Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Research Area(s)

  • Beef cattle production health

Academic Credentials

  • BSc Augustana University College 2000
  • DVM WCVM 2005
  • MVSc 2009

Research Interests

Research interests are broad and mainly pertain to efficient use of available products and management techniques in order to maximize the production of our herds in a sustainable fashion.  This includes the optimization of vaccination programs and implant strategies, heifer development for longevity, and nutritional management to maximize reproductive efficiency.


  • Ellis, J., Erickson, N., Gow, S., West, K., Lacoste, S., Godson, D.  2020.  Infection of calves with in-vivo passaged bovine parainfluenza-3 virus, alone or in combination with bovine respiratory syncytial virus and bovine coronavirus.  Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, 84(3): 163-171.  

  • Erickson, N., Ellis, J., Waldner, C., Lardner, H., Gow, S., Campbell, J., Berenik, A.  2020.  A field comparison of heterologous and homologous routes of administration of modified live vaccines for the control of bovine respiratory disease in recently weaned beef calves.  Canadian Veterinary Journal, 61(5): 530-533.

  • Erickson, N., Ellis, J., Waldner, C., Lardner, H., Gow, S., Campbell, J., Berenik, A.  2020.  Comparison of bovine viral diarrhea virus-specific antibody responses of young beef calves vaccinated with either modified live virus or inactivated virus regimens.  Canadian Veterinary Journal, 61(8): 871-874.

  • Reist, R.M., Bath, B.L., Jelinski, M.D., Erickson, N.E.N., Clark, C.R., Trask, C.M.  2020.  Risk factors associated with work-preventing musculoskeletal discomfort in the upper extremities of bovine practitioners.  Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 257(4): 410-416.  https://www.doi.org/10.2460/JAVMA.257.4.410

  • Damiran, D., Larson, K.A., Pearce, L.T., Erickson, N.E., Lardner, B.H.A.  2018.  Effect of calving period on beef cow longevity and lifetime productivity in western Canada.  Translational Animal Science, 2: S61-S65.  https://www.doi.org/10.1093/tas/txy020

  • Ellis, J., Gow, S., Berenik, A., Lacoste, S., Erickson, N.  2018.  Comparative efficacy of modified-live and inactivated vaccines in boosting responses to bovine respiratory syncytial virus following neonatal mucosal priming of beef calves.  Canadian Veterinary Journal, 59(12): 1311-1319.

  • Zeng, X., Reist, R., Jelinski, M., Bath, B., Erickson, N., Clark, C., Trask, C.  2018.  Musculoskeletal discomfort among Canadian bovine practitioners: Prevalence, impact on work, and perception of physically demanding tasks.  Canadian Veterinary Journal, 59(8): 871-879.

  • Erickson, N.E.N., Lanigan, E., Waugh, T., Gesy, K., Waldner, C.  2017.  Evaluation of long-acting oxytetracycline and a commercial monovalent vaccine for the control of Campylobacter fetus subsp. Venerealis infection in beef bulls.  Canadian Veterinary Journal, 58(10): 1051-1058.