Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) can be frustrating for dairy producers for a number of reasons. The multitude of factors that contribute to the disease can make it difficult to prevent or manage. And BRD can lead to significant economic losses:
- In nationwide surveys, it’s estimated that 12% to 16% of preweaned calves and 6% to 11% of weaned calves experience BRD1
- It’s the No. 1 cause of mortality in preweaned and weaned dairy calves, with death losses of 2.3% and 1.5%, respectively2
- Respiratory problems account for approximately 11.3% of adult dairy cow deaths3
Help protect your investment by working with your veterinarian on a BRD prevention protocol, and stay current on the most recent BRD information.