Livestock vaccines are hugely important to preventative care, and at Massie Veterinary Services, preventative care is what we promote. Vaccinations are very dependent on your geographical location and the purpose the animals. We will work with your farm and tailor a vaccine protocol specific for your needs.
Vaccines help your animal’s immune system fight against future infections through creating antibodies that identify and destroy disease. Depending on the vaccine, they can provide immunity which can lessen the severity or prevent certain diseases altogether. For livestock, this can be especially important when considering herd health and minimizing the economical impact of disease to your farm.
Here are some additional benefits of vaccination:
Vaccines can help you avoid additional trips to the vet in the future by preventing disease
They help limit diseases that can be passed between animals and people.
They provide your animal with resistance to diseases prevalent in wildlife, such as rabies.
They help you meet local and state requirements.
Many vaccines are administered as a series of dosages, which may take place over the course of several weeks. It is extremely important that owners complete the vaccine schedule, otherwise they risk their animal having a gap in protection or nullifying the effectiveness of the vaccine.
Sheep and goats annually should get at minimum Clostridium C & D + tetanus
All medical treatments come with their risks, but the risk should be weighed against the benefits of protecting your livestock, your family, and your community from potentially fatal diseases.
To schedule a vaccination appointment, please call or text us at 541-636-1191.