Zoetis, Inc., this week announced the licensure of Bovi-Shield Gold One Shot. The product protects cattle against major respiratory viruses and Mannheimia (Pasteurella) haemolytica in one dose.
Bovi-Shield Gold One Shot offers the longest demonstrated protection of the combination respiratory vaccines on the market, Zoetis says, helping to protect cattle for at least 279 days against infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus and bovine viral diarrhea Types 1 and 2 viruses that can cause bovine respiratory disease.
"BRD is a major health concern for cattle producers, and it's the leading cause of economic losses," said Jon Seeger, DVM, managing veterinarian with Zoetis Cattle and Equine Technical Services.
Seeger said the length of protection is especially helpful because cattle are protected through the stresses that can result in BRD outbreaks, such as leaving the herd at weaning, processing, shipping, commingling and arrival at another operation.
The product also protects against bovine respiratory syncytial virus; parainfluenza 3 virus; and M. haemolytica.
Bovi-Shield Gold One Shot is available in 5-, 10- or 50-dose vials and can be purchased through veterinarians or animal health retailers.