Medical or Nutritional

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Medical or Nutritional

One of the most important traits of a good feedlot manager is the ability to assign blame. That is the reason they often employ consulting vets and nutritionists. It keeps them from having to fire regular employees.

Unfortunately it also pits the vets against the nutritionist in their everlasting battle to decide whether a problem is "nutritional" or "medical".

The feedlot manager sat across the desk from his nutritionist of the month and his Vet de Jour. He spoke, "I've been looking at our death loss records and we've had a lot of bloats this month."

"Obviously nutritional," interjected the vet who sat back relieved.

 

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