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Beef Cattle Institute -Kansas State University

BCI logo The Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) was founded in August of 2007. The initial funding for this program was awarded by the Targeted Excellence Initiative at Kansas State University. The purpose of the BCI is to create a collaborative environment at Kansas State University to tackle today’s and tomorrow’s issues facing the beef industry through education, research, and outreach.

The BCI has developed into a center for information over pressing issues affecting the beef industry. These issues include, but not limited to, animal welfare and the use of antimicrobials in cattle production. The institute is paving the way in online training with the Animal Care Training Web site,, which offers a wide range of multimedia training modules in a variety of subjects. These subjects cover the areas of beef cattle, dairy cattle, and equine.

BCI logoAmerican Association of Bovine Practitioners

The American Association of Bovine Practitioners(AABP) is an international association of veterinarians organized to enhance the professional lives of its members through relevant continuing education that will improve the well-being of cattle and the economic success of their owners, increase awareness and promote leadership for issues critical to cattle industries, and improve opportunities for careers in bovine medicine.

The AABP is composed of veterinarians interested in bovine medicine. It was founded in 1965 as a "not-for-profit" organization and has grown to a membership of approximately 6000 veterinarians. Most of the members are from the United States, but have approximately 500 Canadian members and 200 members from other countries. The United States is divided into 11 geographical districts, and Canada is divided into two districts. AABP is affiliated with the American Veterinary Medical Association and the World Association for Buiatrics.

Animal Care Training, Kansas State University, 1320 Research Park Drive, Manhattan KS 66506 USA. telephone 785-564-7459