McMahon & Gallagher Veterinary  Services Beaudesert

Vaccination Recommendations

Cattle vaccination recommendations will change depending on location and climate of the herd.  For those within the Scenic Rim area, the following vaccinations are suggested.  However, a discussion with Dr Paul or Dr Ian about the needs of your herd is recommended to obtain the best coverage against disease.

Ultravac 5 in 1 Vaccination:

Covers Clostridial diseases  - pulpy kidney, black disease, tetanus, blackleg and malignant oedema.

Calves (up to 2 years of age)

First vaccination @ 6-8 weeks of age (Preferably before branding)

Second vaccination - 6 weeks after initial vaccination (so ideally @ 12-14 weeks of age).

Any calf under the age of 2 years should get an initial vaccination and a follow up booster 6 weeks later.

Annually from then on.

Ultravac 7 in 1 Vaccination (for Maiden heifers and pregnant cows)

Covers Clostridial diseases mentioned above but also covers Leptospira harjo and Leptospira Pomona

Maiden heifers: 

Initial vaccination at leave 6-8 weeks prior to mating

Second booster - at least 2-4 weeks prior to mating

Annual vaccination - mid to late pregnancy annually


Annually at mid to late pregnancy stage.

Other Vaccinations to Consider:

Bovine Ephemeral Fever (BEF) or 3-day vaccination

Tri-germ blood vaccination against Tick Fever

Vibrio Vac (for Bulls)

Botulinium vaccination (seek veterinary advice on whether this is relevant for your herd)