U.S. cattlemen have long recognized the importance of the proper care and handling of their livestock. From cow/calf operations, to backgrounding/stocker programs, and finally to feedyards and packing plants, ensuring that animals are well cared for not only makes good business sense — it’s also the right thing to do.
Understanding the causes of Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) can help producers protect their animals and prevent the disease, saving time, money and stress. BRD can be caused by bacteria that combine and move into the lungs, resulting in pneumonia. The three most common types of BRD-causing bacteria are Pasteurella multocida, Mannheimia haemolytica and Histophilus somni.