11-03-2014 03:31 AM | Australia

Respiratory disease causing export cattle deaths

Researchers from Western Australia's Murdoch University have found respiratory disease to be a leading cause of cattle deaths on long-haul boat voyages.

A study of 215 cattle, which died on live export ships between 2010 and 2012, showed almost 60 per cent of mortalities were caused by Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD).
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