Title

Epidemiology of Five Major Diseases Affecting Cattle in Kentucky 2015

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. William DeWees

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Five major diseases affecting cattle in the state of Kentucky during the year of 2015 include but are not limited to: Anaplasmosis, Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD), Leptospirosis, Johne’s Disease, and Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV). Using the USALims, the information management system used by the Murray State Breathitt Veterinary Center, this study will examine the epidemiology of these five diseases in terms of location in the state and time of year the diseases are prevalent. These five diseases where chosen due to volume of cases and their fatal affect. Cattle producers in Kentucky are losing thousands of dollars due to the epidemic nature of these diseases. The aim of this study is to find trends in where the diseases are widespread and what time of year cattle are affected. In completing this study the objective is to provide cattle producers in Kentucky with the information to better prepare for the diseases that affect their area and what times of year their animals are more at risk for contracting these diseases. With the information provided in this study cattle producers in Kentucky should be able to adapt techniques to help improve profits by lowering fatalities to Anaplasmosis, Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD), Leptospirosis, Johne’s Disease, and Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV).

Location

Small Ballroom, Curris Center

Start Date

April 2016

End Date

April 2016

Affiliations

Honors Thesis

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Epidemiology of Five Major Diseases Affecting Cattle in Kentucky 2015

Small Ballroom, Curris Center

Five major diseases affecting cattle in the state of Kentucky during the year of 2015 include but are not limited to: Anaplasmosis, Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD), Leptospirosis, Johne’s Disease, and Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV). Using the USALims, the information management system used by the Murray State Breathitt Veterinary Center, this study will examine the epidemiology of these five diseases in terms of location in the state and time of year the diseases are prevalent. These five diseases where chosen due to volume of cases and their fatal affect. Cattle producers in Kentucky are losing thousands of dollars due to the epidemic nature of these diseases. The aim of this study is to find trends in where the diseases are widespread and what time of year cattle are affected. In completing this study the objective is to provide cattle producers in Kentucky with the information to better prepare for the diseases that affect their area and what times of year their animals are more at risk for contracting these diseases. With the information provided in this study cattle producers in Kentucky should be able to adapt techniques to help improve profits by lowering fatalities to Anaplasmosis, Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD), Leptospirosis, Johne’s Disease, and Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV).