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 »

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 »

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