Bovis ISSN 2398-2993

Bovine respiratory disease: economic significance

Synonym(s): Pneumonia, IBR, PI3, BRSV, BVD, cost

Contributor(s): Alexander Corbishley , Peter Down

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Introduction

  • There are few reliable estimates of the economic cost of Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) Calf respiratory disease Adult respiratory disease to the UK cattle industry.
  • A headline figure of £80 million per annum is often quoted.
    • This figure was calculated following a serological survey of cattle published nearly 20 years ago (1997) and is therefore likely to be a considerable underestimate.

Cost of BRD in the UK

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Conclusion

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Williams & Green (2007) Associations between Lung Lesions and Grade and Estimated Daily Live Weight Gain in Bull Beef at Slaughter. Cattle Practice 15 (3), PubMed.
  • Andrews (2000) Calf Pneumonia Costs! Cattle Practice 8 (2).


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