The impact of future technological advancements on current bovine respiratory disease management practices

  • Jason S. Nickell Allflex Livestock Intelligence; a subsidiary of Merck Animal Health, Madison, WI 53718
  • Lonty K. Bryant Merck Animal Health, Madison, NJ 07940
  • Robert P. Lavan Merck Animal Health, Madison, NJ 07940
  • Pedro Rodríguez Fernandez Merck Animal Health, Madison, NJ 07940
Keywords: technology, BRD, management practices, bovine respiratory disease

Abstract

New technologies have aided the animal-based food and fiber industries to efficiently produce safe and valuable products for the human population. We strongly support appropriate use of currently available technologies designed to prevent, control, and treat BRD (e.g. vaccines, antimicrobials) as well as the ongoing implementation of management practices designed to reduce BRD risk (e.g. preconditioning strategies). However, we look forward to the application of new developments that optimize BRD prediction and diagnostic accuracy. These new tools may provide opportunities to maximize the efficacy of current prevention, control, and treatment modalities while also fostering in new opportunities to leverage non-antimicrobial options. The overall objectives being to maximize the producer’s bottom line and the animal’s wellbeing while satisfying consumer demand.

Published
2020-06-01
How to Cite
Nickell, J. S., Bryant, L. K., Lavan, R. P., & Rodríguez Fernandez, P. (2020). The impact of future technological advancements on current bovine respiratory disease management practices. The Bovine Practitioner, 54(2), 162-163. Retrieved from https://bovine-ojs-tamu.tdl.org/bovine/index.php/bovine/article/view/8030
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