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SPOTLIGHT: Management Tips for Vaccines and Injectables

SPOTLIGHT: Management Tips for Vaccines and Injectables

NOVEMBER 2021

Livestock producers are familiar with vaccinating animals as part of an overall herd plan. Vaccinations are used to treat disease and are an important part of maintaining health and animal well being.

Heidi Carroll from South Dakota State University Extension, offers management tips for vaccines and injectables as part of a well designed herd plan. In this article, Heidi discusses these key points:

  • Start with clean, maintained equipment.

  • Keep vaccines cool and out of direct sunlight.

  • Label everything and keep records.

  • Mix for less than 60 minutes.

  • Check label for dosage and route of administration.

  • Needle and product safety.

The ultimate success is dependent on how we handle and administer them to the animal.

 

Meet Heidi Carroll

SDSU Extension Livestock 
Stewardship Field Specialist & Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator

 

Heidi supports the citizens of South Dakota in her role as the SDSU Extension Livestock Stewardship Field Specialist & Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator at the South Dakota State University campus in Brookings.

 

 

NEEDLESTICK PREVENTION RESOURCES

It is also important to protect yourself from needlestick injuries. Farmers, ranchers, veterinarians and on site workers are susceptible to needlesticks on the job. These injuries can be serious and may require medical attention.  UMASH has developed the following needlestick prevention fact sheets and posters for farm workers, producers and veterinarians. These are high resolution pdfs – ready to print and hang!

 

VIDEOS

Preventing Needlestick Injuries
Proper Use on Dairy Farms

Updated: October 2018
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Preventing Needlestick Injuries
Proper Use on Swine and Hog Farms

Updated: October 2018
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