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Intranasal Vaccination: Protect your Calves

Intranasal (IN) vaccination of calves for respiratory disease has several advantages. IN vaccines stimulate a stronger local immune response because the modified live microorganisms are delivered directly to the mucosa lining the inner surface of the nose. This mimics a … Continue reading

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Clostridium Perfringenes Type A

What’s the Issue? Clostridium perfringenes type A overgrowth in the abomasum and/or small intestine. Mycotoxicosis (feed sources) in mature cows and inconsistent feeding practices for calves are believed to play a role. What’s the Impact? Results in clinical diseases such … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (July 15-20): Fly Season Brings Pinkeye

Fly Season Brings Pinkeye What’s the issue? When flies are in season, so are Pinkeye infections. What’s the impact? Flies are the main transmitter of Pinkeye in cattle. Pinkeye is painful and spreads rapidly amongst your herd. If the infection … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (May 20-25): Importance of a Good Vaccination Program

Importance of a Good Vaccination Program What’s the issue? Some producers are not using a thorough vaccination program or following labeled directions regarding proper administration of vaccine products. This has the potential to cause issues in your herd in adult cows … Continue reading

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Calf Vaccines and Scouring Aids

There are several products available, to be given directly to the calf, that supply antibodies against bacteria, viruses and toxins. First Defense™ boluses by Immucel, offers protection against E. coli and coronavirus. Calf Guard™ by Pfizer, a modified live vaccine … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Calf Scours Prevention

Prevention of calf scours can be difficult. The absorption of the antibodies from good quality colostrum is the first line of defense and the foundation which other factors depend upon. Sanitation is the other means to prevent scours. Ideally, both … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (Dec. 31 – Jan. 4): Importance of Vaccinating Feedlot Steers

What’s the Issue? Many feedlot producers are unaware of the importance of vaccinating their herd to protect them from life threatening diseases. What’s the Impact? Most feedlot steers do not receive adequate colostrum as newborns and therefore are prone to … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (Dec. 10-14): Pneumonia in Cows

What’s the Issue? Pneumonia in adult cows has been on the rise over the past few months. What’s the Impact? Pneumonia in adult cows can cause a loss in milk production due to the cow not feeling well and going … Continue reading

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Q. What tips can you give for writing vaccination protocols for my operation? We want to keep it very user-friendly.

A.  It’s important to realize with this question that there are not really any “cookbook” vaccine programs.  The best program is the one that gets done consistently and fits your operation.   However, here are a few things to think about when … Continue reading

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