Small lungs make cattle prone to respiratory diseases


By Barbara Duckworth, The Western Producer, July 14, 2016 

Bovine respiratory disease costs the North American beef industry about $1 billion every year, said researchers from the University of Calgary veterinary school.

And it’s always likely going to be a difficult problem to control be-cause cattle are susceptible, said Edouard Timsit at the veterinary school’s annual beef cattle conference held in Calgary last month.

“Cattle are and will be more susceptible to pneumonia than other species because of their anatomy.”

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