Heritability Of Bovine Respiratory Disease

Groups of 1519 preweaned and 3277 feedlot cattle were used to study heritability of bovine respiratory disease (BRD). Across both groups, the sire of individuals was known. Preweaned calves came from one herd. FULL STORY »

Protecting More Calves From Respiratory Diseases

It soon will be time to "work" the spring-born calves. New research is available that suggests that the young calves may be vaccinated with products used for protection against the respiratory diseases (IBR and BVDV). FULL STORY »

Cattle Health: Are Your Vaccines & Health Products Working?

The failure of animal products and vaccines often are the result of human error and not the result of a defective product.

Have you ever done any of the following things?

BeefTalk: Bulls Deserve A Good Vaccination Program

Bulls can get sick, too. As a kid, I remember finding our bull dead.

The bull was at the end of a grove of trees, the victim of blackleg. Not far away were two dead calves.


ISPAH: Veterinarian Prescribes Lung Protection Therapy To Treat Respiratory Disease

Early detection, rapid response and aggressive treatment are the keys to effectively treating bovine respiratory disease (BRD), more commonly known as pneumonia. This was the advice to dairy calf and heifer raisers from Tom Shelton, D.V.M., M.S., senior technical services specialist for Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health.

Inflammation and behavioral changes in cattle

We have all heard this story from a producer: “I just got a load of them in last week, gave them all their shots and here we go again. FULL STORY »

Cattle Health: Prevention Of BRD

Evaluate all the possible causes for stress on the cattle, and determine which ones can reasonably be eliminated or at least reduced. Look carefully at alternative methods
of operation and at specific timing of processing, vaccinating, etc. FULL STORY »

Cattle Health: Don't Limit Genetic Potential Through Bad Management

Management impacts on marbling actually begin prior to an animal's birth, as inadequate passive immune transfer at birth becomes an important factor in an animal's susceptibility of bovine respiratory disease. FULL STORY »

BRD associated with Mannheimia Haemolytica

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

Veterinarian’s Corner


Nuflor is the antibiotic with five key scientific fundamentals

Cattle veterinarian recommend Nuflor, according to Internet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, because it is: a fast-acting antibiotic with bacteria-killing concentrations in lungs 30 minutes after administ0ration; a lipophilic antibiotic that quickly penetrates healthy and diseased lung tissue; a bactericidal antibiotic proven to kill two major BRD bacteria within 24 hours; a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is effective against the major bacterial causes of BRD; and an efficacious BRD therapy with an excellent susceptibility profile. FULL STORY »

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