FeverTags® LLC of Amarillo, Texas is expanding its reach within the United States and abroad with the help of cattle expert Jordan Furnish, who now serves as the company’s Operational and Technical Manager.
In addition to managing FeverTags rapidly expanding distribution cycle and overseeing quality control, Jordan educates veterinarians and others within the cattle industry about the benefits of FeverTags, helping integrate the product into vet protocol.
“It’s an exciting time to work for the FeverTags organization”, says Jordan. “Cattle fever is typically the first sign of Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD), manifesting 24 to 72 hours before visual signs like depressed appetite and dehydration become apparent. With the FeverTags TempVerified™ technology, we can diagnose fever early in that disease process, leading to more effective and timely treatments thus reducing the effects of costly disease management.”
According to a peer-reviewed study1 supported by Merial UK, now Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, antibiotic usage was reduced up to 30% when a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) was used as the initial treatment to reduce fever allowing the animal’s immune system to combat the disease.
Jordan has an extensive background within the cattle, equine and ranching industries with comprehension in all facets of daily practices.
Born and raised on the Hitch Ranch in Guymon, Oklahoma, Jordan learned the value of hard work and the reward of successfully caring for livestock at a very early age. He brings this passion for the cattle industry to FeverTags.
A graduate of Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Jordan obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business Degree with a minor in Animal Science. Knowing his involvement in the cattle industry would be lifelong, Jordan is very excited to be involved with implementing new and evolving technology into the agriculture sector.
1 MAHENDRAN, S.A., et.al. (2017) Randomized positive control trial of NSAID and antimicrobial treatment for calf fever caused by pneumonia, Veterinary Record 10.1136/vr.104057