Bryan Mussard is the owner/operator of Big West Management in Dillon, Mont., which includes the management of 11,000 head of cattle at his feedlot. In this guest post, Mussard shares his tips for the daily management and treatment of bovine respiratory disease (BRD).
Seeking the input of a veterinarian early and often keeps producers ahead of potential animal health issues, but this is only half the story. Veterinarians depend on producers, too. Whether the issue is optimizing facilities, coping with environmental stress or managing bovine respiratory disease (BRD), producers are the first to know what works.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” We’ve all heard this ad nauseam, but it is especially true of bovine respiratory disease (BRD). Once we are behind the eight ball, “a pound of cure” often isn’t enough. That is why working with your veterinarian is so important.