Antibiotic studies help feedlot calves
Donald G. Addis
Gary A. Beall, University of California
California Agriculture 31(2):10-11. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v031n02p10.
Donald G. Addis is Farm Advisor, Riverside County; Gary A. Beall is Communications Specialist, University of California, Davis.
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Depending on the particular shipment, 25 to 90 percent of the feeder and stocker cattle coming into southern California desert feedlots get sick. Death losses and culling rates range from 6 to 8 percent among the lighter calves (250 to 400 pounds) and from ½ to 2½ percent for larger animals.
Members of the U. C. Stress Calf Study Group are Donald G. Addis; Glen P. Lofgreen, Professor of Animal Science, Imperial Valley Feed Station; Joseph G. Clark, D.V.M., Brawley; John R. Dunbar, Animal Scientist, U. C. Cooperative Extension, Davis; Carol L. Adams, Senior Statistician, U. C. Cooperative Extension, Riverside; Edward C. Prigge, Jr., Farm Advisor, Imperial County; and Ben B. Norman, Veterinarian, U. C. Cooperative Extension, Davis.