Team Up Against Bovine Respiratory Disease
Veterinarians can offer comprehensive vaccination programs for turnout
A comprehensive spring vaccination program can help beef producers address risks and help prevent the damaging effects of bovine respiratory disease (BRD), stimulate the immune system and help provide duration of immunity, says J.P. Pollreisz, DVM, Cattle and Equine Technical Services, Zoetis.
“For producers considering a branding and turnout vaccination program, veterinarian collaboration is essential,” Dr. Pollreisz says. “Veterinarians are familiar with their client’s operation, know the challenges that are inherent to the area or that particular herd, and they will ultimately be the producer’s strongest resource for determining vaccination needs.”
To help protect calves from the pathogens that can lead to BRD, producers can gain comprehensive disease prevention with INFORCE™ 3, ONE SHOT®and BOVI-SHIELD GOLD® BVD.
“It’s important for producers to be concerned about both viral and bacterial pathogens because they work in synergy to ultimately develop into BRD,” Dr. Pollreisz says. “INFORCE 3, ONE SHOT and BOVI-SHIELD GOLD BVD will help protect calves from the major pathogens.”
To learn more about the importance of proper respiratory disease prevention, watch the video or contact your veterinarian or Zoetis representative.
Zoetis (zō-EH-tis) is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting customers and businesses focused on raising and caring for livestock and companion animals. Building on a 60-year history as the animal health business of Pfizer Inc., Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. The company generated annual revenues of $4.3 billion in 2012. It has more than 9,300 employees worldwide and a local presence in approximately 70 countries, including 29 manufacturing facilities in 11 countries. Its products serve veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for livestock and companion animals in 120 countries. For more information, visit www.zoetisUS.com.
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