Javier Burchard, Ph.D.

Chief Innovation Officer


Ph.D. MSc Animal Science (McGill.CA), DVM (UACH.CL)Javier Burchard, Ph.D., leads the development and execution of CDCB innovation strategy. Prior expertise includes: Developed and Implemented short-term and long-term technology transfer cooperation projects with the private sector in the area of herd health, milk recording, livestock nutrition, and quality systems in Argentina, Brazil, China and Mexico. Directed a 10-year research program on the toxicology of Electric and Magnetic fields on dairy livestock to support policy development of rural electric networks in Quebec, Canada. Provided technical assistance to the pharmaceutical industry on efficacy trials for livestock production. Lectured undergraduate and graduate students in Animal Health and Mammalian Physiology. Trained veterinarians and agronomists on animal health and production, herd health and animal nutrition including sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures.

Projects & Publications

How can genetics reduce lameness?

Genetic selection for improved hoof health is one opportunity to reduce lameness, which affects about 50% of dairy cows and results in economic losses, poor health and suboptimal animal welfare.

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Research Updated: Pipeline for Hoof Health Data

The Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) is implementing a project to provide dairy producers with state-of-the-art knowledge and technologies to enhance hoof health and promote productivity and sustainability of the dairy enterprise.

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Can we find genetic solutions to lameness?

About 50% of dairy cows will be affected by lameness during their productive life, resulting in economic losses, poor health and suboptimal animal welfare.

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Improving dairy feed efficiency, sustainability, and profitability by impacting farmer's breeding and culling decisions

ICAR-Interbull Conference, April 26-30, 2021

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An alternative interpretation of residual feed intake by phenotypic recursive relationships in dairy cattle

Journal of Dairy Science, 2021

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Antimicrobial resistance: a silent threat for human animal and environmental health

China Animal Health Inspection, 2014

Innovation and epidemiological surveillance, the case of Schmallenberg disease

China Animal Health Inspection, 2013

Improving veterinary and human public health cooperation for effective zoonotic and emerging infectious disease surveillance and response under the framework of "one health" in China

China Animal Health Inspection, 2010