Recommendations for Managing a BRD Breakout

Every producer needs to have a game plan for bovine respiratory disease (BRD). Having a plan of action will ensure the well-being of your cattle feeding operation and help sick cattle get back on feed as quickly as possible.

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Recognizing the Symptoms of BRD

Being aware of the signs of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is imperative when managing a BRD breakout. During the production process, there are times when cattle are more susceptible to BRD. For example, the likelihood of an animal developing BRD is greater following any environmental, nutritional or management stress-inducing situations. These stressors can include: weaning, co-mingling, transport, changes in feeding rations or climate changes. Cattle that have been stressed should be observed daily to help spot BRD early.

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