Bovine Respiratory Disease

Can Diagnostics Improve Metaphylaxis?

Sep 27, 2019 by John Maday
When loads of stressed, high-risk calves arrive at the feedlot, it often makes economic sense to treat them all with antibiotics to prevent an almost-inevitable outbreak of bovine respiratory disease (BRD).

The Evolution of Metaphylaxis

Sep 26, 2019 by John Maday
Cattle feeders first began using mass treatments for newly arrived calves back in the 1970s, as a means of controlling outbreaks of respiratory disease or “shipping fever.”