Federico Galigniana MV
This time of year, the livestock producer must already be thinking about the services, in case you have these parked. We recommend this practice, as it allows us to program activities, obtain a homogeneous group of calves, marketing deal with an interesting volume and even make advance purchases of inputs with the economic benefits that this implies.
Many times for not being proactive at this time, suffer unnecessary losses (for venereal disease or abortigenic, for reproductive malfunction bulls or infertility of sows). This undermines our main goal: a calf per cow per year, and changes, in turn, our production rates.
For this reason the producer must face currently working on cows and bulls.
For cows, you should delete Rodeo entering service animals that have aborted. In addition, it is advisable to detect bleeding brucellosis positive cows (this bleeding should not do when cows have calf at foot, such as at weaning).
A month before entering service recommends vaccination against different reproductive diseases that may affect our establishment. This is necessary to allow time before the animals have a level of protection (serological titre) effective when they enter the service. Which would not happen if we just fifteen days before the same. In the market there are different brands and combinations of vaccines of proven efficacy. Vaccines should cover IBR (infectious bovine rhinotracheitis), BVD (Bovine Viral Diarrhoea), Leptospirosis, Campylobacteriosis, etc. We must remember that vaccines are preventive and largely avoided the sick animals, but does not mean that some vaccinated animals sick or do not have serologic titers to disease.
Finally, we recommend the application of vitamin and mineral supplements, as well as a broad-spectrum antiparasitic. The timing of application is variable and depends on the management and the potential of each property, a right time can be the day of entry into service (depending on the active ingredient used).
“Gasp” animals is a simple and important as it will allow us to know if the cows can eat the food necessary to keep, rise and preñarse.
Of course, the cows in poor, sick, injured should be kept out of the rodeo in service until its cure. To recover properly and in turn do not act as disseminators of disease
In the case of bulls is recommended a thorough clinical examination:
- View: since it is one of the means by which the perceived bull cows in heat.
- Legs and joints: Since the “jump” the bull used and download all your weight on them and if in the course of time the bull is injured and feel pain no “work” well or no jump.
- Testicles should be sought injuries, adhesions, withholding testicles, hernias, etc., Whose presence can affect the fertilizing capacity of bull.
- Penis: be sought injuries, deformities and even malfunction (this can only be seen in a service capacity test is not commonly performed in establishments)
Scaling of bulls Campylobacteriosis yTrichomoniasis allows us to detect. (The scaling should be performed in all rodeo bulls and should be repeated three times with an interval of 15 or 20 days). It is also advisable to bleeding for diagnosing brucellosis and vaccinate if you do not know the health history or if the veterinarian in charge so provides, like females, a month earlier.
Those bulls who do not obtain suitable in examinations and laboratory tests should not enter SERVICE.
Why is it important to perform all these tasks and time?
Because it lets me know when my service as this rodeo sanitary.
I can in no case be fit for service bulls, bulls looking out at a time when supply is large with logical prices and time to perform the examinations.
By having a healthy herd, I can expect a good pregnancy rate, and then a good lambing and weaning well.
Finally we must stress that each facility is unique, both from the point of view of health and management. So my neighbor does not have diseases does not mean I do not have and vice versa. There are no “universal prescriptions” that can be applied to all establishments, therefore veterinary professional will be responsible for establishing the steps and measures to be taken.
Simply, a good test preservice will enhance our production ostensibly at low cost compared to other productivity tools.