Friday, January 16, 2015

Vaccinating in Cold Weather

This is the subject of the January 2015 issue of the monthly calf rearing newsletter from Sam Leadley. 

The key points:

·         Vaccinating calves during winter weather is an effective risk management tool to suppress the treatment rate for respiratory illness.

·         Vaccines need special handling when used in sub-freezing weather in order not to compromise effectiveness.

·         Build some flexibility into your vaccination schedule – under extreme weather conditions it may be cost effective to reschedule administration.

·         With weather-stress added to other stressors be careful to manage stress carefully.

·         Vaccinate only healthy calves – have a protocol for rescheduling vaccinations for sick calves.

Click HERE to go to the January newsletter.


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