How BRD Impacts Dairy Calves

When just-weaned dairy calves are commingled and under stress, they’re susceptible to bovine respiratory disease (BRD). If not caught early, BRD can lead to increased services per conception during the breeding process, delaying a heifer’s introduction into the milk stream and reducing a producer’s bottom line.

Dr. David Festa, professional services veterinarian, Boehringer Ingelheim, explains how BRD occurs and what you can do to protect your herd and your bottom line: