Can we use genetics instead of chemistry to control disease?

Can we use genetics instead of chemistry to control disease?

Alison Van Eenennaam

Progressive Cattleman

The most expensive health problem facing the cattle industry is bovine respiratory disease (BRD), or shipping fever. This disease complex is triggered by a number of interdependent factors including stressors such as weaning and transportation, exposure to new viral and bacterial agents, acclimatization to a new location and the establishment of a pecking order among new penmates.

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