First Calf!!!!! Vaccinations 2/19/2012

Well, exciting news, first calf was born!

Little heifer calf born to #211. We also had one little bull calf born as well.


When calves are born we tag them and vaccinate them. We use what is commonly known as Alpha-7 which vaccinates against most clostridial diseases. Here are some articles on clostridial diseases that I found helpful:

From Iowa Beef Center, Clostridial Diseases Handbook

From University of Wisconsin, Managing Clostridial Diseases in Cattle

From Texas A & M, Blackleg and Clostridial Diseases


Fun fact, the strain of Clostridial Bacteria Clostridium Botulinum is used in its diluted form in Botox treatments.


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