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TRAC Must Read : Vaccines need a boost, especially for calves

Published in Hoard's Dairyman last Thursday, written by Abby Bauer, Senior Associate Editor

"Vaccination is one tool dairy producers can use to keep calves healthy, helping the animals to meet their full potential for growth and production. While the first dose of a vaccine is important, veterinarian Amelia Woolums explained during the February Hoard’s Dairyman webinar that the booster dose should not be forgotten."

"“Booster vaccines are especially important in calves,” said the veterinarian and professor at Mississippi State University. That’s because the first dose of a vaccine primes the immune system, generating some antibodies, mostly Immunoglobulin M (IgM). She said the booster results in more antibody production, including greater amounts of Immunoglobulin G."

To continue reading and for access to the Hoard's Dairyman webinar featured in February, follow this link...

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