McMahon & Gallagher Veterinary Services Beaudesert
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.
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.
Covers Clostridial diseases mentioned above but also covers Leptospira harjo and Leptospira Pomona.
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.
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)