How can veterinarians manage variation associated with BRD?
Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) can have a negative impact on cattle feeding and stocker operations, especially if not managed correctly. “BRD management is not a ‘one size fits all’ strategy," says Dr. Brad Williams, DVM, MBA, technical consultant for Elanco, “as several variables need to be considered.” FULL STORY »
Resources for using Pulmotil
Pulmotil® (tilmicosin) is now widely available to commercial operations, and we want to ensure you have the information you need to help your clients use it successfully. Several tools have been created to provide overview information, demonstrate the efficacy of Pulmotil and provide step-by-step instructions on how to complete a Veterinary Feed Directive. FULL STORY »
BRD control beyond the chute―Develop an in-feed treatment program
"Multiple factors must be considered when implementing an in-feed bovine respiratory disease (BRD) control program," says Marilyn Corbin, DVM, PhD and Elanco technical consultant. "As with all BRD programs, the veterinarian and client must first make the decision to treat an entire group of cattle versus using an individual animal pull-and-treat program. FULL STORY »
Help your clients safely use injectable veterinary products
Advising clients regarding safe handling and use of injectable products is important. Basic precautionary measures can ensure human and animal safety throughout the production system. David McClary, DVM, MS and Elanco technical consultant, advises on safety procedures and provides updates on safe use of Elanco products. “Safety is everyone’s responsibility and employing common safety measures is good for workers, animals, the food chain and the environment,” said McClary. FULL STORY »
Understanding the Pulmotil label – conditions for use
In an ongoing series, Marilyn Corbin, DVM, PhD and Elanco technical consultant explains the conditions for use of FDA’s recent approval of Pulmotil (tilmicosin). Part one of the series focused on the veterinarian’s role and the process for implementing a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) order, a requirement for feeding Pulmotil. In this edition, Corbin explains the Pulmotil label and how the labelimpacts the use of the product. FULL STORY »
What is the VFD and how does it impact my practice?
As a condition of FDA’s recent supplemental approval for Pulmotil® (tilmicosin), a veterinarian is required to issue a Veterinarian Feed Directive. As part of an ongoing series, Doug Hufstedler, PhD and Elanco technical consultant, explains what a VFD is, why it’s required, and how it impacts the veterinarian. FULL STORY »
How does the immune system respond to respiratory disease?
“Cattle are dependent on their immune system as a primary defense against invading organisms, viral or bacterial. The immune system generally functions quite well but is subject to compromise during stressful situations.” David McClary, DVM, MS and Elanco technical consultant, describes how the immune system works and the factors that can sometimes compromise an animal’s ability to fight infection. FULL STORY »
How can I help my clients evaluate and implement a cost-effective bovine respiratory disease (BRD) program?
Cost-effective BRD programs require very thorough evaluation and risk assessment of cattle as they come into the feedyard to identify the right antibiotic with the right treatment protocol. Terry Engelken, DVM, MS, associate professor at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, walks through these critical steps to help veterinarians and their clients achieve an efficacious, cost-effective BRD program. FULL STORY »
How to convey the benefits of metaphylaxis to stocker clients?
Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) is an all-too familiar challenge to stocker operators, despite numerous advances in animal health over the past 40 years, says Dr. Ken Blue, DVM, and Elanco Animal Health technical consultant. “As veterinarians, we know that because a higher percentage of stocker cattle come from multiple sources, these cattle run a greater risk of developing BRD.” FULL STORY »
What should veterinarians consider when selecting a BRD therapy?
When selecting a Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) therapy for the hospital pen, Marilyn Corbin, DVM, Ph.D. and Elanco technical consultant says to “Let the data speak for itself.” Corbin believes veterinarians can help producers make the best decisions when relevant research is close at hand. FULL STORY »
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