcomes?

By: Alison Van Eenennaam, Ph.D
Presented at the BRD Symposium, American Association of Bovine Practitioners Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA
September 18, 2015

Reducing Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex (BRDCO) in Beef and Dairy Cattle - Project Update and Findings

By: Holly L. Neibergs, Ph.D
Presented to the National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium: Brown Bagger Series
October 15, 2014

Economic Benefits of Using Genetic Selection to Reduce the Prevalence of Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex in Beef Feedlot Cattle

By: Holly L. Neibergs, Ph.D
Presented to the Beef Improvement Federation
June 20, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska

Development of a standardized scoring system to diagnose bovine respiratory disease in dairy calves

By:W.J. Love, S.S. Aly, P.H. Kass, C.M. Drake, T.B. Farver, H.E. Crockford, J.H. Davis, A.L. Van Eenennaam, T.W. Lehenbauer
Presented at the ADSA-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting
July 8-12, 2013 in Indianapolis, IN

Genomics of Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD): An Update

By:Alison Van Eenennaam, Ph.D
Presented at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
June 26, 2013 in Clay Center, NE

Annual Progress Report for Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex (BRDC) Coordinated Agriculture Project

PD: James E. Womack
Presented at the USDA/NIFA Annual PD Meeting
Jan 11, 2013 in San Diego, CA

Characterization of the sickness response in Bovine Respiratory Disease

By: R. Toaff-Rosenstein, L. Gershwin, A. J. Zanella, and C. Tucker.
Presented at the American Society of Animal Science Annual Meeting
July 17th, 2012 in Phoenix, AZ

The Genetics of Disease Resistance and Susceptibility

By: Mark Enns, Ph.D
Presented to NCBA Cattlemen's College, sponsored by BRD CAP
February 1st, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee

Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex and Designing Effective Vaccination Programs

By: Christopher Chase, Ph.D, D.V.M.
Presented to NCBA Cattleman's College, sponsored by BRD CAP
February 1st, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee

Integrated Program for Reducing Bovine Respiratory Disease in Beef and Dairy Cattle

By: Alison L. Van Eenennaam, Ph.D
Presented to NCBA Cattleman's College, sponsored by BRD CAP
February 1st, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee

Also presented in a series of 4 county-based meetings with beef cattle producers at "Animal Health" Beef Quality Assurance meetings in Northern California

The Genetic Basis of Host Susceptibility to Bovine Respiratory Disease

By: Alison L. Van Eenennaam, Ph.D
Presented to the Plant and Animal Genome Conference
January 14th, 2012 in San Diego, California

Feeding the World Through Improved Animal Health and Genetic Selection

By: Holly Neibergs, Ph.D
Presented to American Assocation of Bovine Practictioners
November 17th, 2011 in San Deigo, California

Integrated Program for Reducing Bovine Respiratory Disease in Beef and Diary Cattle

By: Holly Neibergs, Ph.D
Presented to the National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium: Brown Bagger Series
October 12th, 2011

BRDC CAP Project Overview

By: Alison L. Van Eeenennaam, Ph.D
Presented to the Board of American Veterinary Consultants
August 4th, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado

What weighing should be given to BRD resistant selection decisions?

By: Alison L. Van Eenennaam, Ph.D and Michael D. MacNeil, Ph.D
Presented to the Beef Improvement Federation
June 3rd, 2011 in Bozeman, Montana


  Risk Assessment

Dairy Cattle Risk Assessment

The link below directs you to a prototype BRD risk assessment tool for dairy producers.


Dairy Cattle Risk Assessment

This site is still under development; we are gathering data to validate the different levels of risk assigned to different management practices.
This risk assessment tool was developed based in part on the literature summarized in the summary sheets below. Some management practices do not have good studies objectively quantifying their impact on the risk of BRD.

Research is underway to provide data that can help validate this risk assessment:

 

Two recent freely available papers that summarize the data in this field can be found at the following links:


Cow Calf Risk Assessment

The link below directs you to a BRD risk assessment tool for Cow Calf producers.


  • Cow Calf BRD Risk Assessment

  • This tool will be updated as new data becomes available.