IMMUNISATION FOR CATTLE

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by anbadmin | May 12, 2015 | Blog | 0 comments

Initial vaccination must be done according to management and breeding programs on a specific farm. The following schedule can be changed to fit specific farm needs.

Time of administrationEssential vaccinesDose and route
6 – 8 weeks before the breeding seasonRift Valley fever (inactivated)2 mℓ subcutaneously
6 – 8 weeks before the breeding seasonRVF (live vaccine) OR Clone 131 mℓ subcutaneously
7 – 14 days of ageParatyphoid (1st inject) (live or inactivated vaccine)5 mℓ subcutaneously (live or inact)
10 mℓ subcutaneously (inact for cows)
7 – 14 days of ageHeartwater blood (endemic areas) (0 – 21 days of age)3 mℓ intraveneously
3 – 8 weeks of ageParatyphoid (2nd inject) (Inactivated vaccine at 3 weeks of age)5 mℓ subcutaneously (live or inact)
10 mℓ subcutaneously (inact for cows)
4 months of ageContagious abortion S19 (heifers at 4 to 8 months)2 mℓ subcutaneously
4 months of age**Gall sickness (3 – 9 months) endemic areas1 mℓ intramuscularly
5 – 6 months of age or at weaningRift Valley fever (inactivated vaccine)2 mℓ subcutaneously
5 – 6 months of age or at weaningClone 131 mℓ subcutaneously
5 – 6 months of age or at weaningRift Valley live1 mℓ subcutaneously
5 – 6 months of age or at weaningBotulism/Blackquarter (2nd inject)5 mℓ subcutaneously
5 – 6 months of age or at weaningBotulism/Gasgangrene (2nd inject)5 mℓ subcutaneously
5 – 6 months of age or at weaningDoublesure2 mℓ subcutaneously
5 – 6 months of age or at weaningLumpy-skin disease2 mℓ subcutaneously
Late winter, Early spring (Aug – Sept)B Phemeral (Dairy cattle)2 mℓ subcutaneously

Yearly or six monthly booster injections can be given. The following table is a practical example that can be changed to fit the local farming conditions.

Time of administrationEssential vaccinesDose and route
Late winter, Early spring (Aug – Sept)B Phemeral (Three-day stiff sickness)2 mℓ subcutaneously
Late winter, Early spring (Aug – Sept)Lumpy skin disease2 mℓ subcutaneously
Late winter, Early spring (Aug – Sept)Rift Valley fever (Inactivated vaccine)2 mℓ subcutaneously
Late winter, Early spring (Aug – Sept)Clone 131 mℓ subcutaneously
Late winter, Early spring (Aug – Sept)Rift Valley (Live)1 mℓ subcutaneously
Autumn or Early winter (April – June)Blackquarter/Botulism5 mℓ subcutaneously
Autumn or Early winter (April – June)Gasgangrene5 mℓ subcutaneously
Autumn or Early winter (April – June)Anthrax2 mℓ subcutaneously
Autumn or Early winter (April – June)Botulism – (if combinations were not used)2 mℓ subcutaneously

Source: Onderstepoort Biological Products