Plasma metabolites of receiving heifers and the relationship between bovine respiratory disease, weight gain, and carcass characteristics

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dc.contributor.author Montgomery, Sean P.
dc.contributor.author Sindt, J.J.
dc.contributor.author Greenquist, M.A.
dc.contributor.author Miller, W.F.
dc.contributor.author Pike, J.N.
dc.contributor.author Good, E.J.
dc.contributor.author Loe, E.R.
dc.contributor.author Sulpizio, M.J.
dc.contributor.author Kessen, T.J.
dc.contributor.author Drouillard, James S.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-03T17:51:04Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-03T17:51:04Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-03T17:51:04Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4400
dc.description.abstract Six hundred sixty-five crossbred beef heifers initially weighing 495 lb were used to evaluate rectal temperature and plasma glucose, lactate, and urea nitrogen at initial processing as indicators of health status of newly arrived receiving cattle. We also evaluated the relationship between bovine respiratory disease (BRD), weight gain, and carcass characteristics. An increased number of treatments for BRD was associated with lower (linear, P<0.01) plasma glucose and lactate concentrations at initial processing. Elevated rectal temperatures at initial processing were associated with a greater number of treatments for BRD (linear, P<0.03). Initial body weight, final body weight, and average daily gain during the receiving period were progressively less (linear, P<0.01) as the number of treatments for BRD increased, whereas grazing-period gain was progressively greater with more frequent treatment for BRD during the receiving period (linear, P<0.01). Finishing-period gain, final body weight, hot carcass weight, fat thickness, and marbling score were linearly decreased (P<0.05) with increased treatmentfor BRD during the receiving period. These data suggest that initial plasma glucose and lactate concentrations might be associated with the health of newly arrived receiving cattle and that increased incidence of BRD in cattle is associated with lower weight gain and carcass quality. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 2004 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 04-242-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 923 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Plasma metabolites en_US
dc.subject Bovine respiratory disease en_US
dc.subject Weight gain en_US
dc.subject Carcass characteristics en_US
dc.title Plasma metabolites of receiving heifers and the relationship between bovine respiratory disease, weight gain, and carcass characteristics en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2004 en_US
dc.citation.epage 54 en_US
dc.citation.spage 50 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2004, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 5, 2004 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jdrouill en_US


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