Predicting bovine respiratory disease risk in feedlot cattle in the first 45 days post arrival

  • Hector A. Rojas Beef Cattle Institute, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 66506
  • D.E. Armine Beef Cattle Institute, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 66506
  • r.l. lARSON Beef Cattle Institute, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 66506
  • B.J. White Beef Cattle Institute, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 66506

Abstract

Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in feedlot cattle. Improved predictions of BRD magnitude facilitates appropriate and judicious intervention application. Our goal was to build classification models to accurately predict cattle cohorts at high risk for BRD morbidity within the first 45 days of arrival.

Published
2021-10-09
Section
Research Summaries