Feedlot Scientific Posters

Activity, rumination, and performance of BRD treated calves compared to their own baseline activity and healthy cohorts

J.Nickel, J.Hutcheson, P.Rodriguez

Cattle diagnosed and treated for BRD display negative performance compared to their healthy counterparts. Cattle that respond favorably to Resfl or Gold® (Florfenicol-Flunixin Meglumine) treatment outperform their cohorts that require ongoing therapy. Regardless of the frequency of BRD treatments, rumination and activity biometrics are not negatively impacted in calves treated with Resfl or Gold® (Florfenicol–Flunixin Meglumine) compared to their baseline and healthy cohorts.

Seroprevalence of respiratory pathogens in calves at arrival in German rearing units

E.Thesing, G.Vertenten 

Calves arriving at rearing farms have antibody titers
against BRSV, PI3-V and M.haemolytica. Some respiratory
vaccines are less eff ective in the presence of maternally
derived antibodies. Therefore it is important to know the
characteristics of the vaccines as well as the serological
status of the animals to be vaccinated.

Respiratory vaccine shows positive effect on growth in Danish calf rearing operations

H.Martin, K.Mikkelsen, G.Vertenten

In the absence of a BRD outbreak, vaccination at arrival with
a bivalent intranasal respiratory vaccine (Bovilis® INtranasal
RSP® Live, MSD Animal Health) had a positive impact on daily
weight gain in Danish calf rearing operation.

Reduction in BRD control antimicrobial administration in a multi-site study comparing a conventional BRD control regimen to a targeted individual animal prediction technology among feedlot cattle in a US feedlot.

J.Nickell, J.Hutchenson, D.Renter, D.Amrine, J.Campillo 

The BRD prediction technology (Whisper® On-Arrival)
displayed no statistical differences in health/performance
compared to a conventional BRD control program but
reduced BRD control antimicrobial use by 10% to 43%.