The Relationship of Bovine Respiratory Disease & Carcass Ultrasound Measures

Bovine respiratory disease has been identified as an economically relevant trait which lacks selection tools to reduce post-weaning incidence. The lack of sufficient field morbidity data has been a major obstruction to development of tools for genetic improvement. FULL STORY »

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Resflor Gold Now Approved To Treat BRD Associated With Mycoplasma Bovis

Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health announces that Resflor Gold® has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) associated with four major bovine respiratory pathogens, including Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida, Histophilus somni, and now, Mycoplasma bovis. Mycoplasma bovis is an often overlooked pathogen causing BRD, mastitis and arthritis in cattle.

Evaluation Of Fixed Sources Of Variation & Estimation Of Genetic Parameters For Incidence Of BRD In Preweaned Calves & Feedlot Cattle

The primary objective of this study was to estimate variance components and heritability of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) incidence in beef calves before weaning and during the finishing phase. FULL STORY »

Economics of BRD


Study Shows Cost-Effectiveness Of Resflor® In Feedlot Cattle Treated For Undifferentiated Fever Related To BRD

In a Canadian field trial in feedlot cattle recently published in Veterinary Therapeutics, it was demonstrated that treatment of undifferentiated fever related to BRD with RESFLOR® was associated with a lower mortality, resulting in higher economic benefit as compared to treatment with tulathromycin or ceftiofur. FULL STORY »

Healthy Cattle, Healthy Profits

Treating cattle for sickness in the feeding phase may be costing more than you thought.

“Of course healthy cattle have lower treatment costs. But they also perform much better in the yard and on the rail. That combination sets up the huge gaps between who makes money feeding cattle and who doesn’t,” says Gary Fike, beef cattle specialist for Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB).

Health Guarantees For Feeder Cattle

Many times when cattle change hands there is some expectation of a certification of health regarding the purchased cattle. However, these “guarantees” of health are somewhat ill defined. One of the major questions about health guarantees relates to the sales of feeder cattle. FULL STORY »

Oklahoma State University Team Addresses Economic Impact Of BRD

A multi-disciplinary team of Oklahoma State University scientists and practitioners is riding herd on one of the most challenging concerns of Oklahoma's $4.6 billion cattle industry: Bovine Respiratory Disease. FULL STORY »

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