Prevalence, severity, and relationships of lung lesions, liver abnormalities, and rumen health scores measured at slaughter in beef cattle.

@article{Rezac2014PrevalenceSA,
  title={Prevalence, severity, and relationships of lung lesions, liver abnormalities, and rumen health scores measured at slaughter in beef cattle.},
  author={Darrel James Rezac and Daniel Ulan Thomson and Steven J. Bartle and Jason Barrett Osterstock and Frank Harrison Prouty and Christopher D. Reinhardt},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2014},
  volume={92 6},
  pages={
          2595-602
        }
}
An array of management tools exists within the beef industry to improve animal welfare and productivity; however, the ability to assess the outcomes of these tools is needed. Deficiencies in management commonly manifest as bovine respiratory disease complex or nutritional disorders such as acidosis; therefore, lung, liver, and rumen gross pathology lesions present at slaughter were measured as part of the Harvest Audit Program (HAP) and associations with performance determined. Individual gross… CONTINUE READING

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