Receiving new cattle

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Re: Receiving new cattle

Postby RanchMan90 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:41 am

Stocker Steve wrote:
RanchMan90 wrote:Draxxin, covexin 8, virashield 6, inforce 3, multimin 90, cydectin injectable. This heat will sure bring out a lunger hence the draxxin and inforce.


What do you gain with both virashield and inforce?

Quicker respiratory coverage with the nasal vaccine. Longer coverage with the injectable.
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Re: Receiving new cattle

Postby TLM1988 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:27 am

Thanks again for the replies!! It's a little overwhelming to a beginner
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Re: Receiving new cattle

Postby RanchMan90 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:51 am

TLM1988 wrote:Thanks again for the replies!! It's a little overwhelming to a beginner

You're welcome. I wouldn't hesitate to consult with a local vet as well. Taking temp on incoming calves has been a valuable troubleshooting tool for me too. What area are you from?
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Re: Receiving new cattle

Postby okiek » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:21 am

I buy stockers every year. In another thread I discussed that in the past I gave Micotil immediately as a precaution, but have gotten away from it due to the dangers to the handler. As was said, Draxxin is expensive. Here is my current protocol:

Virashield 6
Covexin 8
Pour on wormer
Pour on fly control
Ralgro G

Quarantine for 2 weeks then back through the chute for round 2 of the vaccines above. I check temps (Based on advice from this board) at that time and anything with any fever get a hit of Draxxin. I've considered adding Inforce 3 to my first round protocol. The purpose in that would be immediate protection from BVD. Good luck!
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Re: Receiving new cattle

Postby Dave » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:55 pm

I used UltraBac 8, Enforce 3, One Shot, inject Imovec, and LA200. Boost in 4 weeks with the Ultrabac 8 and Bovasheild Gold. I keep the Draxxin handy. I knife cut any bulls at the time of booster shots. I don't know anyone who has had a problem with tetanus but Redwater is an issue. Thus the Ultrabac 8. Some things in any vaccination program will be regional.

I have a friend who runs 1,000 stockers he gives them the above and they all get a Draxxin on arival plus he uses a dredge wormer.
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Re: Receiving new cattle

Postby MRRherefords » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:40 pm

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TLM1988 wrote:What's everybody hit there calves with that they buy at a sale barn. Just for the peace of mind aspect. 350-400 wt. weaned steers is what I bought this round. Had the guy hauling for me worm and castrate and he hit em with la200. They are doing great but I don't know and he didn't know if they had any other kind of vaccinations prior to weaning or when they pulled em off mom. Risky business?? Seems that way to me and when I go to buy my next set I want to be better prepared

Thanks!!!!!

They can pick up shipping fever "Pneumonia"at the stockyards, and LA 200 just teases it..keep a close eye on em and if you notice one off, best pull and quarantine it...don't turn them out where you can't get em up easily..

Great advise here. Many years ago, my grandfather bought several steers and did not pull them off at first signs of sickness. They had shipping fever and spread it to some others. He lost three steers and a mom cow as a result. Tough lesson he learned. We always separate ours off for a week or two after buying them, especially from a sale barn.
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Re: Receiving new cattle

Postby ALACOWMAN » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:01 pm

Never seen anybody get in,and out of the cattle business..as a man here did several years ago.. Stocked he's place with every sale barn cull in a 50 mile radius..they all got it..the first few he lost he blamed on lightnin .I pasture roped and doctored some for him..one was leaning against the barn hanging on,and I bopped her just standing. to weak to even fight,or move..it's a booger to get under control...traders are the worst to carry..
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Re: Receiving new cattle

Postby TLM1988 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:56 pm

RanchMan90 wrote:
TLM1988 wrote:Thanks again for the replies!! It's a little overwhelming to a beginner

You're welcome. I wouldn't hesitate to consult with a local vet as well. Taking temp on incoming calves has been a valuable troubleshooting tool for me too. What area are you from?

Western Kentucky
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Re: Receiving new cattle

Postby jehosofat » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:00 pm

TLM1988 wrote:
RanchMan90 wrote:
TLM1988 wrote:Thanks again for the replies!! It's a little overwhelming to a beginner

You're welcome. I wouldn't hesitate to consult with a local vet as well. Taking temp on incoming calves has been a valuable troubleshooting tool for me too. What area are you from?

Western Kentucky


Paducah area, or back toward Cadiz?
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Re: Receiving new cattle

Postby Son of Butch » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:05 pm

jehosofat wrote:
TLM1988 wrote:
RanchMan90 wrote:You're welcome. What area are you from?

Western Kentucky


Paducah area, or back toward Cadiz?

What is the difference between the two?
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Re: Receiving new cattle

Postby jehosofat » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:10 pm

Son of Butch wrote:
jehosofat wrote:
TLM1988 wrote:Western Kentucky


Paducah area, or back toward Cadiz?

What is the difference between the two?


60 miles
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Re: Receiving new cattle

Postby TLM1988 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:10 am

jehosofat wrote:
TLM1988 wrote:
RanchMan90 wrote:You're welcome. I wouldn't hesitate to consult with a local vet as well. Taking temp on incoming calves has been a valuable troubleshooting tool for me too. What area are you from?

Western Kentucky


Paducah area, or back toward Cadiz?


South of Mayfield
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Re: Receiving new cattle

Postby rockroadseminole » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:25 pm

I'm a believer in the mod-live vaccine over the killed. Important to make sure it's not too hot when you give it to them though or you're throwing your money away. Beat the rooster up and you'll be fine.

Pyramid 5 + presponse sq
Ultrabac 7
Injectable dewormer (cydectin or dectomax)
Pinkeye Vaccine
Python Magnium Fly tag (we swap tags every year to keep the flies on their toes. Always take them out in the fall, so not to make your flies supervillians)

After this, we keep a bottle of Draxxin and a dart gun close by for about 45 days. Seems like any sickness will show up at 4 weeks.
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Re: Receiving new cattle

Postby TLM1988 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:58 am

What's a good implant for calves on pasture? I'm supplementing feed also so they don't burn all my grass up.
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Re: Receiving new cattle

Postby TLM1988 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:34 pm

Dave wrote:I used UltraBac 8, Enforce 3, One Shot, inject Imovec, and LA200. Boost in 4 weeks with the Ultrabac 8 and Bovasheild Gold. I keep the Draxxin handy. I knife cut any bulls at the time of booster shots. I don't know anyone who has had a problem with tetanus but Redwater is an issue. Thus the Ultrabac 8. Some things in any vaccination program will be regional.

I have a friend who runs 1,000 stockers he gives them the above and they all get a
Draxxin on arival plus he uses a dredge wormer.

I contacted my local vet about getting Enough syringes of draxxin made up for when I brought calves In. He didn't approve of the method for some reason. In my eyes I can see the benefits of it and the peace of mind involved. Or maybe he just wanted me to buy a whole bottle?!! I'm running small right now so can't justify the 250$$
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