This chapter provides an introductory look into the practical application of the principals of systems thinking as a methodology to gain deeper understanding of the nature of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in current North American beef production models. The "limits to success" archetype is used to explore the dynamic relationship between technological BRD mitigation improvements and the resultant adaptive changes made by the system. The chapter concludes, by using the tragedy of the common archetype, with an investigation into how the common shared resource of antimicrobials can be damaged and depleted over time.
|Number of pages
|Veterinary Clinics of North America - Food Animal Practice
|Published - Jul 2022
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
J.T. Groves has received honoraria to provide education on the topic of Systems Thinking to veterinarians. The other authors have nothing to disclose.
- Bovine respiratory disease
- Systems thinking
- Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex/prevention & control
- Respiratory System
- Respiratory Tract Diseases/veterinary
PubMed: MeSH publication types
- Journal Article