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August Animal Health Checklist

Aug 10, 2021 | Beef cattle, Bulls, Calf rearing, Dry stock, Dry stock animal health & welfare, Sheep


  • Prelamb drench – discuss with your vet for individual farm advice
  • Prelamb clostridial vaccines given
  • Prepare exit drench if using long-acting drench products
  • B12 and selenium supplementation given prelamb, copper if deficient
  • Prepare lambing kit –  appropriately dispose of any expired products
  • Early docking preparation- order scabby mouth vaccine, ensure fly control handy 


Young Cattle 

  • Trace element testing, liver biopsy (best) or bloods 
  • Mineral supplementation, consider long lasting copper boluses, all-trace bolus 
  • Lungworm drench, flukicide 
  • BVD, lepto vaccinations 
  • Weighed and BCS – on target for 2/3 of their adult weight by mating?


Breeding Cows 

  • Trace element testing – livers at the works? Ask us for the forms
  • Copper supplementation complete? (bolus or injection)
  • Lice treatment 
  • Fluke treatment 
  • Annual clostridial, lepto, rotovirus vaccinations 2-4 weeks before calving
  • Magnesium supplementation starting 2-4 weeks before calving – consider magnesium boluses
  • Calving kit ready
  • Order NAIT tags for calves early!
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