Bovine respiratory disease

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Six tips for keeping the herd bovine respiratory disease free

· May 15, 2018

DYK? Calves affected by bovine respiratory disease don’t grow as fast as their herdmates, are older at first calving, and have an increased risk of being culled before the end of their first lactation. Dr. Curt Vlietstra, professional services veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim, offers six management pillars that can contribute to the success of young […]

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Merck releases first pour-on BRD pain control product

· February 5, 2018

Merck Animal Health has  introduced the first and only FDA approved product for pain control in a food producing animal. BANAMINE TRANSDERMAL is approved for the control of pain associated with foot rot and fever associated with bovine respiratory disease (BRD) and is applied as a pour-on. “BANAMINE TRANSDERMAL is a breakthrough innovation with its patented […]

Zoetis launches online resource for bovine respiratory disease

· October 11, 2017

Questions about how to treat bovine respiratory disease? Zoetis has you covered with a new convenient online resource is the most comprehensive resource for managing against the disease that causes up to 70% of deaths in feedlots and 89% of deaths in stocker operations. This interactive website provides producers, and their veterinarians, with […]

Bovine respiratory disease often most difficult to diagnose

· August 9, 2017

Did you know that bovine respiratory disease (BRD) continues to be the major cause of death in weaned calves and can lead to poor performance later in a cow’s life? Several factors can contribute to an outbreak. “When we investigate bovine respiratory disease, the role viruses play in secondary bacterial pneumonia has long been known,” […]

Bovine respiratory disease: Keep an eye on these calf signals

· January 12, 2017

Would you recognize bovine respiratory disease (BRD) symptoms in your calves? Calves impacted by pneumonia during the first 90 days of life are more likely to experience increased age at first calving, higher incidence of dystocia, and greater mortality before first calving. “Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is far too common on dairies,” said Greg Edwards, […]

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