These are general guidelines only. Please consult with Dr. Massie, Dr. O’Brien or Dr. Hausler to determine your herd’s specific needs.

  • Pre-Breeding Cows and Heifers
  • -Assure legible ID
    -Booster IBR, PI3, BVD, BRSV, preferably MLV (Bovishield ) if not already done
    -Booster against Clostridial diseases (Vision 7, Covexin 8, etc)
    -Deworm heifers and plan to breed heifers 3-4 weeks prior to cows
    -Fall calving herds can treat for lice prior to breeding
  • Bulls
  • – Vaccinate as for the cows
    -Breeding Soundness Exam 30-60 days prior to expected use to allow time for replacement if necessary
  • Pre-calving Cows
  • -Check Body Condition Score (5.5 to 6 is ideal)
    -Booster IBR, PI3, BVD, BRSV and Lepto (Cattlemaster 4 + L5) (if not done pre-breeding)
    -Booster against Clostridial diseases (Vision 7) (if not done Pre-breeding)
    -Vaccinate for Rota, Corona, and E. Coli (Scourguard 3 K/C), if needed
    – Selenium management injectable (10cc MU-SE) or via mineral mix
    -Deworm first calf heifers +/- herd
    -Fall calving herds can treat for grubs
  • 1 – 2 Day Old Calves
  • -Assure legible ID
    -Assure adequate colostrums intake (4 liters in the first 24 hours)
    -Dip navel in dilute iodine, if born in a unclean environment
    -Inject with 2 ml vitamin E/ selenium (BO-SE)
  • 2 – 4 Month Old Calves
  • -Vaccinate for IBR, PI3, BVD, BRSV (Bovishield Gold 5 or Cattlemaster 4)
    -Vaccinate for Clostridial disease (Vision 7 or Covexin 8) +/- Pasturellla (One Shot Ultra 7)
    -Castrate, dehorn, etc., as needed
    -Spring calves should be dewormed and fly control measures should be implemented
  • Weaning Time
  • -Booster calves for IBR, PI3, BVD, BRSV, preferably MLV (Bovishield Gold 5)
    -Booster calves for Clostridial diseases (Vision 7 or Covexin 8)
    -Vaccinate calves for Pasturella, if desired and not already done (One Shot or One Shot Ultra 7)
    -Vaccinate heifers for Brucellosis, if desired
    -Deworm calves (Dectomax or equivalent)

*Vision 20/20 may be used to control Pinkeye in lieu of Vision 7