Large Animal

At Potlatch Veterinary Clinic we can help meet all of your livestock vaccinations goals. From discussing your unique situation to developing a proper vaccine protocol for the different species you might have on your farm to performing the vaccinations themselves. Our veterinarians are here to help you find a solution that works for you and your setup.

What vaccination protocol should I use for my herd?
This depends on your herd dynamics. We offer Consultation services and our veterinarians would be happy to discuss and design a protocol to fit your operation. We can discuss killed versus modified-live vaccines, mingled versus closed herd, etc. Also, we can perform Brucellosis (Bangs) vaccinations for female cattle or bison. Contact us today for a herd health consultation.

What is brucellosis?
Brucella abortus is a contagious, infectious, disease that primarily affects cattle and bison. Brucellosis can cause loss of young though spontaneous abortion or birth of weak offspring, reduced milk production and infertility. It can affect both animals and humans. Brucellosis is transmitted from animals by direct contact with infected blood, placentas, fetuses, or uterine secretions, or through consumption of infected and raw animal products (especially milk and milk products).

What does Bang’s vaccination involve?
Bang’s vaccination has to be performed by an accredited veterinarian. The vet will need to vaccinate the female calf, tattoo the right inner ear and place an official ID tag in the right ear. If older than 12 months, blood will have to be collected.

What animals get vaccinated for Bang’s?
Female cattle and bison get vaccinated for brucellosis. Heifer calves should be vaccinated between 4 and 12 months of age.