Cattle vaccination and parasite programs

Asked April 5, 2017, 12:32 AM EDT

What are the recommended vaccinations and schedule for yearlings beef steers in the Willamette Valley. What are the recommended parasite controls and schedule for the Willamette Valley for yearling beef steers.

Washington County Oregon beef cattle

1 Response

It depends on what the cattle had as calves. If you don't know, then here is the general protocol:

Respiratory: IBR, PI3, BVD, H. Somnus and BRSV. (Depending upon the product, they may be all contained in one vaccine. Sometimes BVD is left out of yearling steers but if available in a combination then it can be given. Usually vaccinate two times for maximum immunity but use according to the label.

Clostridial: Usually a 7-way vaccine that covers diseases such as enterotoxemia, black leg, M.edema and other clostridial diseases that may occur. Usually vaccinate two times for maximum immunity but use according to the label.

A deworming BEFORE going to pasture is suggested. Subsequent dewormings depend on how long the animals will be kept and also if on short pasture. Shorter grass tends to harbor more parasites. Rotation of animals helps to reduce the parasite infection. A group fecal sample helps to indicate the need for deworming.