While environmental factors and host genetics heavily influence BRD morbidity rates, understanding the genomic and molecular biology tools also can improve our understanding of pathogens and beneficial microorganisms .
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.
Beef producers weathered Winter Storm Goliath much better than dairy farms, but health may still be an issue down the road.
According to Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist Derrell Peel, t
The first few days an animal spends in a feedlot are critical to their health and overall performance through the feeding period. Receiving protocols vary though, based on feedyard location, time of year and source and