A COW-SIDE INVESTIGATION INTO
BOVINE RESPIRATORY DISEASE
Numerous ‘culprits’ on dairy farms
combine to rob herd performance
and injure a dairy’s bottom line.
Identifying and arresting the offend-
er isn’t always easy. In this month’s
investigation, a new diagnostic tool
provides the evidence necessary to
solve the case.
By Dr. Tom Shelton
FYI I Dr. Tom Shelton is a dairy
technical services manager
for Merck Animal Health.
He lives in Utah and can be
contacted at 208-867-3502 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. pregnancy check at one of his larger clients.
Dr. Smith met with Joe, the herdsman, on the
1,400-cow dairy. They happily discussed the
farm’s successful pregnancy outcomes. With
increasing reproduction rates and milk produc-
tion, Joe commented that all was good on the
operation. That is, with the exception of a few
calves in the hutch that seemed “a little off.”
The sun was out, and the prospect of
warmer weather was around the corner. Dr.
Smith started his day with a routine herd
Dr. Smith went straight to the source – the
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