Cow herd vaccination programs, including calf vaccination, are an important component of a complete herd health management program because vaccination can reduce the incidence of disease in the herd. Vaccines contain antigens of disease-causing agents, and are used to stimulate cattle’s immune systems and create an immune response before significant natural exposure to disease-causing agents. It is important to understand that vaccination does not equal immunization. Many factors influence the immune response to vaccinations, including stress, vitamin and mineral balance, nutrition, and overall health of the animal being vaccinated. Proper timing, proper vaccines for the time of year and geographic area, route of administration, and dosage are all part of an effective vaccine program. The veterinarians at Veterinary Services design and administer individual herd vaccination protocols based upon the specific needs of your cattle.
We make on-farm calls and we have the capacity to examine and treat your cattle at our veterinary hospital.
Please call us today to find out more about our heard health services or with any questions or concerns regarding your cattle, or to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.