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Health and growth performance of high-risk cattle treated with Nuflor or Draxxin
In the fall of 2006, a randomized, blinded, clinical trial was performed at a commercial feedyard in Nebraska.      

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 administration; 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.      

Nuflor yields lower BRD fatality rate
In the Fall of 2007, a randomized, blinded clinical trial was performed at a commercial feedyard in Alberta, Canada.      

Comparison of Florfenicol and Tulathromycin 
The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of florfenicol versus tulathromycin for initial treatment of undifferentiated fever in fallplaced steer calves that received metaphylactic tilmicosin on arrival at the feedlot.

Intervet/Schering-Plough introduces Onset 5 IN vaccine
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health has announced the availability of Onset 5 IN, the first intranasally administered, five-way modified-live virus vaccine for healthy cattle 3 to 8 days and older.

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NAHMS releases BVD report  
A new report from the USDA’s National Animal Health Monitoring System shows growing awareness of Bovine Viral Diarrhea, but information gaps remain and few producers test for the virus.

The higher-priced calves bought supper  
North Dakota StateUniversity Extension beef specialist Kris Ringwall outlines how communications technology and data sharing further enhance the value of calf-health programs.

Healthy calves, healthy profits 
Preconditioning pays. That’s a message producers have heard for more than 30 years from Extension livestock specialists, veterinarians, animal health companies and a host of other livestock experts.

Study indicates BRD lower in Angus breed 
Seasoned cattlemen have long suspected a link between calf genetics and health, and a mounting body of research is proving them right. Uncovering that connection might lead to new tools for managing disease resistance.

How vaccine can trigger abortions 
Question: I vaccinated my cows with a MLV (modified live virus) for IBR/BVD. The cows that were pregnant aborted. Why?

Control BRD to help protect profits 
Maximizing pounds of gain and carcass value is just as important in upbeat cattle markets as it is during down times — and controlling BRD helps ensure beef producers can keep everything they’ve earned.

Receiving health for cattle purchased at the sale barn
A survey of a Wisconsin livestock market in 2002 indicated only 7.5 percent of the cattle were announced as being vaccinated and boostered for bovine respiratory diesease at the surveyed feeder calf sales.

Protect investments with BRD control
Just like investors watch the stock market, producers should watch their cattle — each is an investment in time, labor and inputs that needs to perform at its best.

Metaphylaxis options in stocker cattle  
In spite of high cost, longer-acting, injectable therapeutic antimicrobials such as Draxxin can extend the window of treatment duration, thereby reducing the incidence and severity of bovine respiratory disease, according to K-State researchers.

ARS scientists work to reduce spread of cattle viruses 
Viral infections such as bovine viral diarrhea and vesicular stomatitis cause outbreaks in the United States that leave animals with symptoms that can reduce production efficiency.

Bulls deserve a good vaccination program 
North Dakota State University Extension beef specialist Kris Ringwall offers these tips for keeping valuable bulls healthy.

Protect calves now against BRD 
Cattle producers preparing to work spring-born calves should be taking steps now to protect their animals from the respiratory diseases, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis and bovine viral diarrhea virus.

Stocker management influences feedlot performance 
Morbidity and mortality are two factors that can have a drastic impact on the profitability of stocker or backgrounded cattle. The health factor seems logical but often gets lost in the profit equation.

Are your vaccines and 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.

Working toward an end to 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.

Reduce weaning stress 
Weaning is a stressful period for feeder calves and this event typically results in reduced feed intake and a challenge to the immune system, says Brad White, DVM, MS, Kansas State University.

The impact of disease on carcass traits 
Several earlier research trials have indicated that sickness in cattle can affect carcass quality and value, and a new report from the USDA’s MeatAnimalResearchCenter, Clay Center, Nebraska supports those findings.

Do zinc treatments reduce respiratory disease in sale-barn calves? 
University of Arkansas researchers purchased 88 calves from several auction barns, shipped them as a group and processed them upon arrival.

Managing Respiratory Diseases in the Herd 
Year in and year out, diseases of the respiratory system are a major cause of illness and death in cattle from six weeks to two years of age, says Dr. Donald Montgomery, director of the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory.

K-State researches bovine respiratory disease 
Over the years, advances in biological, pharmaceutical and management systems have failed to eliminate the most common cause of post-weaning disease in cattle, Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex.

Effect of weaning time on immunity 
In a University of Florida trial, researchers compared immunity of early weaned versus that of later weaned calves.

TLC fights BRD 
It’s flu season, and we’re hearing a lot about getting our shots, taking our vitamins, washing our hands and keeping our sick kids home from school. Interestingly, veterinarians promote the same concepts for preventing losses from bovine respiratory disease.

Identifying sick stockers 
Proper and timely identification of sick stockers helps minimize unnecessary treatment expense and preventable production losses, says Mississippi State University Extension beef cattle specialist Justin Rhinehart.

A clean syringe is a good syringe 
Veterinarian Dee Griffin, at the Great PlainsVeterinaryEducationalCenter, illustrates the proper methods for cleaning and sterilizing a syringe.

Backgrounding calves this fall 
University of Wisconsin Extension agents offer these thoughts on opportunities for marketing this year’s calves at heavier weights.

Easy weaning for better calf  
A “Weaning Calf Management Workshop” will take place Oct. 15 at the Forage Systems Research Center in Linneus, Mo.

Online meeting for weaning strategies 
The Iowa Beef Center offers an online meeting on fall calf weaning, called “Weaning Your Calves While Managing Your Herd.”

Riding the range for BRD research 
For much of this summer, Rick Landeis' office is located in the Big Horn Mountains, where he sleeps in a simple cabin and works alone on horseback, surrounded by cattle.

Virus enzymes could promote human, animal 
Could viruses be good for you? Scientists with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service have shown that enzymes from bacteria-infecting viruses known as phages could have beneficial applications for human and animal health.

BRD Symposium summaries 
The 2009 BRD Symposium was held Aug.