About the Journal

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge on cattle health, production and welfare.

Journal History

The Bovine Practitioner is the official journal of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) to promote the art and science of bovine medicine, surgery, reproduction, diagnostics, beef and dairy production, and cattle welfare. It also considers manuscripts covering similar topics for small ruminants. It has been continuously published since January 1967.  The AABP is a professional non-profit member organization representing cattle veterinarians.

The first three issues for 1967-1969 were published in newsletter format. Issues since No. 4 (1969 October) are published in journal format.  Annual issues from January 1967-May 1996 are designated with whole numbers (No. 1-30). In 1997, the frequency changed to two issues yearly.  Issues for 1997 January - 1998 May are designated as numbers 31.1- 32.2. The new numbering system began with issues designated as volumes with internal numbers, Vol. 33, No. 1 (1999 May) and so on. No issues were published in 1992.