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BRD Dilemma
Mon Jul 8, 2013 11:04 AM CDT

Economic losses for the cattle industry to BRD (Bovine Respiratory Disease) are estimated to be near $1 billion every year in the U.S. But that number may grow, as drug resistance has been shown to be increasing in the primary pathogens that cause BRD.

Brian Lubbers, assistant professor in the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, said a survey of records of BRD cases there shows drug resistance in one of the primary pathogens that cause BRD (Mannheimia haemolytica) has increased over a three-year period of time.

"We have been seeing an increase in the number of antibiotic resistant bacteria that ...

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