Associations between Weather Conditions and Bovine Respiratory Disease in Feedlot Cattle

Authors

  • N. Cernicchiaro Department of Diagnostic Medicine / Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506
  • D. G. Renter Department of Diagnostic Medicine / Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506
  • B. J. White department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506
  • A. H. Babcock College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University
  • J. T. Fox College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21423/aabppro20114042

Keywords:

BRD, environment, weather conditions

Abstract

Bovine respiratory disease complex (BRD) is the most common cause of disease in weaned cattle. Ambient environmental conditions affect nutritional requirements, metabolism, and BRD risk; however, data on associations between specific weather conditions and BRD morbidity in cattle are sparse. The goal of our study was to quantify associations between daily BRD incidence rates and preceding weather conditions in different lag periods (considering up to seven days from the current day of interest) in feedlot cattle.

Author Biographies

A. H. Babcock, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University

currently with Adams Land and Cattle Company, Broken Bow, NE 68822

J. T. Fox, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University

JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, LLC, Greeley, CO 80634

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Published

2011-09-22

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Research Summaries 3

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