Proper vaccine protocols are very important to ensure both healthy cattle and optimum production. In too many dairies we see inappropriate dosage, route of administration and timing of shots. It is best for the veterinarian and the herd manager to sit down together to write the protocols to make sure the vaccines are given at the right time on the dairies.
Because every dairy is different, there is no one perfect vaccine protocol for every farm. Vaccine protocols should be reviewed every year. New vaccines hit the market annually, and recommendations on timing and route of administration can change from year to year. Since Country Hills Animal Health works with many dairies, we can see different disease threats in the area.