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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Cattle breathing easier?

A UC Davis research team has been awarded $2.6 million by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to carry out integrated research, education and Cooperative Extension outreach aimed at reducing the incidence of bovine respiratory disease, or pneumonia, the leading cause of death in beef and dairy cattle. FULL STORY »

New horizons in animal health Play video

Alison Sunstrum, of Grow-Safe Systems Ltd., and Dr. Jay Cross, associate dean of the University of Calgary's veterinary school, discuss how Grow-Safe's RFID-based monitoring systems extend beyond measuring feed efficiency by offering advancements in detection and treatment of sick cattle. FULL STORY »

Shopping for healthy genes

While beef producers, veterinarians and researchers have worked diligently to protect animal health, most of the focus has been on management factors such as using vaccines, minimizing stress, optimizing nutrition and reducing exposure to pathogens. FULL STORY »

Live from BIF: Selecting against sickness Play video

Research indicates potential for selecting cattle for resistance to bovine respiratory disease, and Dr. Allison Van Eenennaam, from the University of California -Davis, describes research into this complex but economically important trait. FULL STORY »

The value of BRD resistance

Among the discussions at this year’s Beef Improvement Federation Conference, genomic-enhanced selection, particularly for traits otherwise difficult to measure, commanded a top billing. FULL STORY »

Missouri, Texas A&M receive $14 million research grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded two major grants totaling more than $14 million to researchers at the University of Missouri and Texas A&M University for conducting research on Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) and feed efficiency. FULL STORY »

CattleSense: Healthy herd habits

It goes without saying that cattlemen care about the health of their herds. FULL STORY »

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