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Javier Burchard

Javier Burchard

DVM (Austral U., Chile), MSc., PhD (McGill)
Research Associate
Principal Investigator,
EMF Project (Hydro Quebec)

javier [dot] burchard [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Javier Burchard)
Room MS1-090, Macdonald-Stewart Building
21,111 Lakeshore Road
Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec H9X 3V9

Tel.: 514-398-7670
Fax: 514-398-7964

Research Interests

  • Biological effects of electric and magnetic fields (EMF) on farm animals

International Extension

  • Institutional Development of the dairy sector in developing countries
  • A.L.E.Co.L.

Selected publications

Burchard J.F., H.G. Monardes, E.G. Baravalle, E. Elizalde. Effects of Technology Transfer on Capacity Building for Institutional Development and Livestock Services on the Dairy Sector in the Provinces of Santa Fe and Entre Rios, Argentina. International Conference on livestock Services, 17-19 April, 2006. Beijing, China. pp 440.

Burchard J.F., Monardes H. and Nguyen. 2003. Effects of a 10 –kV, 30 mT, 60-Hz Electromagnetic Field on Milk Production And Feed Intake In Non-Pregnant Dairy Cattle. Accepted: Bioelectromagnetics 24:557-563.

Durr J.W., Fontaneli, R.S., Burchard, J.F. Fatores que afetan a composição do leite In : Sistemas de produção de leite baseado em pastagem sob plantio direto. Kochhan R.A., Tomm G.O., Fontaneli R.S., Passo Fundo: Embrapa Trigo / Juiz de Fora: Embrapa Gado de Leite / Bage: Embrapa Pecuaria Sul / Montevideo: Procisur 2000, pp 135-156.

Burchard J.F. 2003. Electric and Magnetic Field Research at McGill University. Stray Voltage and Dairy Farms. A Conference for Farm Advisors, Educators, Utilities, and Public Policy Advisors, Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Cornell University. April 9-11, 2003. Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

Rodriguez, M. D. Petitclerc, J. F. Burchard, D. H. Nguyen, E. Block and B. R. Downey. 2003. Responses of the estrous cycle in dairy cows exposed to electric and magnetic fields (60 Hz) during 8-h photoperiods, Anim Repr Sci 77: 11-20.

Rodriguez, M., D. Petitclerc,, D.H. Nguyen, E. Block , J.F. Burchard. 2002. Effect of Electric and Magnetic Fields (60 Hz) on Production, and Levels of Growth Hormone and Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 in Lactating, Pregnant Cows Subjected to Short Days. J. Dairy Sci 85:2843-2849.

Durr J.W., Fontaneli, R.S., Burchard, J.F. Fatores que afetan a composicao do leite In : Sistemas de produccao de leite baseado em pastagem sob plantio direto. Kochhan R.A., Tomm G.O., Fontaneli R.S., Passo Fundo: Embrapa Trigo / Juiz de Fora: Embrapa Gado de Leite / Bage: Embrapa Pecuaria Sul / Montevideo: Procisur 2000, pp 135-156.

Burchard, J.F., D.H. Nguyen, L. Richard and E. Block 1999. Macro- and trace element concentrations in blood plasma and cerebrospinal fluid of dairy cows exposed to electric and magnetic fields. Bioelectromagnetics 20: 358-364.

Burchard, J.F., D.H. Nguyen, L. Richard, S. Young, M.P. Heyes and E. Block. 1998. Effects of electromagnetic fields on the levels of biogenic amine metabolites, quinolinic acid, and -endorphin in the cerebrospinal fluid of dairy cows. Neurochemical Research 23:1527-1531.

Burchard J.F. Nutrição do gado leiteiro e composição do leite. I Simposio Internacional sobre Qualidade do Leite. 8-11 de Novembro, 1998. Curitiba, Parana. Brasil.

Burchard, J.F., D.H. Nguyen, L. Richard and E. Block 1998. Progesterone concentrations during estrus cycle of dairy cows exposed to electric and magnetic fields. Bioelectromagnetics 19:438-443.

Burchard J.F., D.H. Nguyen, L. Richard, E. Block. 1998. Effect of electric and magnetic fields on nocturnal melatonin concentrations in dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 81:722-727.

Burchard. J. F. 1997. Study summary of effects of EMF on dairy cows. Jan. 30. Minnesota Power Authority, St. Paul, MN.

Mira, R., N.P. Ribas, S. Flemming, J. Burchard. 1996. Utilização da técnica da espectrofotometria de refletãncia no infravermelho proximal na predição da composição química de uma pastagem consorciada entre gramínea + leguminosas. XV Panvet Cong., 15 August, Campo Grande, Brazil, Abstr. No. 355.

Burchard J.F., D.H. Nguyen, L. Richard, E. Block. 1996. Biological effects of 60 Hz electric and magnetic fields (EMF) on productivity of dairy cattle. J. Dairy Sci. 79:1549.