Beef - Fall Feeder Calf Sale – 2012 Preconditioning Protocol
Maine Beef Producers Association Fall Feeder Calf Sale will be Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Dick Brown’s Facility in Richmond, Maine. For more information contact Pete Dusoe, Feeder Calf Sale Manager at 207-948-3233 or email@example.com.
New This Fall: There are now two strains of Pasteurella (Mannheimia) that have negatively impacted Maine cattle health: thus, MBPA has changed its protocol to require that protection from both strains (Pasteurella Multocida and Mannheimia Haemolytica) be supplied with initial and booster vaccinations. To adhere to label recommendations, a booster of 7-way Clostridial vaccine will also be required.
- Weaning to sale date must be a minimum of 35 days. November 3rd sale, wean by September 30th; A series of two modified live (MLV) respiratory complex (5-way consisting of IBR, PI3, BVD l & ll, BRSV) vaccinations given 21-28 days apart, with the second dose no later than October 20th (14 days prior to sale).
- ***Two Pasteurella vaccinations which include both pasteurella strains. See Above! Treatment of internal and external parasites.
- Dehorning and castration must be healed.
- Fall: Clostridial (7-way) plus booster.
The products listed below are suggestions developed by the Maine Beef Producers Association. There may be others that provide coverage of the diseases listed above. To meet all conforming guidelines, make sure that protocol details listed above are met with whatever vaccines are used. If you have any questions at all about whether the products you use meet the protocol, please contact Pete Dusoe, Feeder Calf Sale Manager, 948-3233 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Modified Live (MLV) 5-way(IBR, PI3, BVD I & II, BRSV)Plus both Pasteurella strains*Booster Needed||**See notes below||Vista Once SQ||Express 5-PHM|
|7-way clostridial (Cl. Chauyoei,Septicum, novyi, sordelli,Perfringens type C & D)||Ultra Choice 7 or 8||Vision 7|
Yearlings that received protocol as calves need boosters. Yearlings not receiving protocol as calves need to follow the time schedule and receive both initial and booster vaccinations.
Cattle not meeting preconditioning protocol will be separated and sold as non-conforming cattle.
Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) recommends using subcutaneous (SC) products when possible, 16 – 18 gauge needles, ½ – ¾ inch for SQ, 1 – 1 ½ inch for IM.
Vaccines work best with reduced stress including weaning, nutrition and handling.
For those wishing to use Agri-Labs products, Titanium 5 will cover the MLV 5-way, PHM Bac-1 for Pasteurella (see below), and Cobalt 7 will cover the 7-way clostridial.
**If other vaccines have already been purchased (for instance Pfizer’s Bovi-Shield Gold) one of the following must also be provided (2 doses); Ft. Dodge’s Presponse HM (NOT SQ!), Boehringer Ingelheim’s Pulmo-Guard PHM-1 or Agri-Labs PHM Bac-1. Pfizer’s One-Shot does NOT protect against Pasteurella Multocida, therefore is not recommended.
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