Bart Pardon is a veterinarian (Ghent University, 2007), working at the department of Large Animal Internal Medicine at Ghent University. He currently is the head of the internal medicine division of the ruminant clinic and lectures courses in the area of large animal internal medicine and physiology. In 2012 he defended his Ph.D thesis on morbidity, mortality and drug use in white veal calves with emphasis on respiratory disease. In 2016 he became a diplomate of the European College of Bovine Health Management (ECBHM) in 2016. Next to his work in the clinic, Bart and his team are active herd health consultants, mainly in the area of calf health. He leads a research group focusing on respiratory diseases and rational antimicrobial use in ruminants. Ongoing projects deal with rapid diagnostics, Mycoplasma bovis, rational antimicrobial use, epidemiology of respiratory tract infections and stable air quality.