01-11-19 CSU: Testing cattle for high-altitude disease

Testing cattle for high-altitude disease

Tim Holt, Professor of Clinical Sciences, takes DVM students on a tour of the yards at the 2018 National Western Stock Show. January 11, 2018

Dr. Tim Holt, an associate professor of livestock medicine at Colorado State University, is the world’s leading expert on a form of cardiopulmonary disease that afflicts cattle at high altitudes. He spends 11 months a year touring the West, with stops at 150 ranches in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, to test cattle for indications of disease. Through the years, he has tested more than 360,000 cattle. This year, the Beef Improvement Federation honored Holt with the Pioneer Award, an award that recognizes individuals who have made lasting contributions to the improvement of beef cattle. Dr. Holt has been attending the National Western Stock Show since he was 6 years old and will be in attendance again this year. More information on Dr. Holt’s research is at magazine.csusystem.edu/2018/12/04/heart-doc-at-high-altitude/