When trying to strengthen the bottom line and cut costs, many cattle producers often turn first to less expensive treatments. When dealing with serious challenges that contribute to bovine respirat
“Producers often f
M. bovis, when combined with other viral or bacterial agents, often leads to BRD — a disease that cost the beef industry nearly $1 billion in economic losses last year from death, reduced feed efficiency and treatment costs.1
“By the time producers notice clinical signs of M. bovis-related disease, treatment may be less beneficial,” Scruggs says. “That’s why it’s imp
That’s why Scruggs recommends producers work with their veterinarians to control M. bovis before it becomes a problem by treating cattle on arrival with an effective, proven antibiotic, and instituting management changes to help control spread of disease.
1Brodersen BA, Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus. Vet Clin Food Anim 26 (2010) 323-333.