Associations between Weather Conditions and Bovine Respiratory Disease in Feedlot Cattle
Keywords:BRD, environment, weather conditions
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.