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Research Project: Nutritional Intervention and Management Strategies to Reduce Stress and Improve Health and Well-being in Cattle and Swine

Location: Livestock Issues Research

Title: Vaccination management of beef cattle: Delayed vaccination and endotoxin stacking

item RICHESON, JOHN - West Texas A & M University
item HUGHES, HEATHER - Sciwrite Consulting, Llc
item Broadway, Paul
item Carroll, Jeffery - Jeff Carroll

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/15/2019
Publication Date: 10/4/2019
Citation: Richeson, J.T., Hughes, H.D., Broadway, P.R., Carroll, J.A. 2019. Vaccination management of beef cattle: Delayed vaccination and endotoxin stacking. In: Smith, R. A., editor. The Veterinary Clinics of North America. Food Animal Practice. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier. p. 575-592.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Vaccination is a critical component of cattle health management. Effective cattle vaccine programs should consider the timing of vaccination in relation to expected disease challenge, the risk for wild-type exposure of the various bovine pathogens, and unfavorable host factors during vaccination such as immunosuppression. A paradigm in cattle health management exists such that nearly all consulting veterinarians recommend vaccination of stressed, high-risk calves upon feedlot arrival. However, this recommendation fails to consider several factors associated with vaccine efficiency. Further research evaluating vaccination procedures in stressed cattle and potential additive effects of endotoxin from multiple bacterin administration may reveal new evidence-based vaccination guidelines for cattle in the various segments of the beef production system.