Understanding Bovine Respiratory Disease

Despite tremendous advancements in animal husbandry, health and handling through the years, bovine respiratory disease (BRD) remains a serious health issue for the cattle industry. On a more positive note, however, we have achieved a greater understanding of the disease, production of safer and better vaccines, and the development of antimicrobials with greater duration and better speed of action – all of which are excellent tools to prevent and treat BRD, as well as reduce its impact.

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BRD & the Cattle Industry

Welcome to From the Fence Post – a bovine respiratory disease (BRD) report from Merck Animal Health. We created this blog to place a greater emphasis on industry education and awareness for the prevention, treatment and management of BRD – a disease that takes a substantial economic and health toll every year on the cattle industry.

From the Fence Post will provide convenient access to timely and valuable information and resources on BRD best practices – helping producers, big and small, as well as veterinarians, better manage their operations. We’re tapping into the wealth of knowledge and experience from experts around the country, as well as veterinary professionals at Merck Animal Health, to deliver the most up-to-date BRD information.

At Merck Animal Health, we are dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals through products, services and educational initiatives such as this. We continue to listen and respond to the needs of our customers by offering a wide range of veterinary pharmaceuticals, parasiticides, vaccines and health management solutions. Innovation, quality and customer-satisfaction are truly the core of our business.

So whether you are a veterinarian or a producer, we hope you use From the Fence Post as your comprehensive resource to gather ideas and BRD management practices from some of the most experienced professionals in animal health. We look forward to sharing what we know about the science of healthier animals and to contributing to your success.