Precalving Vaccination Programs for Cows

Precalving Vaccination Programs for Cows

Heather Smith Thomas

Angus Beef Bulletin

The best protection against disease in newborn calves is making sure they get an adequate amount of good-quality colostrum, containing antibodies against most of the pathogens they may encounter, soon after birth. If the dam has a chance to build a high level of antibodies before calving, she passes this temporary immunity to her calf via colostrum.

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