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Systematic review and meta-analysis of effectiveness of viral vaccines for mitigation of bovine respiratory disease complex

Viral vaccines are commonly used to reduce risk from bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in feedlot cattle upon arrival. The purpose of this study was to systematically review available literature on the effectiveness of viral antigen vaccines to reduce the morbidity

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Evaluating multiple risk factors for bovine respiratory disease of feedlot cattle

Many different risk factors combine to cause bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in feedlot cattle. A group of researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia recently published a series of papers that investigated how different management options impacted the risk

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BCI Research Update: Cow-Calf Management Strategies to Impact Sustainability of the Beef Industry

Management decisions in the cow-calf sector can alter the sustainability of the beef industry by impacting land usage, water usage, and greenhouse gas emissions. Cattle producers need to be profitable to maintain their livelihoods, but also need to sustain the

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BCI Research Update: Restrictive Farming Practices

Increasingly, some food companies are responding to perceived consumer preferences or activist groups by restricting certain production practices and offering products produced only under specific processes. Similarly, policy makers domestically and globally are assessing food production practice market access restrictions.

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BCI Research Update: Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is a high profile and growing concern in veterinary medicine. Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is one of the major health problems in the beef industry that is commonly addressed by treatment with antimicrobial agents. Researchers at the College

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VFD Modules

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BQA Next Generation Online Learning Management

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BCI Staff Spotlight

Alyssa Toillion Hometown: Auburn, KS Education: Bachelor’s degree in veterinary science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. BCI Staff Title and Responsibilities: Assistant Project Coordinator – video editing/production of online training modules, rendering/uploading videos, video formatting, industry specific script writing, customer service and overseeing undergraduate students. Favorite part of

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In Research: Update on Beta Agonist Research

By Dr. Dan Frese, graduate studies, BCI One of the hotter topics of discussion in the beef industry during the last two or three years has been the use of a class of feed additives called Beta Adrenergic Agonists (βAA)

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Rural Practitioner

Dr. Shane Terrell Beef Cattle Consultant for PAC Gothenburg, Nebraska By Lisa Henderson Shane Terrell, DVM, is a beef cattle consultant for Production Animal Consultation (PAC) based in Gothenburg, Nebraska. He said his upbringing in northwest Nebraska on a diversified

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