Bovine respiratory disease mortality in preweaned calves

Lucas Pantaleon

Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is a leading cause of death in preweaned dairy calves in the US and worldwide. This challenge to the dairy industry could be reduced through the implementation of management practices aimed to preventing the disease. Failure of passive transfer (FPT), due to the lack of ingestion of good quality colostrum during the first hours after birth, is a leading risk factor for increasing calf mortality.

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