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Estimating the Effects of Animal Health on the Performance of Feedlot Cattle

  title={Estimating the Effects of Animal Health on the Performance of Feedlot Cattle},
  author={Max Irsik and Michael R. Langemeier and Ted Schroeder and Mark F. Spire and Joseph Deen Roder},
It is generally accepted that performance of feedlot cattle is negatively impacted as health problems increase. The magnitude of impact that health problems have on overall or specific performance parameters is not well defined for feedlot cattle. This study determined the effect of animal health on the performance of feedlot cattle. Multiple regression models were developed to aid in the performance analysis for feed conversion, average daily gain, added cost and cost of gain. Results of this… Expand

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