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College of Veterinary Medicine

Robert (Bob) L. Larson

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Professor, Production Medicine

Edgar E. and M. Elizabeth Coleman Chair Food Animal Production Medicine
Executive Director, Veterinary Medical Continuing Education

DVM, PhD, DACT, DACVPM (Epidemiology), ACAN
Phone: 785-532-5700
E-mail: rlarson@vet.k-state.edu

Education

  • Bachelor of Science: Kansas State University
  • DVM: Kansas State University
  • PhD: Kansas State University

Board Certification

  • American College of Theriogenology
  • American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine – Epidemiology specialty
  • American College of Animal Nutrition

Teaching

  • Reproduction (Theriogenology) (3rd year)
  • Advanced Beef Production Medicine (4th year)
  • Advanced Cow-Calf Production Management (4th year)
  • Advanced Rural Food Animal Business Management (4th year)
  • Veterinary Epidemiology (1st year)
  • Practical Use and Interpretation of Veterinary Scientific Literature (1st year)
  • Introduction to Epidemiology (graduate)
  • Design and Interpretation of Production Livestock Field Trials (graduate)
  • Applied Production Medicine (graduate)

Focus Areas

Dr. Larson’s primary area of interest is the integration of animal health, production efficiency, and economic considerations in beef cattle production.

Selected Publications

R.L. Larson, B.J. White. Importance of the role of the scientific literature in clinical decision making. J Am Vet Med Assoc 247:58-64, 2015.

M.E. Theurer, B.J. White, R.L. Larson, T.C. Schroeder. A stochastic model to determine the economic value of changing diagnostic test characteristics for identification of cattle for treatment of bovine respiratory disease. J Anim Sci 93:1398-1410, 2015.

M.E. Theurer, R.L. Larson, B.J. White. Systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of commercially available vaccines against bovine herpes virus, bovine viral diarrhea virus, bovine respiratory syncytial virus, and parainfluenza-type 3 virus in cattle for mitigation of bovine respiratory disease complex in cattle. J Am Vet Med Assoc 246(1):126-142, 2015.

R.L. Smith, M.W. Sanderson, R. Jones, Y. N’Guessan, D. Renter, R. Larson, B. White. Economic risk analysis model for Bovine Viral Diarrhea virus biosecurity in cow-calf herds. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 22:492-503,2014.

D. E. Amrine, B.J. White, R.L. Larson. Comparison of classification algorithms to predict outcomes of feedlot cattle identified and treated for Bovine Respiratory Disease. Comput Electron Agri.105:9-19, 2014.

C.A. Wheeler, B.J. White, D.E. Anderson, D.E. Amrine, R.L. Larson. Assessment of biometric tools for quantitative gait analysis in Holstein calves. Am J Vet Res, 74(11):1443-1449, 2013.

G.A. Hanzlicek, D.R. Renter, B.J. White, B.A. Wagner, D.A. Dargatz, M.W. Sanderson, H.M. Scott, R.L. Larson. Management practices associated with the rate of pre-weaning calf respiratory disease from a national survey of U.S. cow-calf operations. J Am Vet Med Assoc 242:1271-1278, 2013

B.J. White, D.E. Anderson, D.G. Renter, R.L. Larson, D. Mosier, L. Kelly, M. Theurer, B. Robert. M.L. Walz. Clinical, behavioral, and pulmonary changes following Mycoplasma bovis challenge in calves. Am J Vet Res 73:490-497, 2012.

B.D. Robert, B.J. White, D.G. Renter, R.L. Larson. Determination of lying behavior patterns in healthy beef cattle by use of wireless accelerometers. Am J Vet Res 72:467-473, 2011.

J.S. Nickell, B.J. White, R.L. Larson, D.G. Renter, M.W. Sanderson. A simulation model to quantify the value of implementing whole herd Bovine viral diarrhea virus testing strategies in beef cow-calf herds. J Vet Diag Invest 23:194-205, 2011.

R.L. Larson and D.L. Step. Evidence-based effectiveness of vaccination against Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida, and Histophilus somni in feedlot cattle for mitigating the incidence and effect of bovine respiratory disease complex. In: Buczinski S. and Vandeweerd J., ed. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Food Animal Practice Evidence-based veterinary medicine for the bovine veterinarian. Vol 28(1), Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company; 2012: 97-106.

R.L. Larson and V.R. Fajt. Evidence-based veterinary medicine – therapeutic considerations. In: Current Veterinary Therapy: Food Animal Practice, volume 5. D.E. Anderson and D. M. Rings (Ed.). Sanders Elsevier, St. Louis. 2008: 489-493.

R.L. Larson. Beef heifer development. In: Current Veterinary Therapy: Food Animal Practice, volume 5. D.E. Anderson and D. M. Rings (Ed.). Sanders Elsevier, St. Louis. 2008: 605-612.

J. White and R.L. Larson. Preconditioned calves in the feedyard. In: Current Veterinary Therapy: Food Animal Practice, volume 5. D.E. Anderson and D. M. Rings (Ed.). Sanders Elsevier, St. Louis. 2008: 628-631.

R.L. Larson and B.J. White. Use of statistical process control in feedlot practice. In: Current Veterinary Therapy: Food Animal Practice, volume 5. D.E. Anderson and D. M. Rings (Ed.). Sanders Elsevier, St. Louis. 2008: 637-642.

R.L. Larson. Heifer development – Reproduction and nutrition. In: Olson KC, ed. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Food Animal Practice Bovine Nutrition. Vol 23(1), Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company; 2007: 53-68.