​Vaccinating your herd of cattle is imperative to ensure herd health and maintain a productive herd.  Recommended vaccinations may vary in different parts of New Mexico, as well as the timing of vaccinations.

  • Cow / Calf Herd Vaccine Protocol:
    • We recommend vaccinating cows in the Fall during pregnancy testing, so that immunity will peak before the highest stress level of pregnancy to prevent loss of the pregnancy.

      • Trichomoniasis vaccines to be given just before breeding season

    • Cows & Bulls (Fall Schedule):

      • Long acting viral vaccine of IBR (infectious bovine rhinotracheitis) + BVD (bovine viral diarrhea) + PI3 (parainfluenza-3 virus) + BRSV (bovine respiratory syncytial virus).

      • Long acting campylobacter fetus (vibrio) / leptospirosis (lepto) vaccine

      • Dewormer

      • 7-way clostridial booster (optional)

      • Other vaccines as needed depending on location

                    *In the Fall, bred replacement heifers should be vaccinated using the same protocol as mature cows

  • Replacement Heifers (Pre-breeding):
    • Modified-live IBR, BVD, PI3, BRSV to be given initially at 2-3 months with a booster around weaning

    • Vibrio + 5-way leptospirosis given initially at 2-3 months with a booster around weaning

    • Dewormer

    • 7-way clostridial booster (optional)

    • Brucellosis (optional), must be performed by a veterinarian prior to 1 year of age

    • Other vaccines as needed for location

  • Bulls:
    • should be vaccinated with cows on the same vaccination program.
    • Trichomoniasis vaccine is not effective in bulls

  • Calf Vaccination Guidelines:
    • These are the most effective guidelines for the development of immunity, and is specifically formulated for calves that will remain on the ranch 45 days post weaning

      • 2-3 month old calves:

        • Clostridial 7 or 8-way vaccine

        • Parenteral MLV (IBR, BVD, PI3, BRSV) intranasal MLV with or without mannheimia (pasteurella)

      • Weaning calves:

        • It is recommended to let the calves sit overnight before processing to enable a better immune response

        • Booster MLV (IBR, BVD, PI3, BRSV)

        • Mannheimia (pasteurella)

      • Post-Weaning (3-4 weeks):

        • Booster MLV (IBR, BVD, PI3, BRSV)

        • Clostridial 7-way (with or without )

        • Mannheimia (pasteurella) optional

* Cattle Vaccination Schedule is per regulations adapted from New Mexico Extension

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