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Large Animal Health & Wellness

Silver Valley Veterinary Clinic & Benewah Veterinary Clinic provide wellness programs for cattle, horses and other large animals. Once an animal is in our system you will receive a reminder in the mail when the next vaccine is due. Large animal care can be provided at our clinics or for an additional fee an outcall may be scheduled for your convenience.

The following list is our protocal for basic annual health care. If you do not see the information you are looking for please contact one of our clinics.

BOVINE (Cattle)

Newborn Calves:

  • Dip naval in tincture of iodine 1st day
  • Vitamin E & Selenium injection (BO-SE) within the first 2 weeks
  • Vitamin A & D injection within the first 2 weeks

Pre-Weaned Calves:

  • 1 month prior to weaning 7-way or 8-way clostridium
  • 1st vaccination includes IBR-BVD-PI3-BRSV (ie. Cattlemaster 4)
  • Heifers can be brucolosis vaccinated at 4-12 months of age (Bangs)
  • Bulls that need to be vaccinated should be done at this time.

Weaning Time:

  • boostered  IBR-BVD-PI3-BRSV
  • boostered 8-way clostridium

Pregnant Cow:

  • 7-way or 8-way clostridium yearly vaccination
  • Vaccination with  IBR-BVD-PI3-BRSV plus (+) or minus (-) Vibrio and Lepto depending on the area and individual herd (make sure products are killed viruses or chemically attenuated, ie. Cattlemaster4 or Cattle master 4VL5).
  • If scours is a problem vaccinate with scourguard 4-6 weeks before calving (E-coli, Rotavirus, etc.)

Open cows, Bulls:

  • 7-way or 8-way clostridium yearly vaccination
  • IBR-BVD-PI3-BRSV yearly vaccination

 

EQUINE (Horses)

Foals:

  • Vitamin E & Selenium injection at birth
  • 4-way vaccination at 3-4 months
  • 5-way vaccination at 4-5 months
  • West Nile Virus vaccine at 4 months, booster 4 weeks later.
  • Strangles vaccine at 6 months (when applicable)
  • Deworm protocol: Strongid at 4 weeks, strongid at 8 weeks, ivermectin at 4 months,

Pregnant Mare:

  • Pregnant mares should be vaccinated with a 3-way or 4-way 4-6 weeks prior to foaling.
  • Pregnant mares should be vaccinated with rhino (killed vaccine - Pneumobort K) in the 5th, 7th and 9th month of pregnancy.

Adult Equine (with limited exposure to other equine):

  • Wellness Exam
  • 4-way or 5-way vaccination yearly.
  • For our region deworm in April and November (more frequently if needed)
  • West Nile Virus vaccine yearly. (after initial & 4 week booster)
  • Float Teeth as needed

Adult Equine (with exposure to other equine)

  • Intranasal influenza  and rhinopneumonitis every 6 months
  • 3-way vaccine yearly

Goats & Sheep

  • Yearly to biannually CD&T
  • Special Case- vaccinate for caseous lymphadenitis
  • Sometimes 8-way clostridium in flooded areas or with cattle

Llamas

  • Yearly CD&T
  • Booster pregnant females one month prior to birthing
  • EHV vaccine if with equine