Health support for Angus cattle
Keeping an Angus cattle farm does not only mean cattle feeding, creating of favourable environment and proper facilities setting, but also creating a prevention plan against cattle diseases.
A good management includes all necessary proceedings and facilities for a good activity run. The most important aspect in a farm is a good breeding of the cattle and maintaining their health. Regarding Angus cattle, a healthy animal is the source of beef with valuable nutritional properties, that will contribute to a healthy diet for consumers and thus to their well-being.
Each farmer must maintain a close relation with the veterinarian who takes care of the cattle and develop a strategic program of surveillance, according to the existing legislation and to the veterinarian’s program.
Pay special attention to the calves. The more a vaccination plan is observed, the better chances for a healthy and high-rated up growth. The first 24 hours after calving, when ear tagging and castration must be done, calves need a strict vaccination plan. The 14 -th day of life the first vaccine of the whole series is administrated for immunization purposes, followed by a rappel after 4 weeks, 30 days at least. Then the second vaccine, which will be repeated at 6 months of age together with the rappel (21-30 days after the first administration of the vaccine). After ending up all these required steps, the last vaccine from the series will be repeated once a year.
The young cows and those with calves need also special attention. About 30 days before calving we advise the administration of the active immunization vaccine, which produces immune proteins against E. Coli, rotavirus and coronavirus. It reduces the rate of these diseases the first weeks of life for the calf.
Preventive measures for immunization must be administrated to adult cattle also. In this case we advise the administration of a live vaccine with 4 antigen valences against Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR), Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD), Parainfluenza3 Virus (PI3) și Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus (BRSV).
At last, after all cattle vaccination, a constant protection measure must be taken for the disinfestation of the adult cattle, each spring and autumn.
The best and the most efficient method to maintain all cattle healthy and to obtain high quality products is the constant surveillance of the cattle health, through the adaptation in time of the necessary proceedings. Thus, we minimize the risks that may occur in a farm and we maximize its value.