Effect of BRD on carcass traits

Research at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in clay Center, NE evaluated the effects of incidence of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) and overall incidence of pathogenic diseases (IPD) on carcass traits of two independent populations of cattle. FULL STORY »

Audio: Contending with BRD in calves post-weaning

K-State beef veterinarian Larry Hollis offers the latest advice on contending with bovine respiratory disease, or BRD, in calves post-weaning. He talks about situations which will likely promote the condition and how to put together a vaccination protocol against it. FULL STORY »

Researchers uncover genetic link to cattle diseases

The origin of three costly cattle diseases is genetically linked, according to findings from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers. FULL STORY »

BRD "shipping fever" in cattle

BRD, also called “shipping fever”, causes major economic losses to the producer, 7% of production costs, by reducing average daily gain, feed efficiency, and overall performance of beef calves. FULL STORY »

Strategies to keep calves healthy - Bovine Respiratory Disease

There are three strategies designed to prevent disease from entering or occurring in a backgrounding yard or feedlot FULL STORY »

Explaining "shipping fever"

Bovine respiratory disease, also called “shipping fever”, also accounts for major economic losses to the producer by reducing average daily gain, feed efficiency, and overall performance of beef calves. FULL STORY »

Early weaning: Feedlot issues

Early weaned calves come to the feedlot with some baggage. Their light weight makes them an odd duck from the standpoint of facilities and feeding management. But the primary concern is immune function. FULL STORY »

Economic effects of BRD on feedlot cattle during backgrounding and finishing

Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is the most common disease among feedlot cattle in the United States. It accounts for approximately 75 percent of feedlot morbidity and 50 percent to 70 percent of all feedlot deaths. FULL STORY »

Control of Bovine respiratory disease (BRD or Pneumonia)

Bovine respiratory disease is associated with a large number of pathogens, including viruses and bacteria. These pathogens nearly always gain entry to the lungs through the upper respiratory tract. FULL STORY »

BRD associated with Mannheimia Haemolytica or Pasteurella Multocida

Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) associated with either Mannheimia haemolytica or Pasteurella multocida is often due to secondary bacterial invasion by these organisms. FULL STORY »

Recognition and treatment of Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex

The recognition and treatment of Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex (BRDC) is vital to the economic well-being of the stocker cattle producer. FULL STORY »

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