One of the biggest threats to animal health at a feedyard is Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD). With the disease causing 75 percent of feedyard morbidity, it can seem rational to treat animals for the disease as soon as any respiratory symptoms are noticed.
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.
In the Exercising Cattle segment from CreatingConnections, experts discuss the importance of working cattle at a feedyard.
In many situations, the best way to learn is by watching an expert perform the task. In the Master in Action instructional video from CreatingConnections, cattle producers can learn from animal-handling expert, Tom Noffsinger, D.V.M.
As veterinarians and producers, we are playing a role in the enhancement of antimicrobial resistance. It’s out of the barn, so to speak – the risk of resistance never goes to zero. Click here to read more.