Veterinarians supplying cattle farms know much about the bovine respiratory diseases that causes the most respiratory diseases and deaths in calves. And in the case of survival, feed sales and weight gain are worsened for the entire duration of fattening, leading to further economic losses.
There are several pathogens present at one time in the background of the disease that must fight at the same time. We are now launching two new, state-of-the-art combination vaccines: Biobos Respi 3 and Biobos Respi 4. The efficacy of both vaccines was demonstrated in infection studies with wild-type strains involving unvaccinated control groups.
The active substance in Biobos Respi 3 contains bovine Parainfluenza 3, BRSV, and Mannheimia haemolytica in inactivated form. It is recommended for use in stocks where the presence of BVD virus has not been confirmed. In addition, Biobos Respi 4 is supplemented with inactivated bovine BVD virus if the latter pathogen is present. Vaccination against BVDV can also prevent the immunosuppressive effect of the virus, resulting in a higher level of protection against the other three components.
The great advantage of both vaccines is that they also contain Mannheimia haemolytic antigens, thus reducing the lung changes caused by bacterial infections. Both vaccines can be used in the same way, according to two protocols: calves in vaccinated cows should be expected to have maternally derived antibodies until 3 months of age, so calves should be vaccinated from three months of age and repeated after 3 weeks. In infected herds, vaccination should be repeated every 6 months.
Calves from non-immunized dams should be vaccinated from 2 weeks of age, repeated 3 weeks later, and booster vaccinations given every 6 months. One of the major predisposing factors of BRDC is the transport and relocation of animals, so it is advisable to administer the vaccine 2-3 weeks before this for effective prophylaxis.
Biobos Respi 3 and Biobos Respi 4: protection against several pathogens, outstanding efficiency!
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