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David Sparks Ph.d Zoetis Advice
by David Sparks Ph.d, click here for bio

Program: Line on Agriculture
Date: November 12, 2018

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I have received several outreaches from the Zoetis company that are ominous in the sense that they warn against disease. For example, one email has, as its headline, Help Reduce Calf Pneumonia Risks and The Hidden Costs. It follows with this: The most common cause of death in calves before weaning is respiratory disease.1 Are your calves protected against respiratory disease challenges? The most common cause of death in calves before weaning is respiratory disease.1 Are your calves protected against respiratory disease challenges? Once a calf becomes infected with respiratory disease, the damage is done, and the impact from disease will follow the animal into the next stage of production. For producers, it is important to understand the financial impact of young calf respiratory disease

On the equine side, I received this quick tip. Equine Rabies Case Reality. Texas veterinarian showcases real-life equine rabies fatality and case learnings. Viral respiratory and neurologic diseases are the leading preventable causes of death in horses.1 One of the core equine diseases that has a 100% fatality rate is rabies.

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