Bovine Pneumonia

Bovine Pneumonia or Bovine Respiratory Disease is a devastating disease. It is most often associated with the assembly of large groups of cattle from diverse origins.


Bovine Pneumonia is of considerable economic significance in feedlots. The disease is responsible for a high mortality rate and the condemnation of infected carcasses at slaughter.

Many factors including stress and transport play a role in bovine pneumonia. The most important infectious agents involved are Mannheimia haemolytica and, less commonly, Pasteurella multocida or Histophilus somni. The presence of Mannheimia haemolytica and Pasteurella multocida is often associated with mortality in cattle.

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Pneumonia is of considerable economic importance in feedlots.