volume 36, issue 9, P837-843 2016
DOI: 10.1590/s0100-736x2016000900008
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Abstract: ABSTRACT.-Malafaia P., Granato T.A.L., Costa R.M., Souza V.C., Costa D. This study aimed to describe the diagnosis of health problems and to evaluate the cost of their treatment for cattle raised in feedlots to be slaughtered or to be sold as sires for cow--calf systems. Bovine respiratory disease and digestive disorders were the main problems diagnosed in the feedlot for slaughter; the cost for treatment was high, accounting for 9.7 to 20.9 kg of live weight (LW) or the equivalent of 7 to 15% of total LW gai…

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