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Numerous trials have shown that hutched calves when treated with an antibiotic significantly reduces BRD sickness and mortality. However, as pressure mounts from consumer groups to reduce the use of antibiotics in food animals due to antimicrobial resistance concerns, it becomes increasingly important to understand how metaphylaxis works, and how changes in the practice might affect results.

Please join John Champagne, DVM, Technical Services with Merck Animal Health, in this important webinar entitled “Considerations for the Use of Antimicrobial Metaphylaxis for BRD in Dairy Calves.” In this webinar, Dr. Champagne will discuss the importance of controlling BRD in calves, how to balance therapeutic needs, including the judicious use of antibiotics, with proper animal care while also aligning with consumer demands.

The American Association of Veterinary State Boards granted one Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) credit for this DCHA webinar. Thus, veterinarians may earn one CE if they attend.