The hidden costs of sub-clinical BRD

The hidden costs of sub-clinical BRD

John Maday

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When calves are pulled and treated for bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in a feedyard or backgrounding operation, or when calves die from the disease, the costs to the operation are fairly well defined. However, animals with BRD that remain undetected and untreated can result in significant losses in terms of performance and carcass value.

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