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Make antibiotics and vaccines work for you

Date: 
Tue, 03/03/2015

The steps you take before administering an animal health product play a large role in the treatment’s effectiveness.

By Abby Bauer, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

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In our animal care toolbox, vaccines and antibiotics are powerful instruments. These products can really work wonders in preventing and treating many diseases — if used properly.

Much of their success can be linked to dosage and duration of treatment, but capturing the full benefit of these animal health products begins with storage and handling. University of Wisconsin Extension Agriculture Agent Sandy Stuttgen, D.V.M., offers some guidelines to managing antibiotics and vaccines.

Storage
Stuttgen recommends producers store products in their original box to keep bottles clean and labels attached. Keep all written instructions, including the box, label and insert, with the product. Read more

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