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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 […]

Diagnosing BRD now easier with Merck Whisper Stethoscope

· December 12, 2017

Merck Animal Health has a new tool to help cattle producers more accurately diagnose bovine respiratory disease (BRD) — the Whisper Veterinary Stethoscope System. The Whisper platform provides a management tool designed to enhance the efforts currently in place for confirming BRD, the single largest source of morbidity and mortality in feedyards. “This innovative instrument […]

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,” […]

Zoetis: Three tips for improving stocker gain

· February 27, 2017

Growing up on a 5,000-head feedyard in the Oklahoma Panhandle,  Jeff Sarchet,  senior veterinarian, Zoetis Beef Technical Services, observed firsthand the benefits of well-managed cattle coming in from the stocker level. “I work with a number of stocker operations across the country, and no matter the region, they share the same priority at this level […]

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