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- Newcomer BW, Givens D. Diagnosis and Control of Viral Diseases of Reproductive Importance Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis and Bovine Viral Diarrhea. Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract. 2016;32(2):425-441.
- Walz PH, Givens MD, Rodning SP, et al. Evaluation of reproductive protection against bovine viral diarrhea virus and bovine herpesvirus-1 afforded by annual revaccination with modified-live viral or combination modified-live/killed viral vaccines after primary vaccination with modified-live viral vaccine. Vaccine. 2017;35(7):1046-1054.
Do Your Cattle Vaccines Protect the Fetus or Neglect it?
Reproductive loss in U.S. beef herds costs cattle producers approximately $500 million per year.1 But not all vaccines for infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) and bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) protect against the reproductive forms of these diseases. In the event of infectious disease exposure, use of vaccines that don’t protect the fetus can leave the door open to economic losses from low pregnancy rates, abortions, calf deaths and more.
Fetal Protection Matters
Protecting the health of the unborn calf is important to the vitality of the calf and the future productivity and profitability of your operation. How do you know if vaccines offer fetal protection (FP)?
Examine the labels for:
- "FP" in the product name, designating the vaccine provides fetal protection
- A specific statement that the vaccine is effective against IBR abortion
- A specific statement that the vaccine is effective against BVD Types 1 and 2 persistently infected (PI) calves
- A specific statement that the vaccine is effective against BVD fetal infection
- A Fetal Protection Guarantee*
Get The Highest Level of Protection Available
The FP vaccines from Zoetis offer the highest levels of protection available for both respiratory and reproductive disease challenges. Neither Vira Shield® nor Triangle® provide reproductive protection against IBR abortion, BVD fetal infection or BVD PI.
NEW STUDY REVEALS ANOTHER FETAL PROTECTION immunization series OPTION
Vaccinating cattle before breeding with modified-live virus (MLV) vaccines that offer fetal protection against IBR abortion and BVD PI calves is the most effective way to protect the cow and unborn calf.2 But if you can’t maintain a pregnant cow MLV vaccination program, groundbreaking research demonstrates there's an effective alternative.
Heifers that received two pre-breeding doses of BOVI-SHIELD GOLD FP® 5 followed by either annual revaccination with the same MLV vaccine or transitioned to CATTLEMASTER GOLD FP® 5, a combination inactivated BVD vaccine containing a temperature-sensitive IBR component, received similarly high levels of protection in preventing fetal infection and loss due to exposure to Types 1a, 1b and 2 BVD virus or bovine herpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1), the cause of IBR abortions.3
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