Delaying implant in high-risk calves has no benefit for health or feedlot performance

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dc.contributor.author Munson, R.D.
dc.contributor.author Thomson, Daniel U.
dc.contributor.author Reinhardt, Christopher D.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-03T16:30:17Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-03T16:30:17Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13557
dc.description.abstract Bovine respiratory disease is the most common and costly disease in the beef industry. Calves affected by bovine respiratory disease have a 53-lb decrease in finished weights and decreased quality grades compared with healthy cattle. Many stressors influence post-arrival health and nutrient intake, including weaning, marketing, transportation, co-mingling, genetics, previous nutrition, and health history. These stressors can negatively affect the immune system at a time when the animal is more likely to be exposed to infectious agents within the bovine respiratory disease complex. Feed intake by stressed calves is low, and low nutrient intake likely increases the negative effects of stress on the immune system. Delaying the initial steroid implant may reduce post-transit stress and improve carcass quality of feedlot cattle. This study was designed to examine the effects of administering initial steroid implants at feedlot arrival or 45 days after feedlot arrival on health, performance, and carcass characteristics of feeder calves at relatively high risk for bovine respiratory disease. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 2012 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 12-231-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 1065 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Beef Cattle Research, 2012 is known as Cattlemen's Day, 2012 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Implant en_US
dc.subject Health performance en_US
dc.subject Feedlot performance en_US
dc.subject Bovine respiratory disease en_US
dc.title Delaying implant in high-risk calves has no benefit for health or feedlot performance en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2012 en_US
dc.citation.epage 28 en_US
dc.citation.spage 25 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid thomson en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid cdr3 en_US

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