Bovine Respiratory disease (BRD) in Dairy calves in Sudan
An application of BRD scoring system
The book is a summary of an investigation of BRD in Khartoum State.
The used simplified BRD scoring system, assessed 6 clinical signs with specific points.
A total score of 5 or higher classified the calf as a BRD case.
Among 450 dairy calves investigated, 40 calves (8.9%) were positive for the scoring system.
Out of the 40 dairy calves positive for BRD, 24 (60%) were male calves.
Out of the 40 dairy calves positive for BRD, 25 (62.5%) were 1 month old, 5(12.5%) were 1.5 month old, 4 (10.0%) were 2 months old, 2 (5.0%) were 2.5 months old and 4 (10.0%) were 3 months old.
Out of the 40 dairy calves positive for BRD, 40 (100%) appeared nasal discharges, 31 (77.5%) eye discharges, 33 (82.5%) coughing, 25 (62.5%) difficult breathing, 13 (32.5%) fever and 29 (72.5%) ear drop or head tilt.
The author Dr.
Abubaker Elayis was graduated from College of Veterinary Sciences in 1998.
He is now working at the department of Internal Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bahri, Sudan.
- Abubaker Elayis