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Minimising the BRD impact in feedlots: Progress in three key R&D projects

A SERIES of industry-backed research projects is looking at preventative measures for minimising the impact of bovine respiratory disease in feedlot environments.

Under work being carried out through MLA and partners, an upcoming trial into autogenous vaccines will investigate potential vaccines for some of the bacterial pathogens involved in BRD, impacts from which are estimated to cost the Australian beef industry around $50 million each year.

Emerging diagnostic technologies and an updated handbook for industry are providing tools to prevent and better manage BRD in feedlots across…

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