FL BRD Treatment Graph

Timing of onset for respiratory disease in the feedyard is represented in the graph above, the horizontal (x) axis is Days on Feed from arrival (0) through day 100 and plotted along the vertical (y) axis is the number of first pull treatments for respiratory disease in each cohort. As expected, the majority of treatments occur early in the feeding phase; however, there is also quite a bit of disease occurring later (after day 30). Morbidity and mortality occurring later in the feeding phase can be more costly.