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Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract. 1997 Nov;13(3):367-77.

Economic impact associated with respiratory disease in beef cattle.

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University of Nebraska, Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center, Clay Center, USA.


The data presented consistently demonstrated the cost of BRD from weaning to the packers to be approximately 7% of the total production cost when compared to animals with health respiratory tracts. As a clinician it is distressing to feel that we cannot accurately identify all the animals that require treatment. Greater emphasis must be placed on prevention of BRD.

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