Sustainable Beef Systems Research Group

Dr. John Campbell

Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, Canada S7N 5A8

phone: (306)966-7158



Dr. Campbell received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 1985. From 1985 until 1998, Dr. Campbell worked in rural veterinary practices in Ontario until he returned to the University of Guelph and completed a Doctor of Veterinary Science degree in 1991.

Dr. Campbell joined the faculty of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. He teaches beef cattle health management and epidemiology to students in the veterinary program and is actively involved in the Field Service practice of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. The field service practice provides veterinary services to cow-calf and feedlot operations in the Saskatoon area. He is also involved in the WCVM disease investigation unit and in the formation of a new Master of Public Health program. In 2004, Dr. Campbell spent a sabbatical year working at the Ontario Veterinary College and doing consulting work with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency on the emergence of BSE in the Canadian Cattle population.

Research Focus

Dr. Campbell's research focuses on the control and management of infectious diseases in beef cattle operations. Topics such as biosecurity, the appropriate use of antimicrobials to prevent antimicrobial resistance, vaccination strategies for beef cattle, and public health issues related to beef cattle production have all been addressed in his research program. He has a special interest in antimicrobial resistance of beef cattle, Trichomoniasis, Bovine virus diarrhea and Johne's disease.

Current Research Projects

  • Antimicrobial resistance associated with metaphylaxis in feedlot cattle.
  • Environmental and wildlife contamination of Johne's disease on beef cow-calf operations.
  • Production limiting diseases of beef cow-calf operations in Canada: a serological survey of BVD virus, Neospora caninum, Bovine Leukosis Virus, and Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis.
  • Vaccination strategies for calves at pasture turn-out.

Recent Publications

John Campbell's Department Webpage

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