Treatment time is a critical period in the life of cattle. It is one of the most difficult times to manage animal stress, but those few moments at the headgate are your chance to get a good look at each individual and provide what’s needed for optimal health and productivity. Given what is at stake, it makes sense to take the time to read labels and become familiar with the vaccines, antibiotics and other products you will use.
Stress is one of the factors that can increase the chances of cattle developing bovine respiratory disease (BRD), and transporting cattle can create a stressful situation. However, in this industry, transporting cattle is inevitable. Below are a number of ways that can help to reduce the stress that occurs during transit.