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Dairy Herd Vaccination Program-Modified Live Virus:

While some vaccination recommendations are very basic and considered beneficial to any cattle herd, each herd is unique in regards to disease risk and history of common problems on the farm. A specific vaccination protocol should be tailored to your cattle in an effort to maximize immunity against relevant diseases and minimize expense and animal stress associated with unnecessary vaccines. Below is an example protocol that may serve as a framework for developing a program specific to your herd.

Replacement Heifers:
At Birth:
  • 4 Quarts of high quality colostrum – 2 within first hour of life, total of 4 within first 12 hours of life.
  • Vaccinate with Inforce 3 (intranasal IBR/PI3/BRSV) and Alpha 7 or UltraChoice 8 (Clostridial)).
6 weeks:
  • BoviShield Gold FP5 L5 HB (IBR/BVD/PI3/BRSV/Lepto)
  • UltraChoice 8
8 weeks: Wean

10 weeks:
  • Spirovac L5
  • UltraChoice 8
  • Inforce 3 (intranasal IBR/PI3/BRSV)
6 months:
  • BoviShield Gold FP5 L5 HB
  • UltraChoice 8
  • Pinkeye Shield XT4
  • OneShot
  • Deworm/Delice
7 months:
  • BoviShield Gold FP5 L5 HB
  • UltraChoice 8
  • Brucellosis OCV
4 weeks Pre-breeding:
  • BoviShield Gold FP5 L5 HB
  • UltraChoice 8
  • Deworm/Delice
8 weeks Pre-calving:
  • E. coli J5
  • ScourBos 9
  • UltraChoice 8
4 weeks Pre-calving:
  • E. coli J5
  • ScourBos 4
Lactating Cows:
2-4 weeks post freshening:
  • BoviShield Gold FP5 L5 HB
  • E. coli J5
At pregnancy diagnosis:
  • Spirovac L5 (optional)
Dry Cows:
Far Off (60 days pre-calving or at dry off):
  • E. coli J5
  • ScourBos 9
  • UltraChoice 8
Close Up (30 days pre-calving):
  •  E. coli J5
Bulls:
Annually:
  • BoviShield Gold FP5 L5 HB
  • UltraChoice 8
All Cows/Bulls:
  • Administer Pinkeye Shield XT4  annually prior to onset of fly season.
  • Deworm at least twice per year, once 6 weeks prior to green up in spring and once after hard frost in fall.
  • Use aggressive fly control to prevent pinkeye and to minimize production losses and disease transmission by biting flies.

CCVS can help you implement a vaccination program that best fits your dairy herd.


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