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Rapid response to cattle sickness is needed
The cow’s respiratory system A cow’s anatomy plays a significant role in both cattle diseases and treatment. In particular, the cow’s respiratory system plays a role in a common cattle sickness – bovine respiratory disease (BRD). The volume of a cow’s lungs is small compared to its size, making it especially susceptible to the proliferation […]
Prevention, control and treatment of BRD in the beef and dairy herd
It doesn’t matter what you call it Whether you call it pneumonia in calves or shipping fever in cattle, the effects of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) are equally detrimental to a calf’s respiratory system. BRD in cattle is often the result of environmental stressors causing bacteria to accumulate in the lungs. BRD sets back beef […]
What is BRD?
Bovine respiratory disease is a serious illness in cattle Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) occurs when environmental and other stressors weaken a calf’s immune system to cause what is essentially pneumonia in calves. Because transportation is particularly stressful for cattle, BRD is often known as shipping fever. Other stressors can include weaning and commingling, as well […]