Liver abscesses: The unseen thief of cattle profits

Liver abscesses: The unseen thief of cattle profits

Tri State Neighbor

Liver abscesses are a value robber in feedlot cattle that’s not immediately apparent. “The toughest losses to control are often the ones we cannot see,” said Warren Rusche, South Dakota State University Extension beef feedlot management associate. “Even though cattle producers can’t tell by looking if cattle have liver abscesses, the problem is certainly visible at the packing plant and in lost profit opportunities.”

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