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Taylor, Jared D


American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) - Large Animal
American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM)

Department: Veterinary Pathobiology

Contact Information:
Veterinary Pathobiology
114 McElroy
Stillwater, OK
Office: (405) 744-7537
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I earned my DVM from Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and practiced mixed animal medicine in southwestern Missouri. After practice, I worked at the Center for Food Security and Public Health at Iowa State University while concurrently pursuing my Master’s in Public Health (University of Iowa, 2004). I then completed a residency in food animal medicine and surgery as well as a PhD in veterinary biomedical sciences at Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. I became an assistant professor at OSU CVHS in September 2009.

 I have been happily married to Wendy Guilliams Taylor for over 13 years, and we have 3 children: Alex and Beth (6 years old) and Adam (3 years old). We own 120 acres where we raise beef cattle.

Fields of Interest:

Interface of veterinary medicine and public health

Beef cattle production medicine

Current Research Focus:

 The molecular epidemiology of bacterial species involved in bovine respiratory disease.

Professional Affiliations:

 My primary professional interests are in population medicine/herd health and the interaction of veterinary medicine and public health. I am an active member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, as well as serving as the faculty advisor for the student chapter of AABP and for the Public Health and Policy Club.   

Selected Publications:

Taylor JD, Fulton RW, Lehenbauer TW, Step DL, Confer AW “The epidemiology of bovine respiratory disease: What is the evidence for preventive measures?” Canadian Veterinary Journal December 2010, Vol 51, pp. 1351-1359

 Taylor JD, Fulton RW, Lehenbauer TW, Step DL, Confer AW “The epidemiology of bovine respiratory disease: What is the evidence for predisposing factors?” Canadian Veterinary Journal October 2010, Vol 51, pp. 1095-1102

 Taylor JD, Fulton RW, Dabo SM, Lehenbauer TW, Confer AW "Comparison of genotypic and phenotypic characterization methods for Pasteurella multocida isolates from fatal cases of bovine respiratory disease." Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, May 2010, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp 366-375

 Taylor JD. “What practitioners should know about bovine spongiform encephalopathy to serve clients and the cattle industry.” Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Oct. 1, 2005, Vol. 227, Issue 7: pp.1070-1078

Courses Taught:

My major teaching responsibilities are epidemiology, public health and food safety, although I also participate in a variety of electives. I also do 4 to 6 weeks per year in the food animal clinics.