Dr. J. Bret Taylor
Research Leader & Supervisory Scientist
USDA, Agricultural Research Service
Dr. Jay Parsons, Department of Agricultural Economics
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
The health of your flock is only as good as your vaccination program. Vaccination is the preventative tool to mitigate those pesky to catastrophic disease outbreaks that erode profitability. The appropriate vaccine is only one part of an effective vaccination program. Timing, repetition, devices, and labor force are other critical components. In this webinar, we will discuss the immune response, vaccine efficacy in neonatal lambs, customizing colostrum antibodies, vaccination schedules, and vaccination tools.
This webinar is made possible with funding support from the Let’s Grow Committee of the American Sheep Industry Association.
Interesting. The folks that make the vaccine that we use should watch this Webinar. If they did, I wonder if they would still recommend vaccinating lambs at 10-12 weeks of age? I never previously heard to vac the ewes twice before birthing, I guess I should now do this. Vaccinating timing seems to be a personal choice, from breeder to breeder. This webinar provides data that helps determine a system, no matter what the instructions on my vac box say. I want an air-inject vac gun.