Thoughts from Dr. Woolums
I was reviewing a file in vaccinating calves. I found Dr. Woolums' talk at the 2013 NY Calf Congress, "Calf Immunity: Expectations and Reality."
Dr. Woolums is an internationally recognized authority on bovine immunity. She had these thoughts:
1. When vaccinating calves, plan to boost once or twice before disease is expected to occur.
2, When vaccinating calves under 6 months of age, try to give a least 2 doses one month apart.
3. Try to administer vaccines so that the final boost is given one month before expected disease.
4. Reliability of response [to vaccines] is inversely correlated with age.
5. Consult with your veterinarian regarding vaccine choice and timing.
All good ideas.