IGS Beef Heart Health Symposium

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Whether you're seeking knowledge, inspiration, or a fresh perspective, this video series is for you. Don't miss out—expand your understanding, and be part of something extraordinary. Discover how advancements in genetic prediction are revolutionizing the understanding and management of cardiac health in cattle.

Cattle Heart Health Topics

Bovine Heart Health Panel Discussion
Lane Giess, ASA Geneticist, moderates a captivating panel discussion with Drs. Justin Buchanan, Mark Enns, Tim Holt, Scott Speidel, and Brian Vander Ley as audience members get an opportunity to ask pressing questions regarding bovine heart health and receive multiple perspectives from the experts. Questions ranging from implications of bovine congestive heart failure (BCHF) in the feedlot to what can be done and what is being done to build a genetic evaluation addressing heart failure are answered.

Physiology of Bovine Congestive Heart Failure; Brian Vander Ley, DVM
Brian Vander Ley, DVM, of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center explains the physiology of heart failure in cattle and the research being done to determine the causal factors contributing to BCHF.

Simplot Approach to Improving Genetics for BCHF; Justin Buchanan, PhD
ustin Buchanan, PhD, of Simplot discusses how factors such as weather, stress, and genetics attribute to bovine congestive heart failure, as well as how various feedlot and carcass performance metrics relate to heart score.

Genetic Prediction for Pulmonary Arterial Pressure; Mark Enns, PhD
Mark Enns, PhD, of Colorado State University discusses the requirements for pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP) genetic prediction in cattle including how genetic variability in the trait, environmental factors, and the opportunity to collect data on the trait play a role.

Genetic Prediction for Bovine Congestive Heart Failure; Scott Speidel, PhD
Scott Speidel, PhD, of Colorado State University gives an update on the status of the genetic prediction of bovine congestive heart failure (BCHF) in cattle, highlighting how heart scores correlate to various carcass traits.

Physiology of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Cattle; Tim Holt, DVM
Tim Holt, DVM, of Colorado State University explains the physiology of pulmonary hypertension and how it relates to pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP), high altitude (or brisket) disease in cattle.


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