In the midst of winter, you should keep a close eye on your cattle for respiratory issues

Researchers at Purdue University say recent weather shifts could increase the risk of respiratory infections in cattle.

They say producers need to closely watch their herds in the coming weeks for anything that does not look right. When evaluating the animals, you should ensure they look alert and are eating their food.

Younger replacement heifers and calves have a high risk for infection in weather as we have seen over the last week and bovine respiratory disease in considered one of the costliest diseases for U.S. cattle producers.

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