Beef Cow-Calf Vaccination Resources Now Available

In response to a request from BCRC to improve strategic vaccination in Canadian beef herds to reduce disease risks and antimicrobial use, an expert team with broad experience in western Canadian beef production, veterinary medicine, research, and extension was assembled. The group surveyed beef producers and veterinarians, identified “core” and “risk-based” vaccines for western Canadian beef herds, and created a range of extension materials for use by beef producers and veterinarians, including disease infographics, vaccination decision trees and guidelines, written articles, as well as podcasts, webinars, and training videos on the subject.

All extension materials can be accessed here.


The project was funded by BCRC, ACFA, SCA, MBP, Boehringer Ingelheim, Elanco, Hipra, Merck, and Zoetis. We acknowledge and thank the members of the team that built these extension tools for the beef industry:  Drs. Joyce Van Donkersgoed (Project Coordinator), Claire Windeyer and Eugene Janzen (UCVM), Barb Wilhelm (WeCAHN), Bill Newton, Blaine Pickard, Tim Nickel (Boehringer Ingelheim), Dan Shock (Hipra), Nataska Kutryk and Sam Wauer (Merck), Lacey Fowler (Elanco), Dorothy Erickson and Bruce Kostelansky (Zoetis), Colin Palmer and Scott Wright (University of Saskatchewan Livestock and Forage Center of Excellence), and Marianne Possberg and Glen LaPointe (SCA), and various members of Saskatchewan Agriculture.