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The Beef Cattle Institute

Listen to veterinary professionals from the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University talk about a variety of topics within cattle health, nutrition, reproduction, and science. New episodes of Bovine Science with BCI are posted each Monday.

Latest Episode

Depressed Calf

A producer brings a depressed calf and its dam to Dr. Matt Miesner from a herd with a history of scours. Initially, he thought it was a cut-and-dry case. After more investigation, the opposite started to become true. Dr. Brad White discusses this tricky situation with Dr. Miesner on this episode of Bovine Science with… Continue reading Depressed Calf

June 17 • 20m 59.8s

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Depressed Calf

A producer brings a depressed calf and its dam to Dr. Matt Miesner from a herd with a history of scours. Initially, he thought it was a cut-and-dry case. After more investigation, the opposite started to become true. Dr. Brad White discusses this tricky situation with Dr. Miesner on this episode of Bovine Science with… Continue reading Depressed Calf

June 17 • 20m 59.8s
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Tox Talk: No Clinical Signs

Two months into the calving season, multiple calves within a 40 head herd randomly die with no clinical signs. Dr. Scott Fritz and Dr. Brad White get to the bottom this mystery on this week’s edition of Bovine Science’s Tox Talk. The toxicology website and Bovine Sciences with BCI podcasts have been sponsored in part… Continue reading Tox Talk: No Clinical Signs

June 10 • 20m 26.8s
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After the Abstract: To Precondition or not to Precondtion

Dr. Brian Lubbers and Dr. Brad White deep dive into a recently published paper titled: Comparison between a complete preconditioning programme and conventional conduct on behaviour, health and performance of young bulls from small cow-calf herds. Comparison between a complete preconditioning programme and conventional conduct on behaviour, health and performance of young bulls from small… Continue reading After the Abstract: To Precondition or not to Precondtion

June 3 • 21m 25.5s
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Herd Health: Stress and Reproduction

Breeding season has begun for some and is just around the corner for others. Learn more about how stress affects fertility and the success of an artificial insemination or embryo transfer project in this edition of Herd Health. Dr. Brad White and Dr. Bob Larson discuss the causes of stress, management techniques that will help… Continue reading Herd Health: Stress and Reproduction

May 27 • 24m 11.6s
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Diving into Diets: Mature Bull Nutrition

Dr. Philip Lancaster and Dr. Brad White sit down and discuss how to manage the nutrition of mature bulls to keep them healthy during the offseason and working hard after turnout time. Tune in to this episode of Bovine Science with BCI to learn more.

May 20 • 16m 0.3s
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Herd Health: Multisire Pastures

Multisire pastures and how do we manage them throughout the breeding season. Find out on this episode of Herd Health with Dr. Bob Larson and Dr. Brad White to learn more.

May 13 • 18m 18.9s
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Water Belly Bull

Multiple bulls are in a dry lot pen in the off season. One bull starts to act depressed and maybe bloated. Listen to Dr. Matt Miesner and Dr. Brad White discuss this case and how to deal with this issue on this episode of Bovine Science with BCI.

May 6 • 25m 16.8s
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After the Abstract: Training Program & Antimicrobial Drug Usage

Join Dr. Brian Lubbers and Dr. Brad White as they discuss a paper looking at Effect of a dairy farmworker stewardship training program on antimicrobial drug usage in dairy cows. 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… Continue reading After the Abstract: Training Program & Antimicrobial Drug Usage

April 29 • 25m 40.1s
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Diving into Diets: Forage Utilization

Join Dr. Philip Lancaster and Dr. Brad White as they discuss how to get more grazing days and how to be more efficient with the forage you have available. Tune in to this episode of Bovine Science with BCI to learn more.

April 22 • 22m 56.7s
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Herd Health: Pre-Weaning Disease in Herds

It’s spring! For a spring calving herd its full optimism. New calves on the ground getting ready to start growing and thriving; until pre-weaning disease hits. Find out on this episode of Herd Health with Dr. Bob Larson and Dr. Brad White to learn more.  To read more: Improving Beef Calf HealthBiosecurity Practices in Western Canadian… Continue reading Herd Health: Pre-Weaning Disease in Herds

April 15 • 26m 53.3s
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Tox Talk: 4 Dead Heifers

50 first-calf heifers out grazing in early spring still being fed hay every other day. All the heifers looked normal but the next day 4 heifers were dead. What happened? Tune into Tox Talk with Dr. Brad White and Dr. Scott Fritz to find out. The toxicology website and Bovine Sciences with BCI podcasts have… Continue reading Tox Talk: 4 Dead Heifers

April 8 • 19m 12.9s
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After the Abstract: Lameness in Feedlot Cattle

Join Dr. Brian Lubbers and Dr. Brad White as they discuss a paper looking at Economic Impacts of Lameness in Feedlot 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… Continue reading After the Abstract: Lameness in Feedlot Cattle

April 1 • 22m 55.7s
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Tox Talk: Neurologic Signs and Acute Death

17 cow-calf pairs are in a dry lot. When all of a sudden the calves start developing neurologic signs and begin to die. What happened? Tune into Tox Talk with Dr. Brad White and Dr. Scott Fritz to find out. The toxicology website and Bovine Sciences with BCI podcasts have been sponsored in part through… Continue reading Tox Talk: Neurologic Signs and Acute Death

March 25 • 23m 12.2s
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After the Abstract: Does Swab Type Matter?

Join Dr. Brian Lubbers and Dr. Brad White as they discuss a paper looking at Does swab type matter? Comparing methods for Mannheim hemolytic recovery and upper respiratory microbiome characterization in feedlot cattle. View the full paper here After the Abstract is recorded with the goal of assisting veterinarians in the interpretation of scientific literature.  This… Continue reading After the Abstract: Does Swab Type Matter?

March 18 • 23m 40.3s
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Herd Health: Vaccines

What’s the impact of vaccinating beef and dairy cattle for bacterial pathogens? Find out on this episode of Herd Health with Dr. Bob Larson and Dr. Brad White to hear what they have to say about vaccinating.  To read more: Systematic review of vaccine efficacyEvidence-Based effectiveness of vaccination Systematic review and network meta-analysis of bacterial and… Continue reading Herd Health: Vaccines

March 11 • 23m 3.7s
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Tox Talk: Valuable Heifer

A very valuable first calf heifer who had her calf earlier this spring was out with the bulls. Last week she seemed to be doing fine and was with the rest of the heifers. The next day she was found dead. What happened? Tune into Tox Talk with Dr. Brad White and Dr. Scott Fritz… Continue reading Tox Talk: Valuable Heifer

March 4 • 23m 46.8s
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Diving into Diets: Bull Nutrition

Join Dr. Philip Lancaster and Dr. Brad White to learn more about managing bull nutrition throughout their lifetime on this episode of Bovine Science with BCI.

February 26 • 24m 27.4s
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After the Abstract: Early Diagnosis of Pneumonia

Join Dr. Brian Lubbers and Dr. Brad White as they discuss a paper looking at Short Communication: Circadian variations and day-to-day variability of clinical signs used for the early diagnosis of pneumonia within and between calves. View the full paper here After the Abstract is recorded with the goal of assisting veterinarians in the interpretation… Continue reading After the Abstract: Early Diagnosis of Pneumonia

February 19 • 23m 42.7s
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Herd Health: Reproduction

Pregnancy rates and calving season timing are really important factors for success in beef cow-calf herds. To learn more about pregnancy rates and calving season timing tune in to this episode of Herd Health with Dr. Bob Larson and Dr. Brad White to hear what they have to say about Bob’s favorite topic reproduction. To… Continue reading Herd Health: Reproduction

February 12 • 24m 30s
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Herd Health: Bovine Theriogenology

A frequently asked question is-are cattle seasonally breeders why or why not? Tune in to this episode of Herd Health with Dr. Bob Larson and Dr. Brad White to hear what they have to say.

February 5 • 22m 37.9s
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Herd Health: Bull Soundness Exam

A frequently asked question is what do we do with those bulls that were previously good and mature. Then when it’s time to test them for their Bull Soundness Exam they have gone bad. Tune in to this episode of Herd Health with Dr. Bob Larson and Dr. Brad White to learn more.

January 29 • 22m 17.1s
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Bovine Sciences Special Edition

Winter is often meeting season and at meetings there are opportunities to hear some of the latest findings and research. Join Dr. Brad White, Dr. Phillip Lancaster and Dr. Bob Larson to learn what interesting abstracts they have heard.

January 22 • 23m 52.1s
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Diving Into Diets: Thin Cows

Join Dr. Philip Lancaster and Dr. Brad White as they discuss thin cows in this episode of Bovine Science with BCI. Learn more about thin cows, when you see they are thin, how to get them to gain weight and how to get the cows back to where they need to be with tools and… Continue reading Diving Into Diets: Thin Cows

January 15 • 24m 9s
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Tox Talk: Ergot Bulls

It’s late summer and it’s time to get the bulls ready for the fall breeding season. There were 25 breeding bulls housed together in a pasture since they had been working in the spring. It is time for their routine breeding soundness exam prior to placement with the fall herd. Only half of them passed… Continue reading Tox Talk: Ergot Bulls

January 8 • 24m 59.6s
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The Comatose Calf

It’s late February, a cow-calf client who finished calving, about a week ago, was riding through the pasture and found a comatose unresponsive calf. After a quick call about this two week old heifer the producer decides to bring her into the clinic. Listen to Dr. Matt Miesner and Dr. Brad White discuss this case… Continue reading The Comatose Calf

January 1 • 25m 12.3s
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Tox Talk: Pica Cornstalks and 4 Dead

It’s early November, the cows have just come off grass and turned onto cornstalks. The weather is cool and the cows were grazing well until the next day. Four cows were found dead by the producer. What happened? Tune into Tox Talk with Dr. Brad White and Dr. Scott Fritz to find out. The toxicology… Continue reading Tox Talk: Pica Cornstalks and 4 Dead

December 25 • 25m 26s
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Herd Health: Calf Scours

In this episode of Herd Health Dr. Bob Larson and Dr. Brad White discuss calf scours – one of the most frustrating syndromes producers face. Dealing with a herd that has had a lot of issues last year resulting in sick calves and some that succumb to scours. Changing the environment and the producer comes… Continue reading Herd Health: Calf Scours

December 18 • 24m 23s
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Tox Talk: Unknown Problems and Answers

50 cows were grazing on cornstalks with a creek and woods running through it. On Sunday afternoon 9 younger cows were found dead by the producer with no previous clinical signs. By Monday when the veterinary arrives they find 6 more cows dead, 3 animals that were actively aborting and one with neurologic signs. What… Continue reading Tox Talk: Unknown Problems and Answers

December 11 • 24m 30.9s
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Diving into Diets: Alternative Heifer Development

When raising replacement heifers what kind of rate of gain should a producer look for, what are their options for raising those heifers and what does the research tell us about how those decisions will impact not only the herds pregnancy rate but the bottom line. Join Dr. Philip Lancaster and Dr. Brad White as… Continue reading Diving into Diets: Alternative Heifer Development

December 4 • 25m 35.7s
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The Jumpy Cow

It’s late January the wind is blowing and it’s cold. There is a 6 year old purebred Simmental cow that calved about 3 months ago. The owners have been watching her for a few days because she is on and off feed and jumpy. They are debating whether or not to take her in to the… Continue reading The Jumpy Cow

November 27 • 26m 30.4s
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After the Abstract: Understanding Pathogens in Bovine Respiratory Disease

Join Dr. Brian Lubbers and Dr. Brad White as they discuss a paper looking at lower respiratory tract microbiome and resistive of Bovine Respiratory Disease mortalities.   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… Continue reading After the Abstract: Understanding Pathogens in Bovine Respiratory Disease

November 20 • 24m 59.2s
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Tox Talk: Processing

Processing went well. Right after weaning 35 calves were processed with no problems and completed in record time. The next morning 4 were dead. What happened? Tune into Tox Talk with Dr. Brad White and Dr. Scott Fritz to find out what happened. The toxicology website and Bovine Sciences with BCI podcasts have been sponsored… Continue reading Tox Talk: Processing

November 13 • 23m 53.1s
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Diving into Diets: How to Extend the Grazing Season

Hay prices are up and in some parts of the country hay is in short supply; which leads to the question how can I extend the grazing season? Join Dr. Philip Lancaster and Dr. Brad White as they discuss the grazing season in this episode of Bovine Science with BCI.

November 6 • 24m 41.1s
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Herd Health: Heifer Consulting

In this episode of Herd Health Dr. Bob Larson and Dr. Brad White discuss heifer raising gone wrong with keeping replacement heifers in the herd and what producers can do to manage their herds.

October 30 • 24m 37.1s
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After the Abstract: Bovine Respiratory Disease & Therapy

Join Dr. Brian Lubbers and Dr. Brad White as they discuss a paper looking at factors associated with bovine respiratory disease case fatality in feedlot 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… Continue reading After the Abstract: Bovine Respiratory Disease & Therapy

October 23 • 25m
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Herd Health: Spreadsheets

To learn more about using spreadsheets in everyday life listen in with Dr. Bob Larson and Dr. Brad White to learn more.

October 16 • 24m 27.7s
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Tox Talk: Fall Grazing Gone Wrong

Today is October 9 a prefect day for fall grazing, 75 cows are turned into a new pasture. The next morning 58 are dead. What happened? Tune into Dr. Brad White and Dr. Scott Fritz to find out what happened. The toxicology website and Bovine Sciences with BCI podcasts have been sponsored in part through… Continue reading Tox Talk: Fall Grazing Gone Wrong

October 9 • 24m 26.3s
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Diving into Diets: Managing Weaned Calves Nutrition

Calves are balling in the pen, they have been weaned. One accomplishment checked off, but now it’s time to figure out their nutrition requirements in the early stages of weaning. Join Dr. Philip Lancaster and Dr. Brad White as they discuss managing weaned calves nutrition in this episode of Bovine Science with BCI.

October 2 • 24m 9.2s
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Herd Health: Adding Value to Pregnancy Diagnosis

To hear more about adding value to pregnancy testing listen in with Dr. Bob Larson and Dr. Brad White to learn more. View the discussed links visit here:Evaluating Information Obtained from Diagnosis of Pregnancy Status of Beef HerdsPregnancy Analytics App Spreadsheet

September 25 • 24m 1.1s
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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. … Continue reading After the Abstract: Pinkeye

September 18 • 24m 55.2s
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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. The toxicology website and Bovine Sciences with BCI podcasts have been sponsored in part through… Continue reading Tox Talk: 1 Dead and Several Gaunt

September 11 • 22m 36.3s
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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.

September 4 • 25m 8.1s
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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

August 28 • 25m 34.3s
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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… Continue reading Bull Breeding Injuries

August 21 • 24m 36.2s
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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… Continue reading Tox Talk: Head Pressing and 2 Dead

August 14 • 16m 22.1s
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Diving into Diets: Methane

In this episode of Bovine Science with BCI, we are talking about methane. Join Dr. Phillip Lancaster and Dr. Brad White as they discuss statistics, recent research, and the role the beef industry plays in the methane cycle.

August 7 • 19m 36.1s
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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. The toxicology website and Bovine Sciences with BCI podcasts have been sponsored in part through a veterinary services grant that Dr. Scott… Continue reading Tox Talk: 3 Head Found Dead in the Feedlot

July 31 • 17m 33s
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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… Continue reading After the Abstract: Longitudinal effects in calves at high risk for BRD

July 24 • 25m 34.2s
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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… Continue reading Losing Condition

July 17 • 21m 40.9s
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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.

July 10 • 20m
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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!

July 3 • 16m 46.4s
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Tox Talk: A Neurologic Case

A mix of calves from a variety of pens and pastures all began to display neurologic signs, but why? That is the question Dr. Scott Fritz and Dr. Brad White try to solve on this case. The toxicology website and Bovine Sciences with BCI podcasts have been sponsored in part through a veterinary services grant… Continue reading Tox Talk: A Neurologic Case

June 26 • 15m 11.6s
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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… Continue reading After the Abstract: Sampling methods to identify respiratory pathogens in BRD

June 19 • 19m 49.1s
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A Claw Injury

Foot injuries are not uncommon and can be difficult to assess. Join Dr. Matt Miesner and Dr. Brad White as they discuss a bull with a claw injury and the available treatment options.

June 12 • 18m 15.9s
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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

June 5 • 18m 14.8s
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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.

May 29 • 17m 49.5s
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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… The toxicology website and Bovine Sciences with BCI podcasts have been sponsored in part through a veterinary services… Continue reading Tox Talk: Girl’s Night Out Gone Wrong

May 22 • 12m 42.3s
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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… Continue reading After the Abstract: Lung lesions effect on relapse rate and growth performance

May 15 • 18m 53.9s
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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… Continue reading Bright, Alert, and Responsive Down Cows

May 8 • 16m 8.2s
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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.

May 1 • 15m 19.6s
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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.

April 24 • 13m 34s
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Tox Talk: Freezing Conditions and 20 Dead

What would cause only 30 out of 50 head to make it through the night after they were put in the barn, shielded from the winter storm? This case had everyone scratching their heads trying to figure out what had happened. Listen to this episode to hear toxicologist Scott Fritz and Dr. Brad White work… Continue reading Tox Talk: Freezing Conditions and 20 Dead

April 17 • 14m 16.3s
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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… Continue reading After the Abstract: Enrofloxacin Treatment of Acute Anaplasmosis

April 10 • 14m 50.1s
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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.

April 3 • 18m 20.2s
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Herd Health: Front End Loading

Join Dr. Bob Larson and Dr. Brad White as they discuss what front end loading is, why it’s important, and how you can us this knowledge to help your producers. Find links to discussed tables and calculators here: https://ksubci.org/tools/calculators/

March 27 • 15m 6.8s
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Diving into Diets: Evaluating Forage Quality

How can understanding the nutritional quality of the forages being fed better help you serve your producers? Dr. Phillip Lancaster and Dr. Brad White answer this question, and more, on today’s episode of Diving into Diets. Supporting Materials: University of Arkansas PDF AgriFood Lab in Canada PDF

March 20 • 15m 38.5s
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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. The toxicology website and Bovine Sciences with BCI podcasts have been sponsored in part through a veterinary services grant that Dr.… Continue reading Tox Talk: 15 Dead in 36 Hours

March 13 • 12m 56.6s
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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… Continue reading After the Abstract: Impacts of Veterinary Feed Directives

March 6 • 13m 51.4s
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Herd Health: Prebreeding Exams on Heifers

Prebreeding exams on heifers. Are they important and what should you look for? Dr. Bob Larson and Dr. Brad White discuss all of this and more on this episode of Bovine Science with BCI. Determining potential pregnancy status differences based on a new method of yearling heifer prebreeding examination A deterministic, dynamic systems model of… Continue reading Herd Health: Prebreeding Exams on Heifers

February 27 • 19m 10.8s
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Diving into Diets: Supplementation Plans

Today on Bovine Science with BCI we’re talking about Supplementation Plans. Join Dr. Phillip Lancaster and Dr. Brad White on this episode of Diving into Diets!

February 20 • 11m 4.6s
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Tox Talk: Down Cows and Prolapses

What would cause three down cows and nine vaginal and rectal prolapses? Dr. Scott Fritz and Dr. Brad White work through this case today on Bovine Science with BCI. The toxicology website and Bovine Sciences with BCI podcasts have been sponsored in part through a veterinary services grant that Dr. Scott Fritz, Dr. Steve Ensley… Continue reading Tox Talk: Down Cows and Prolapses

February 13 • 11m 28.1s
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After the Abstract: Arrival and Treatment Programs for BRD

Dr. Brian Lubber and Dr. Brad White discuss the paper titled: Comparison of two distinct arrival and treatment programs for bovine respiratory disease in high-risk feeder cattle entering a feedlot. 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… Continue reading After the Abstract: Arrival and Treatment Programs for BRD

February 6 • 15m 55s
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Herd Health: Bull Breeding

Listen to this week’s episode of Herd Health to hear Dr. Robert Larson and Dr. Brad White discuss the differences in dominance and libido when it comes to bull breeding. Discussed Papers: Calving distributions of individual bulls in multiple-sire pastures Predicting bull behavior events in a multiple-sire pasture with video analysis, accelerometers, and classification algorithms… Continue reading Herd Health: Bull Breeding

January 30 • 16m 31.8s
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Tox Talk: 200 Cows turned out on Corn Stalks

Listen to this week’s case of Tox Talk to discover what went wrong when 200 head of bred cows were turned out on corn stalks in late fall. The toxicology website and Bovine Sciences with BCI podcasts have been sponsored in part through a veterinary services grant that Dr. Scott Fritz, Dr. Steve Ensley and… Continue reading Tox Talk: 200 Cows turned out on Corn Stalks

January 25 • 12m 18.4s
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Diving into Diets: Warm Season Grasses and Grazing

We’ve discussed cool season grasses and grazing. Now listen to Dr. Phillip Lancaster and Dr. Brad White discuss warm season grasses and grazing on the second episode of Diving into Diets!

January 16 • 10m 58.5s
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Tox Talk: Low Gain and Condemned Carcasses

Can you solve this case? Join Dr. Scott Fritz, a board certified toxicologist, and Dr. Brad White as they walk through a toxicology case on this week’s episode of Tox Talk! The toxicology website and Bovine Sciences with BCI podcasts have been sponsored in part through a veterinary services grant that Dr. Scott Fritz, Dr.… Continue reading Tox Talk: Low Gain and Condemned Carcasses

January 9 • 12m 15.8s
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After the Abstract: Metaphylaxis Treatments for Bovine Respiratory Disease

Join Dr. Brain Lubbers and Dr. Brad Larson as they discuss the paper titled: A mixed treatment comparison meta-analysis of metaphylaxis treatments for bovine respiratory disease in beef cattle. Find the discussed paper here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28380607/ After the Abstract is recorded with the goal of assisting veterinarians in the interpretation of scientific literature.  This podcast is… Continue reading After the Abstract: Metaphylaxis Treatments for Bovine Respiratory Disease

January 2 • 17m 36.5s
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Herd Health: Bull Preparation

Hear from Dr. Bob Larson and Dr. Brad White as they walk through bull selection and preparation research on this week’s episode of Bovine Science with BCI. Article: Scrotal circumference at weaning in beef bulls and subsequent ability to pass a breeding soundness examination as a yearling Article: Factors associated with yearling bulls passing subsequent… Continue reading Herd Health: Bull Preparation

December 25 • 17m 35s
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Diving into Diets: Cool Season Grasses and Grazing

Join Dr. Phillip Lancaster and Dr. Brad White as they discuss cool season grasses and grazing on the first episode of Diving into Diets.

December 19 • 14m 40.7s
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Tox Talk: 30 Head Found Dead Two Hours After Feeding

Hear from Dr. Scott Fritz, a board certified toxicologist, and Dr. Brad White as they work through a toxicology case. The toxicology website and Bovine Sciences with BCI podcasts have been sponsored in part through a veterinary services grant that Dr. Scott Fritz, Dr. Steve Ensley and Dr. Bob Larson have received to share more… Continue reading Tox Talk: 30 Head Found Dead Two Hours After Feeding

December 12 • 12m 32.7s
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