Most vac­cines need time in the cow’s sys­tem

Irish Examiner - Farming - - BEEF SECTOR -

If you had calf health is­sues last spring, ask your vet about the best way of min­imis­ing the oc­cur­rence of these prob­lems again.

What should you vac­ci­nate for?

Most vac­cines need time in the cow’s sys­tem be­fore they pro­vide op­ti­mum pro­tec­tion. For in­stance, scour vac­ci­na­tion should be done more than three weeks be­fore calv- ing, but not longer than 12 weeks out.

Don’t for­get good hy­giene prac­tices in your hous­ing as a means of re­duc­ing the spread of dis­ease. Re­mem­ber each box you tick now is one less thing to worry about later.

Look back at your calf health records, and seek out ef­fec­tive so­lu­tions to past prob­lems.

Look back at your calf health records, and seek out ef­fec­tive so­lu­tions to past prob­lems.

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