Cattle producers know it, veterinarians know it and animal health pros know it. Proper dosage is important for medications and dewormers to perform efficaciously. The temptation to skimp on a dose or guess a calf’s weight is always there. Yielding to this temptation can negatively affect performance and health recovery. Writer Heather Smith Thomas offers a solid review of the basics.
Source: Hereford World, February 2018.
You do need to know the weight of your animal, and this will be more difficult in a pasture situation where you are roping the animal and trying to guess the weight,” Erickson notes. “If you are on a Verified Beef program it is important that you are dosing those animals correctly and have records that you are dosing them correctly.”
INSIGHTS: This is a good read about vaccine, dewormer and medication basics. It’s a worthwhile leave-behind for producers and good overview for those new to the animal health business.