Factors Determining Treatment Effectiveness

Once an animal develops symptoms of bovine respiratory disease (BRD), there is more-or-less only one tool in the toolbox – antibiotics. However, as most producers have learned at some point or another, the same product, or the same strategy, doesn’t always have the same effect.

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Getting to know your BRD Pathogens

Bovine respiratory disease complex (BRDC) treatment starts with prevention, for good reason. Implemented properly, a strong health program will generate antibodies against dangerous bacteria and viruses, stimulate a strong immune response and reduce the threat from parasites. However, if these precautions aren’t successful, BRD pathogens can invade and are destructive, opportunistic and quick to develop into dangerous multi-pathogen complexes.

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