Have You Herd? AABP PodCasts

Protecting Your Herd against Pasteurella multocida

May 29, 2023 AABP
Have You Herd? AABP PodCasts
Protecting Your Herd against Pasteurella multocida
Show Notes

AABP Executive Director Dr. Fred Gingrich is joined by Merck Animal Health Technical Services Veterinarian Dr. Brent Meyer. This episode of Have You Herd? is sponsored by Merck Animal Health. Could your cattle be more covered for BRD? If you’re not using Bovilis Vista Once SQ, the answer is yes! It’s shown effective against the major causes of BRD plus Pasteurella multocida and BVD Type 1b. No other vaccine covers as much and with industry-leading duration of immunity. Give calves the most complete BRD coverage in a single dose. Bovilis Vista Once SQ – another way Merck Animal Health works for you.

 Meyer begins our discussion with a refresher on Pasteurella multocida and the role it plays in the bovine respiratory disease complex. He also discusses some of the misconception about P. multocida and how veterinarians can educate producers on this pathogen. Meyer states that P. multocida typically is the number one bacteria isolated in dairy calves and the second most common isolate in beef calves with BRD from diagnostic lab samples. We also discuss some classic signs of a P. multocida problem in a herd and how veterinarians can assist producers with both ante-mortem and post-mortem diagnostics working with their reference laboratories. Myer reviews both husbandry principles and vaccination with Bovilis Vista Once SQ to aid in prevention of this pathogen as part of the BRD complex. He encourages veterinarians to contact their Merck Animal Health technical services veterinarian for further information.

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