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Acclimating newly arrived cattle in a feedlot setting can increase cattle confidence, reduce stress, improve immune function, and increase cattle well-being. Understanding cattle instincts and using low-stress handling techniques teaches cattle to trust their caregivers and work efficiently for...

Author(s)
Noffsinger, T.; Lukasiewicz, K.; Hyder, L.
Publisher
Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Veterinary Clinics of North America, Food Animal Practice, 2015, 31, 3, pp 323-340
Abstract

Timely euthanasia of feeder cattle can minimize suffering of cattle that have little hope of recovery or pain abatement. Euthanasia techniques are described, including primary and secondary steps to ensure humane death. Considerations are discussed to ensure rendered product from euthanized cattle...

Author(s)
Griffin, D.
Publisher
Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Veterinary Clinics of North America, Food Animal Practice, 2015, 31, 3, pp 465-482
Abstract

Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in feedlot cattle. At feedlot arrival, classification of cattle groups into high- or low-risk based on their expected level of BRD is common, highly variable, and based on many subjective criteria. An accurate...

Author(s)
Amrine, D. E.; McLellan, J. G.; White, B. J.; Larson, R. L.; Renter, D. G.; Sanderson, M.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 2019, 156, pp 439-446
Abstract

Procedures to improve animal and handler safety, shape production parameters, and directly address the prosperity of individuals in need of assistance are performed routinely. Techniques to accomplish these tasks have been described in many venues. Painful procedures are expected in feedlot...

Author(s)
Miesner, M. D.; Anderson, D. E.
Publisher
Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Veterinary Clinics of North America, Food Animal Practice, 2015, 31, 3, pp 407-424
Abstract

For decades, we have relied upon visual observation of animal behavior to define clinical disease, assist in breeding selection, and predict growth performance. Limitations of visual monitoring of cattle behavior include training of personnel, subjectivity, and brevity. In addition, extensive time...

Author(s)
Richeson, J. T.; Lawrence, T. E.; White, B. J.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Translational Animal Science, 2018, 2, 2, pp 223-229
Abstract

Accurate diagnosis of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in beef cattle is a critical facet of therapeutic programs through promotion of prompt treatment of diseased calves in concert with judicious use of antimicrobials. Despite the known inaccuracies, visual observation (VO) of clinical signs is...

Author(s)
White, B. J.; Goehl, D. R.; Amrine, D. E.; Booker, C.; Wildman, B.; Perrett, T.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2016, 126, pp 74-80
Abstract

The study objective was to evaluate the Ready-Intermediate-Problem (RIP) replacement heifer evaluation matrix's ability to classify heifers into groups with differing reproductive outcomes. Beef heifers (n=341) from six Kansas herds were classified according to RIP matrix guidelines and then...

Author(s)
Monday, J. D.; Larson, R. L.; Laflin, S.; White, B. J.; Theurer, M. E.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Theriogenology, 2018, 105, pp 164-168
Abstract

Big data are frequently used in many facets of business and agronomy to enhance knowledge needed to improve operational decisions. Livestock operations collect data of sufficient quantity to perform predictive analytics. Predictive analytics can be defined as a methodology and suite of data...

Author(s)
White, B. J.; Amrine, D. E.; Larson, R. L.
Publisher
American Society of Animal Science, Savoy, USA
Citation
Journal of Animal Science, 2018, 96, 4, pp 1531-1539
Abstract

Bovine respiratory disease is an economically important syndrome in the beef industry, and diagnostic accuracy is important for optimal disease management. The objective of this study was to determine whether improving diagnostic sensitivity or specificity was of greater economic value at varied...

Author(s)
Theurer, M. E.; White, B. J.; Larson, R. L.; Schroeder, T. C.
Publisher
American Society of Animal Science, Savoy, USA
Citation
Journal of Animal Science, 2015, 93, 3, pp 1398-1410
Abstract

Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) is a ubiquitous infectious agent affecting cattle worldwide. Animals that are born persistently infected (PI) with BVDV are considered the primary viral reservoirs in cattle herds and are capable of shedding copious amounts of virus into the environment. The...

Author(s)
Stephenson, M. K.; Palomares, R. A.; White, B. J.; Engelken, T. J.; Brock, K. V.
Publisher
American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS), Champaign, USA
Citation
Professional Animal Scientist, 2017, 33, 4, pp 426-431

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