While the cattle industry continues to refine preventive measures, treatments and overall management, feedlot morbidity, mortality and costs associated with bovine respiratory disease (BRD) stubbornly refuse to improve.
Veterinarians and livestock producers have adapted to significant changes in antimicrobial regulations, and change will continue as the FDA works through its five-year plan for antimicrobial stewardship.
Flies are more than just an annoyance for calves in warm weather. High fly populations also can spread diseases among calves; cause stress and reduced immunity; and negatively impact growth and weight gain.
APHIS’ Wildlife Services and its cooperators will begin distributing baits on or about August 2 across rural areas by airplanes and in suburban or urban areas by helicopters, vehicles and bait stations.