BRD: What can be done?

Recognizing the BRD problem and its detrimental economic impact to the cattle industry is a first step toward addressing this challenging disease.


Learn how BRD is impacting the cattle industry through research conducted with more than 300 cattle producers

A comprehensive list of specific strategies that producers and feeders are implementing to help reduce BRD issues.

Articles, infographics and videos provide advice and information on BRD


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20 May, 2017
Are cattle showing signs of Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) or are they just dehydrated? That’s a question cattle veterinarians want producers, stockers and feedlot pen riders to ponder before they jump to treat an animal.
01 Apr, 2017
One of the cattle industry’s most costly diseases. The statistics related to bovine respiratory disease (BRD), an infection of the lungs that causes pneumonia among cattle, are staggering: causing up to $1 billion in losses each year in the U.S.; and according to industry data accounting for as much as 37% of the mortality on cow/calf operations and 57% in feedlots.
05 Mar, 2017
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) probably isn’t the top topic producers visit about with one another. Nobody really wants to admit when they have health issues impacting their cattle. But, what are producers’ thoughts on BRD—and how do they manage and treat this costly disease? In an exclusive survey conducted by Drovers in July and August 2016, responses from more than 300 cattle producers across the country provide insight into BRD awareness, impact and management practices from the perspective of producers on their own operations.
15 Feb, 2017
Ever wish you could be a fly on the wall and hear what feedlot/stocker operators and veterinarians are talking about? Here’s your chance. Drovers hosted two unique focus groups and, during each hour-long session, asked feeders/stockers and veterinarians to share their real-world experiences related to bovine respiratory disease (BRD).
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