The process of weaning calves is the most significant source of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) outbreaks. Understanding why weaning calves contributes to breakouts is important, as are the steps to consider during the process to reduce the risk of BRD.
How can you tell the difference between bovine respiratory disease (BRD) and endotoxins? Well, you can’t. With similar side effects, endotoxin events may be more widespread than anyone knows.
When you turn your cow-calves out on pasture, chances are they are going to look alert and healthy. However, as the heat comes on in the heart of the summer, warning signs will begin to appear for those paying attention. The pasture is an increasing hotspot for summer pneumonia and, though the causes are not fully understood, two factors – immunity and exposure – will determine the potential impact of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) on your herd.