Reduce summer pneumonia risk in calves

Health tips provided to help prevent summer respiratory challenges in beef calves.

While summer offers warm weather and green pastures, the season also brings the threat of summer pneumonia — an often fatal respiratory condition for young calves.

Changing weather conditions and stress from working or transporting calves opens the door for the primary pathogens that cause summer pneumonia, bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) and Mannheimia haemolytica.

“Summer pneumonia is a real challenge and can occur during dry or wet weather conditions,”

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