Figure 1.
Figure 1.

Survival analysis of 8 replicates comparing time to first treatment (±SEM) among cattle treated with conventional management (CONV; grey dashed line; received metaphylaxis and visual observation for bovine respiratory disease) and cattle managed using a remote early disease identification (REDI; based on White et al. [2015]) system (black line; no metaphylaxis; bovine respiratory disease treatment decisions based on the REDI system). Cattle assigned to REDI were treated sooner (P < 0.01) than CONV cattle during the feeding phase. DOF = days on feed after arrival.

 


Figure 2.
Figure 2.

Results of generalized linear model identifying significant (P < 0.01) interaction among treatment group and the maximum times treated for bovine respiratory disease (BRD) during the period with ADG over the trial period. Data represent least squares mean (± SE) period ADG comparing cattle treated with conventional management (CONV; grey dashed line; received metaphylaxis and visual observation for BRD) and cattle managed using a remote early disease identification (REDI; based on White et al. [2015]) system (black line; no metaphylaxis; BRD treatment decisions based on the REDI system) based on the maximum number of BRD treatments during the study. Least squares means with unique superscripts differ statistically (P < 0.01).