When calves are weaned, they should be vaccinated again. This increases their immunity and prevents the likelihood of disease transmission as calves are grouped together. Calf Weaners help reduce the stress of weaning by allowing calves to remain with cows for 4-10 days before separation.
• Respiratory - IBR, BVD, PI3, BRSV and Pasteurella (Mannheimia haemolytica).
• Blackleg (7-way or 8-way Clostridial) or Blackleg/Somnus or Blackleg/Pinkeye.
• Inforce-3 - Since BRSV can be a significant problem at weaning, use of Inforce-3 intranasally can provide significant additional protection.
Stress and the changes that occur in the calf’s immune system as they adjust to new environments are nearly always part of a respiratory disease outbreak. Taking the time to vaccinate prior to these challenges will provide the greatest protection for calves.
As always, if you have questions about the health of your herd, we will do our best to help you find answers that make sense.
Arnold Nagely, DVM • Ray Shultz, DVM