Haptoglobin response to clinical respiratory tract disease in feedlot cattle.

  title={Haptoglobin response to clinical respiratory tract disease in feedlot cattle.},
  author={Thomas E Wittum and Colin Raymond Young and Larry H. Stanker and Dixie D. Griffin and Louis J. Perino and E Travis Littledike},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  volume={57 5},
OBJECTIVE To quantify haptoglobin response to respiratory tract disease in feedlot cattle, and to investigate its ability to predict disease outcome and response to antibiotic treatment. DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. ANIMALS 60 feedlot calves with clinical respiratory tract disease. PROCEDURE Calves were randomly assigned to receive a standard antibiotic treatment regimen (TRT), or to observation pens without antibiotic treatment. Serum haptoglobin concentration was measured at… CONTINUE READING
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