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Discussion in 'Cattle' started by swollen tongue, Apr 5, 2006.
what are the basic vaccinations and types given for beef calves up to adults?
One type two injections to start and then annually. Any 8 way vacine will do Tasvax8 covexin, Coopavax.... um there are more but basically protection from bacterial clostridial disease is what you want. You can inject in selenium and Vit E and AD and you'd want to in some parts (ask your vet if you need to) but those are suppliments not vacinations.
thanks for the reply and info. Would these include some kind of respiratory Vac. too?
The ones our vet gives to calves are blackleg 7 way and lepto 5 way. These were young heifers.
You can optionally give others as well, Brucellosis(Bang's), TB, pinkeye, etc. Those kind of depend on your plans for the animals as well as what type of exposure your herd may have to these other conditions.
Triangle 9 is what we use, if given at too young of an age it will not work (found that out with our Jerseys, they were given shots at too young of an age, didn't help them with pneumonia). Triangle 9 does help with respritory. There are many vaccinations out there, another vaccination we do is rabies, might not be an issue in your area, but it isn't a disease to mess with if you have coons, fox, etc in your area.
I didn't know cows could get rabies?
I think there's another for BVD isn't there? Any warm blooded animal can get rabies, critters like lizards and snakes don't because their body temp drops too low for rabies to survive (so I'm told) .
Does all these shots work with beef cattle?? Still learning.. Sorry for silly qustion.
Here in Western Washington the only immunization required is Bang's, and only for animals that will be leaving the premises. My Highland never seem to be fazed by anything, so only the cow and the heifer have their Bang's, the steers don't live long enough for it to be an issue. Of course if you will have lots of cattle coming and going or have a feedlot situation, than they will need more immunizations.
Even vets forget that cattle get rabies, its one of the major causes for vets getting rabies treatments.
Rabies transmission requires two elements: one is a high body temperature, so reptiles, amphibians and possums don't get or transmit the disease. Secondly, the host needs to live long enough to spread the infection. Small rodents die of it before they can pass it on, so no danger from rats, squirrels, mice, etc. Now, if you have plague in your area (and you do!) than you have to watch out for the little guys.