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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 »

Kindergarteners and calves: An unlikely association

Anyone who has been around a group of kindergarteners knows that sniffles and coughing are commonplace. While there may not be a way to prevent this, for weaned calves facing the same “kindergarten effect,” preconditioning can help reduce morbidity. 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 »

BRD Research: 1983-2009

Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) research has provided significant knowledge and understanding of the disease since a 1983 symposium on the subject. FULL STORY »

BRD research needs

There have been numerous significant advances realized through bovine infectious disease research. However, BRD remains a significant disease threat and a cause of tremendous loss. FULL STORY »

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