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Beef Cattle Vaccinations

These vaccine recommendations are considered to be general recommendations for cow-calf herds and beef calves raised for 4-H, FFA, or as part of a hobby farm. All vaccine protocols should be tailored to the needs of your animals and should be made after consulting with a veterinarian. Large scale beef producers should consult with a veterinarian regarding the best vaccine protocols for your production system. The vaccines listed below are those brands currently carried by our clinic; there may be other vaccine products that cover similar diseases. Please contact the clinic if you have questions regarding vaccine recommendations for your farm.

Calf Guard: This is an oral vaccine that helps prevent diarrhea (scours) caused by bovine rotavirus and bovine coronavirus.

Inforce 3: This is an intranasal vaccine that helps to prevent respiratory disease caused by three different viruses (BRSV, IBR, and PI3)

Clostridium C & D: This vaccine helps to prevent overeating/pulpy kidney disease.

Clostridium 7-way: This vaccine helps to prevent disease caused by seven different clostridial bacteria including tetanus, blackleg, and overeating/pulpy kidney disease.

Bovishield Gold One Shot: This vaccine helps to prevent respiratory infections caused by IBR, BVD, BRSV, IP3 and M. haemolytica. It should not be used in pregnant cattle.

Bovishield Gold FP5L5: This vaccine helps to prevent respiratory and reproductive infections caused by IBR, BVD, BRSV,  IP3, and leptospirosis. It should not be used in pregnant cattle.

Safeway: This injectable vaccine helps to prevent respiratory and reproductive infections caused by IBR, BVD, PI3, BRSV, Campylobacter (Vibrio) and leptospirosis. It can be used safely in pregnant cattle.

 

Calves

At birth:

Calf Guard (oral vaccine)

Inforce 3 (intranasal vaccine)

Ultrabac Clostridium C&D

6-8 weeks of age (all):

Inforce 3 (intranasal vaccine)

10-14 weeks of age (all):

Clostridium 7-way (initial dose)

10-14 weeks (steers):

Bovishield Gold One Shot

10-14 weeks (heifers):

Bovishield Gold FP5L5 (initial dose)

14-20 weeks (all):

Clostridium 7-way (booster 4-6 weeks after initial dose)

14-20 weeks (heifers):

Bovishield Gold FP5L5 (booster 4-6 weeks after initial dose)

 

Replacement Heifers

10-12 months:

Bovishield Gold FP5L5 (one dose if previously vaccinated, otherwise booster in 4-6 weeks)

 

Cows

Annually:

Clostridium 7-way

Safeway

Bulls

Annually:

Clostridium 7-way

Safeway

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