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Weaning shots

Post by holm25 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:22 pm

Was just told I can’t give my calves ultra vac or bovishield fold until they have have been weaned for at least three weeks. Anyone else know that or is it not true?

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Re: Weaning shots

Post by Turkeybird » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:41 pm

This may seem foolish, but I give a killed vaccine at branding, then mlv 2-3 weeks post weaning

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Re: Weaning shots

Post by Son of Butch » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:29 am

It depends on when and with what their mothers were vaccinated.

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Re: Weaning shots

Post by Stocker Steve » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:01 am

A few folks do not believe in vaccinating during a stressful period. Is this where you are going?
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Re: Weaning shots

Post by elkwc » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:35 am

We have always gave a 2nd round when we wean. Never an issue. Our calves are already eating and they seem to never miss a beat. Then if we sell 4-6 weeks later we can say they have had 2 rounds of shots. Sometimes it seems to help and other times it don't.

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Re: Weaning shots

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:55 am

elkwc wrote:We have always gave a 2nd round when we wean. Never an issue. Our calves are already eating and they seem to never miss a beat. Then if we sell 4-6 weeks later we can say they have had 2 rounds of shots. Sometimes it seems to help and other times it don't.


We do it this way as well.
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Re: Weaning shots

Post by TCRanch » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:56 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
elkwc wrote:We have always gave a 2nd round when we wean. Never an issue. Our calves are already eating and they seem to never miss a beat. Then if we sell 4-6 weeks later we can say they have had 2 rounds of shots. Sometimes it seems to help and other times it don't.


We do it this way as well.

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Re: Weaning shots

Post by Dave » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:48 am

TCRanch wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
elkwc wrote:We have always gave a 2nd round when we wean. Never an issue. Our calves are already eating and they seem to never miss a beat. Then if we sell 4-6 weeks later we can say they have had 2 rounds of shots. Sometimes it seems to help and other times it don't.


We do it this way as well.

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Re: Weaning shots

Post by holm25 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:58 am

See we were going to give our first round of shots a few days after weaning and then do the second round 2-3 weeks later but was told we would have to wait to do the first round until the calves have been weaned for 3-4 weeks..

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Re: Weaning shots

Post by elkwc » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:37 am

holm25 wrote:See we were going to give our first round of shots a few days after weaning and then do the second round 2-3 weeks later but was told we would have to wait to do the first round until the calves have been weaned for 3-4 weeks..
. Have never heard that. I have talked to a few vets about it and never heard that from them. IMO you will be fine. Did they give you a reason why you should wait? I would ask a vet because my vets have said the way we do it is fine.

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Re: Weaning shots

Post by Ky hills » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:21 am

We either work calves prior to weaning, with a Blackleg vaccine like Covexin 8 and Vira Shield 6 +VL5 or at weaning time. Then a few weeks later give a MLV vaccine after they are over the stress of weaning.

I used to not use MLV but since we have been selling in a CPH sale a MLV is required for the second round.

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Re: Weaning shots

Post by Stocker Steve » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:58 pm

The vaccination studies I have seen compare different vaccines, but they do not have an unvaccinated control. There is a theory out there that great stock men get the calves settled in w/o any chute work, and then vaccinate later when they are not under a lot of stress.

I know - - this is not what the drug companies tell us.
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Re: Weaning shots

Post by Dempster » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:10 pm

Your calves would be better off health wise if you gave the bovi-shield a couple weeks before weaning. It would be good if they had already developed some immunity when you started to wean. They are not going to respond as well to the vaccine when they are going through weaning stress at the same time.

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Re: Weaning shots

Post by Son of Butch » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:20 pm

Bovi-Shield Gold is not to be given to calves nursing pregnant cows, unless the cows have been previously vaccinated
with Bovi-Shield Gold in the manner described on the label.

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Re: Weaning shots

Post by T & B farms » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:09 pm

I was going to work my weaning calves tomorrow. They are bawling like crazy and all worked up. I was going to give virasheild, blackleg, cydectin worm, implant steers, and give the potential replacement heifers first round of anaplas vaccine. Would I be dumb to do this why they are under this stress? As expensive as the anaplas vaccine is, sure don’t want to waste it

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