Cattle Vaccination and Immunity

Beef Cattle September 12, 2014 Print Friendly and PDF

Fact Sheet Written by:

John Wenzel, Boone Carter, Clay P. Mathis

And Provided by

New Mexico State University

Developing immunity in cattle requires an effective herd health program. A primary component of every herd health program is vaccination to stimulate the immune system of cattle prior to significant natural exposure to disease-causing agents. A basic understanding of how the immune system responds to a vaccine is important to understanding how vaccines function.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.