Dr. Brian Vander Ley

Dr. Brian Vander Ley

Associate Professor

Veterinary Epidemiologist

P.O. Box 148
820 Road 313
Clay Center, NE 68933

Phone: (402) 762-4503



Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine 2013
PhD 2012 Iowa State University, Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine
DVM 2008 Iowa State University

University responsibilities:
My responsibilities include engaging in research and extension outreach activities to benefit livestock producers and veterinarians as well as veterinary student education.

Professional interests:
My primary interest is to enhance beef cattle production sustainability by improving animal health and performance at all levels of production. My research is focused on bovine respiratory disease, developmental programming, and preventative health measures in beef cattle.

Selected publications:
Idoate I, Vander Ley BL, Schultz L, Heller MC. 2015. Acute phase proteins in naturally occurring respiratory disease of feedlot cattle. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 163(3-4):221-6.

Falkenberg SM, Ridpath J, Vander Ley BL, Bauermann FV, Sanchez NCB, Carroll JA. June, 2014. Comparison of temperature fluctuations at multiple anatomical locations in cattle during exposure to bovine viral diarrhea virus. Livestock Science. 164(1):159-167.

Bauermann FV, Falkenberg SM, Vander Ley BL, Decaro N, Broderson BW, Harmon A, Flores EF, Ridpath JF. 2014. Generation of calves persistently infected with HoBi-like pestivirus and comparison of methods for detection of these persistent infections. J Clin Microbiol. 52(11):3845-3852.

Payne CA, Vander Ley B, Poock SE. 2013 Setting the stage for long-term reproductive health. Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract. 29(3):555-65.

Ridpath JF, Falkenberg SM, Bauermann FV, Vander Ley BL, Do Y, Flores EF, Rodman DM, Neill JD. 2013. Comparison of acute infection of calves exposed to a high-virulence or low-virulence bovine viral diarrhea virus or a HoBi-like virus. Am J Vet Res. 74(3):438-32.

Vander Ley BL, Ridpath JF, Sweiger SH. 2012. Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus antigen detection across whole cattle hides using two antigen capture enzyme linked immunoassays. J Vet Diagn Invest. 24(3):546-8.

Richeson JT, Kegley EB, Powell JG, Vander Ley BL, Ridpath JF. 2012. Weaning management of newly received beef calves with or without continuous exposure to a persistently infected bovine viral diarrhea virus pen mate: Effects on health, performance, bovine viral diarrhea virus titers, and peripheral blood leukocytes. J Anim Sci. 90:1972-1985.

Vander Ley BL, Sweiger SH, Ridpath JF. 2011. Comparison of detection of BVDV antigen in various types of tissue and fluid samples collected from persistently infected cattle. J Vet Diagn Invest. 23(1):84-6.