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Cattle Vaccination Protocols
****WHEN YOU BEGIN YOUR HERDWORK, REMEMBER THAT FOR ANY ANIMALS RECEIVING THEIR VACCINES FOR THE FIRST TIME, you will need to booster all vaccines in 4 to 6 weeks, Adults and calves will need this done.
CATTLE AND CALVES SHOULD ALL HAVE:
ADULT ANIMALS (all):
PREGNANT COWS (add):
ALL BULL CALVES & CASTRATED CALVES:
*You can buy multi-dose syringe guns (for larger herds) or you can buy boxes of needles and syringes for fairly cheap at Fleet Farm.
*VACCINES CAN BE GIVEN IN THE SIDE OF THE NECK WHERE IT INDENTS IN FRONT OF THE SHOULDER TOWARDS THE JAW. IT RUINS LESS MEAT IF YOU USE OR SELL YOUR CATTLE FOR BUTCHERING.
*READ THE LABELS ON ALL MEDS AND VACCINES.
*Some vaccinations are given intramuscularly (IM = in the muscle) and some are subcutaneously (SQ = under the skin). NEVER GIVE VACCINATIONS IN THE VEIN.
***IT IS WISE TO HAVE A VETERINARIAN DO THE FIRST HERDWORK WITH YOU SO THAT YOU CAN LEARN THE PROCESS. IT IS FAIRLY STRAIGHTFORWARD BUT CAN SEEM DIFFICULT THE FIRST FEW TIMES. YOU WILL NEED HELP WITH HERDING THE CATTLE INTO THE HEADGATE, RUNNING THE HEADGATE, AND HANDLING THE CALVES . At least 3 helpers will make life easier. DO NOT YELL at the cattle. QUIET HANDLING will help keep them from being wild.
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