Merial Forum
Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD):
Current and new approaches to control
Dr Andy Forbes
European Technical Ser...
Why are we here?
and this…
and this…
Because of this…
A brief (personal) history of BRD
Decade Antibiotics Vaccines (NS)AIDS
Spectrum pK
70s *** * * *
80s **** ** ** **
90s ***...
What has happened to BRD?
Animal Health Research Reviews 10(2); 101-103, 2009. DG Miles
Why is BRD so difficult?
Management
systems
Magnitude
Mixing
Movement
Cattle
Anatomy
Physiology
Genetics
Pathogens
Common
...
What can we do about it?
Do research
Apply knowledge in the field
Compare
Implement changes
Monitor
Feedback
Forum content
• Science behind BRD & control
• BRD in main production systems
• Antibiotic use in perspective
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  1. 1. Merial Forum Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD): Current and new approaches to control Dr Andy Forbes European Technical Services Ruminants
  2. 2. Why are we here? and this… and this… Because of this…
  3. 3. A brief (personal) history of BRD Decade Antibiotics Vaccines (NS)AIDS Spectrum pK 70s *** * * * 80s **** ** ** ** 90s **** *** * ** *** 2000s **** **** * ** ***
  4. 4. What has happened to BRD? Animal Health Research Reviews 10(2); 101-103, 2009. DG Miles
  5. 5. Why is BRD so difficult? Management systems Magnitude Mixing Movement Cattle Anatomy Physiology Genetics Pathogens Common Commensals Contagious
  6. 6. What can we do about it? Do research Apply knowledge in the field Compare Implement changes Monitor Feedback
  7. 7. Forum content • Science behind BRD & control • BRD in main production systems • Antibiotic use in perspective
  8. 8. FORUM “A meeting or assembly for the open discussion of subjects of public interest”

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