Module 1: Improving Outcomes Through Clinical Reasoning

August 1-2, 2019

The foundation of improving medical and production outcomes is using the available data to extract the most value. In this module we will explore tools and though process to use the ever increasing volume of medical and production data to generate the most effective and repeatable outcomes in all of your client’s herds.


Dr. James Lowe

James F. Lowe

A 1994 graduate of the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Lowe is an educator, advisor, researcher, and farmer based in Illinois. His passion for helping people lead better lives by improving food production systems has lead him around the world, from private practice to academia in his quest to understand food systems and share that knowledge with those that will benefit. 

Dr. Lowe is currently an Associate Professor and Head of the Integrated Food Animal Management Systems Section, Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, and Director of the i-Learning Center at the College of Veterinary Medicine. He maintains a consulting practice that has advisory relationships with 15% of the beef cattle marketed in the US, 8 of the top 30 swine producers in the North America, pork and beef producers in Europe, Australia, the Middle East and Asia, packer-processors, food retailers, restaurant chains and all of the major multi-national animal health suppliers. 

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Dr. Brian Aldridge

Brian M. Aldridge

Dr. Brian Aldridge graduated from the University of Liverpool in July 1984. He now works as Clinical Professor in Rural Animal Health Management at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois. Brian’s principal clinical interests are in farm animal medicine and the interface between health and production in growing animals. His primary research interests are in adaptive and transitional health in young animals. He also has a strong enthusiasm for teaching and learning, particularly as it relates to the advancement of animal health, welfare and production globally. 

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