Consequences of Bovine Pneumonia

During an outbreak of Bovine Pneumonia, mortality in a herd can be as high as 25%, epecially in cases where Mannheimia haemolytica and Pasteurella multocida are involved.

The disease is responsible for up to 75% of morbidity cases among feedlot cattle and is the primary threat to newly weaned and newly received calves. Death and treatment costs can easily attain 8% of production costs. To this must be added the costs of reduced feedstock performance, sub-clinical illness and higher personnel costs.