Ruminating with RealAg, Ep. 10 — Sub-Cutaneous, Modified-Live and Over-Whelming: Developing a Vaccination Protocol

VAHS's 2015 Vaccination Protocol Recommendation

An example of a vaccination protocol, from Veterinary Agri-Health Service’s 2015 recommendations

There’s no doubt that having a vaccination protocol on hand could save booster misses, bring all farm employees to the same page and improve overall confidence in our herd health programs. But, developing that protocol can be more than a little overwhelming.

At the 2015 UCVM Beef Cattle Conference, I (finally!) tracked down Cody Creelman, veterinarian and social media guru, to talk about everything from vaccination jargon to proper timing and location. The conversation ended up being quite lengthy, but I’ve cut little of it out, as it’s all incredibly important. Instead of listening at your computer, I highly recommend downloading the mp3, or listening on your mobile device as you’re making those rounds in the tractor. And here’s hoping that it inspires you to develop your own protocol, if you haven’t already.


Find it here. Or, as Debra suggests, download it using one of the options below.

Check out all of our coverage of the 2015 UCVM Beef Cattle Conference

 

Debra Murphy

Debra Murphy is a Field Editor based out of central Alberta, where she never misses a moment to capture with her camera the real beauty of agriculture. Follow her on Twitter @RealAg_Debra

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