Reducing BRD starts with preventing BVDV in the cow herd.

Reducing BRD starts with preventing BVDV in the cow herd.

Che Trejo

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

It’s estimated nearly 9% of beef cattle operations have a calf persistently infected (PI) with bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV).1 This might seem like a small percentage, but presence of BVDV can mean a risk for something more. Producers are 43% more likely to need to treat bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in feedlot calves exposed to a BVD-PI animal, a study found.

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