Retrospective analysis on timing of non-infectious heart disease deaths during feeding period in US fed cattle

  • B. T. Johnson Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506
  • D. E. Amrine Beef Cattle Institute, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506
  • R. L. Larson Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506
  • R. L. Weaber Department of Animal Science and Industry, College of Agriculture, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506
  • B. J. White Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506
Keywords: heart disease, feeding period, cohort demographics, disease death timing

Abstract

Non-infectious heart disease sporadically affects fed cattle and is commonly thought to cause death late in the feeding period. Data relating days on feed to heart disease deaths in US feedyards are limited. The study objective was to evaluate days on feed when heart deaths occurred during the feeding period, and potential effects of cohort demographics related to heart disease death timing.

Published
2020-09-24
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Research Summaries