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ISSN: 2637-4749

Concepts of Dairy & Veterinary Sciences

Research Article(ISSN: 2637-4749)

Combined on-Farm Analysis of Management Procedures and Vaccination Protocols: The Way to Maximize the Health of the Herd

Volume 3 - Issue 1

Ramon Armengol1* and Marta Bassols1

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    • 1Department of Animal Science, University of Lleida, Spain

    *Corresponding author: Ramon Armengol, Department of Animal Science, University of Lleida, Spain

Received: October 29, 2019;   Published: November 26, 2019

DOI: 10.32474/CDVS.2019.03.000155

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During a farm animal’s life, there are a lot of situations that carry stress and induce immunosuppression, increasing the risk of infections and diseases. At the same time, veterinarians and farmers make a big effort (technical and economical) to increase immunity, setting complete vaccination programs. Frequently, this prevention through vaccination fails because administration is carried out during immunosuppression periods. We propose an easy, accurate and understandable strategy based on a complete visit of the farm and interview with the farmer. It is purposed to analyze altogether management procedures on farm, other phenomena and vaccination protocols that occur during the ruminant’s life. After a deep analysis, we suggest changes in the farm’s routine in order to maximize health status of the ruminants, reducing stress and immunosuppression periods, increasing efficacy of vaccines and efficiency of the production system. This strategy includes the analysis of the ruminants’ life, day by day, through a spreadsheet.

Keywords: Advice; cattle; management; ruminants; stress

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