Dr. Bill Pinchak, Texas A&M AgriLife Research animal nutritionist, discusses a new early warning system for bovine respiratory disease. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Kay Ledbetter)
Dr. Bill Pinchak, Texas A&M AgriLife Research animal nutritionist, discusses a new early warning system for bovine respiratory disease.

Behavior patterns indicators of BRD onset in cattle

AgriLife Research developing early-warning system for bovine respiratory disease.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are developing an early-warning system for pen riders or animal care providers to more efficiently identify and treat cattle for bovine respiratory disease (BRD).

Drs. Bill Pinchak and Gordon Carstens, both AgriLife Research animal nutritionists, have been evaluating the relationships between animal behavior in confined animal feeding operations to the onset of sickness. Along with Texas A&M University students Will Kayser and Kirby Jacks

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