After the Abstract: Pinkeye

Join Dr. Brian Lubbers and Dr. Brad White as they discuss a paper looking at a randomized clinical trial evaluating a farm-of-origin autogenous Moraxella bovis vaccine to control infectious pinkeye in beef cattle.

View the full paper here

After the Abstract is recorded with the goal of assisting veterinarians in the interpretation of scientific literature.  This podcast is not an endorsement of specific practices and medical decisions should only be made in consultation with your veterinarian. 

Tox Talk: 1 Dead and Several Gaunt

50 cow/calf pairs were turned into a new pasture midway through the summer. The next day every cow looked gaunt and one was dead. What happened? Tune into Dr. Brad White and Dr. Scott Fritz to find out what happened.

Diving into Diets: Replacement Heifer Development

In this episode of Bovine Science with BCI, we are talking about replacement heifer development. Join Dr. Philip Lancaster and Dr. Brad White as they discuss nutrition and what their targets are for replacement heifers.

Herd Health: New Research on BLV

An older cow. A diagnosis of leukosis. A conformation of bovine leukosis virus. What’s next? What does that mean for this herd? Dr. Bob Larson and Dr. Brad White dive into the case to figure out what happened.

View the discussed links visit here:
Cross-sectional study
No evidence for a negative association

Bull Breeding Injuries

A three year old Angus bull is turned out into the breeding pasture in May. During a weekly check the client notes a bull is away from the cows. With a closer examination some of the cows were in heat. Why would the bull be off by himself? He gets him up and sees a problem.

Listen to Dr. Matt Miesner and Dr. Brad White discuss this case and how it was handled.

Tox Talk: Head Pressing and 2 Dead

In January you moved 300 head of cow calf pairs to a new field. Before you know it, two are dead and two more are head pressing. What could be causing this? How would you react? Listen to this episode of Tox Talk with Dr. Scott Fritz and Dr. Brad White as they break down this case.

Tox Talk: 3 Head Found Dead in the Feedlot

Spring is in the air, feedlot calves are gaining steady, and everything seems perfect, until 3 head are found dead. Could this have been avoided? Find out on this episode of Tox Talk.

After the Abstract: Longitudinal effects in calves at high risk for BRD

Join Dr. Brian Lubbers and Dr. Brad White as they discuss a paper looking at the longitudinal effects of enrofloxacin or tulathromycin use in preweaned calves at high risk of BRD.

View the full paper here:
Longitudinal effects of enrofloxacin or tulathromycin use in preweaned calves at high risk of bovine respiratory disease on the shedding of antimicrobial-resistant fecal Escherichia coli

After the Abstract is recorded with the goal of assisting veterinarians in the interpretation of scientific literature.  This podcast is not an endorsement of specific practices and medical decisions should only be made in consultation with your veterinarian. 

Losing Condition

A producer has an Angus heifer who has always been a little over-conditioned. After having her second calf, she has been quickly losing condition. The producer has tried everything to stop her from losing weight and needs your help. What do you do?

Listen to Dr. Matt Miesner and Dr. Brad White discuss this case and how it was handled.

Herd Health: A Decreased Pregnancy Rate

What would take a pregnancy rate from 92% all the way down to 60%? Dr. Bob Larson and Dr. Brad White dive into the case to figure out what happened.

View the discussed link visit here.

Diving into Diets: Vitamins A, D, and E

On this episode of Diving into Diets, Dr. Phillip Lancaster and Dr. Brad White break down vitamins A, D, and E in the diet. How much of a Vitamin A is needed? How is Vitamin D supplied? Can cattle consume too much of Vitamin E? These questions, and more, are answered today!

After the Abstract: Sampling methods to identify respiratory pathogens in BRD

Join Dr. Brian Lubbers and Dr. Brad White as they look at a paper comparing sampling techniques for identifying bacterial pathogens in dairy calves with BRD.

View the full paper here: Agreement Among 4 Sampling Methods to Identify Respiratory Pathogens in Dairy Calves with Acute Bovine Respiratory Disease.

After the Abstract is recorded with the goal of assisting veterinarians in the interpretation of scientific literature.  This podcast is not an endorsement of specific practices and medical decisions should only be made in consultation with your veterinarian. 

Herd Health: BVD

Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) can be hard to navigate. On this episode of Bovine Science with BCI, the team discussed what practices you can recommend if you encounter a case of BVD.

To view the BVD Consult visit: https://ksubci.org/bvdbovine-viral-diarrhea-control-consult

Diving into Diets: Grass Tetany

Grass tetany is caused by low levels of magnesium in the blood and normally strikes in late spring during peak lactation. Join Dr. Phillip Lancaster and Dr. Brad White as they discuss multiple ways to combat grass tetany in cattle herds.

Tox Talk: Girl’s Night Out Gone Wrong

We’ve all had cows get out, but it’s especially frustrating when they get into things they aren’t supposed to. Check out what happened in this case when a girl’s night out took a turn for the worst…

After the Abstract: Lung lesions effect on relapse rate and growth performance

When treating cattle for bovine respiratory disease, it is difficult to know whether or not the treatment will be successful. Join Dr. Brian Lubbers and Dr. Brad White as they discuss a paper focused on lung lesions and the affect they have on relapse rate and growth performance.

View the discussed paper here: Association of lung lesions measured by thoracic ultrasonography at first diagnosis of bronchopneumonia with relapse rate and growth performance in feedlot cattle

After the Abstract is recorded with the goal of assisting veterinarians in the interpretation of scientific literature.  This podcast is not an endorsement of specific practices and medical decisions should only be made in consultation with your veterinarian. 

Bright, Alert, and Responsive Down Cows

When you find a down cow, it can be easy to assume she is sick, but what if she isn’t showing any sickness signs? She’s bright, alert, and responsive, but the problem is that she can’t stand. Dr. Matt Mesiner and Dr. Brad White talk through this case on Bovine Science with BCI.

Cross-sectional study to describe bovine leukemia virus herd and within-herd ELISA prevalence and bovine leukemia virus proviral load of convenience-sampled Kansas beef cow-calf herds

No evidence for a negative association between bovine leukemia virus status and fertility in Kansas beef herds: a cross-sectional study

Herd Health: Keep or Cull?

A common question we get asked is what to do about open two year olds. Should a producer keep or cull them? Dr. Bob Larson answers questions about cost breakdowns and more on this episode of Herd Health.

To see the spread sheet referenced in the episode, visit our Calculators page.

Diving into Diets: Minerals

What type of mineral should you be using on your cows? Does the time of year have an impact on mineral requirement? What economical factors effect mineral choice? These questions and more are answered by Dr. Phillip Lancaster and Dr. Brad White on this episode of Diving into Diets.

After the Abstract: Enrofloxacin Treatment of Acute Anaplasmosis

Join Dr. Brian Lubbers and Dr. Brad White on this episode of After the Abstract where they discuss the paper titled: Clinical effectiveness of enrofloxacin 100 mg/mL injectable solution for the treatment of acute anaplasmosis in cattle caused by Anaplasma marginale.

Clinical effectiveness of enrofloxacin 100 mg/mL injectable solution for the treatment of acute anaplasmosis in cattle caused by Anaplasma marginale

After the Abstract is recorded with the goal of assisting veterinarians in the interpretation of scientific literature.  This podcast is not an endorsement of specific practices and medical decisions should only be made in consultation with your veterinarian. 

** Baytril CA-1 is no longer marketed for use in the US.

A Case of Bloat?

When discussing bloat in cattle, there are many types, each requiring different treatment options. Hear from Dr. Matt Miesner and Dr. Brad White as they discuss an odd case of bloat on this week’s episode of Bovine Science with BCI.

Tox Talk: 15 Dead in 36 Hours

What would cause 15 head of freshly weaned calves to spontaneously die 36 hours after processing? Dr. Scott Fritz and Dr. Brad White work through this case on Tox Talk to find the answer.

After the Abstract: Impacts of Veterinary Feed Directives

Join Dr. Brain Lubbers and Dr. Brad White for this week’s episode of Bovine Science with BCI, as they walk through the paper titled: Impact of the veterinary feed directive on Ohio cattle operations.

If you have a paper you would like to hear discussed send the BCI team an email at bci@ksu.edu.

After the Abstract is recorded with the goal of assisting veterinarians in the interpretation of scientific literature.  This podcast is not an endorsement of specific practices and medical decisions should only be made in consultation with your veterinarian.