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Issue of the Week (June 10-15): Fly Season

Fly Season What’s the issue? Flies transmit disease and bacteria quickly through a herd. What’s the impact? Flies are the main transmitter of Pinkeye amongst cattle. Pinkeye can be painful and spread rapidly amongst your herd Flies also spread other … 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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Prevent Pinkeye in Your Herd This Season!

Although cattle can suffer from pinkeye during anytime of the year, vaccinating cattle 30 days prior to fly season is key to preventing pinkeye in your herd. Dr. Ernsberger, Professional Services Veterinarian and Tom Klas, Sales Manager talk about pinkeye … Continue reading

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Q: I think I have a good vaccination program for protection from BVD but what should I be doing to monitor and prevent introducing a BVD-PI into my herd?

A: A solid vaccine program is significant for protection against BVD.  An immunized animal has a better chance of not forming a PI than a non-vaccinated animal.  An idea for a surveillance program would be: Step 1: Survey presence of BVD … 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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