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.”

Genomic Tools for Understanding BRD

Sep 05, 2019 by John Maday
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 .

BRD: Treatment Failures Add Up

Aug 20, 2019 by John Maday
While researchers and the industry work to develop systems to better prevent BRD, timely treatments with antibiotics will remain a critical tool for minimizing losses associated with morbidity.