Management of Feedyard Hospitals

Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract. 2015 Nov;31(3):455-63, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.cvfa.2015.05.006. Epub 2015 Jul 22.


There are many considerations when managing feedyard hospitals. The type of hospital system must fit the facility design, the type of cattle fed at the feedyard, the crew that is employed by the feedyard, and the protocol established by the veterinarian. Ensuring the animals are well-cared for and have their basic needs met should be the priority of the feedyard personnel and the veterinarian maintaining the veterinarian-client-patient relationship with the feedyard.

Keywords: Cattle; Feedyard; Hospital; Husbandry.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Behavior, Animal*
  • Cattle
  • Cattle Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Efficiency, Organizational
  • Feeding Behavior*
  • Hospitals, Animal / organization & administration*
  • Humans