Genetic predictions for brisket disease a priority Costs increasing due to death loss

Genetic predictions for brisket disease a priority Costs increasing due to death loss

Dr. Bob Hough

Western Livestock Journal

Pulmonary hypertension (PH), which is commonly referred to as brisket disease, has been observed in cow-calf and stocker operations where cattle are being grazed at high elevation for over 100 years. In addition, during the last decade death loss has doubled in feedlot cattle, with much of the increased loss coming at the end of the feeding period when animals are close or ready to market.

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