What is in this article?:
- Pathogen Surveillance In Cattle Is Profitable
- Sidebar: Questions that surveillance can answer for cattle owners.
Continuous, pathogen monitoring and diagnostic testing yields precision vaccination and treatment protocols that save feedyards money.
Sidebar: Questions that surveillance can answer for cattle owners.
As you start cattle or prepare to send cattle to be fed, ask your feedyard to share its pathogen surveillance program results with you and your veterinarian.
- What bugs are being seen today?
- How much of each bug is present?
- What to vaccinate against?
- What specific vaccines to use?
- If an animal dies, what did it die of specifically?
- Was there a virus or underlying cause that should be included in the vaccination program?
- Is it a pen problem or a yard problem?
- Should the starter program be adjusted?
Sidebar: Questions that surveillance can answer for feedlot managers.
- Why particular vaccines and antibiotics are being used?
- What are they dying from and what evidence tells me that?
- What’s causing it?
- How can it be prevented?
- If it’s in progress, how can a wreck be avoided?
- Can surveillance help market the yard to current and prospective