University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine (Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center, Tulare)

iOS/Android Application Development for Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) Identification

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, working with UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Cooperative Extension and UC Davis Animal Science department (collectively referred to as “UC Davis”), has developed a disease scoring system and risk assessment for identifying Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) in dairy calves. UC Davis contracted with VESTRA to make this system available to Dairy producers as native iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) and Android applications.

These native applications provide a simple bilingual decision support tool that calculates the BRD score based on input from the producer with the capability to:

  • Store a history of BRD scores within the applications, allowing the producer to review the history, generate a histogram and email the data in a .csv format that could be used in other farm-level data management tools.
  • Generate a BRD Prevalence Estimate.   The Prevalence Estimate and 95% confidence limits is stored within the application and included in the history summaries, histogram and email.

iOS Application:

Android Application: