Antibiotic resistance is a natural phenomenon. Resistance itself is a property, a
characteristic of bacteria. Knowing that, some might say there’s nothing that producers
or veterinarians can do to stop resistance. But that’s not the case, and there should be
a discussion on what role producers and veterinarians can play in helping alleviate the
pressure antibiotics put on increasing resistance.
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.
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.