Knowing and Managing BRD Risk in Your Herd

Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) occurs when environmental and other stressors weaken a calf’s immune system. Knowing the history of your cattle is one important aspect of determining a calf’s risk for BRD. Producers also should consider the distance the cattle traveled, weather conditions and vaccination records.

Dr. Richard Linhart, professional services veterinarian, Boehringer Ingelheim, discusses more ways to determine BRD risk in your beef herd and effective preventive management practices.