Protect vaccines to ensure efficacy

Protecting vaccines from heat, cold and sunlight maintains product efficacy, thereby helping to protect livestock health.

Ranchers should be aware that heat, cold and sunlight can affect the efficacy of vaccines during storage or handling, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension beef specialist Dr. Jason Banta.

Vaccinations are a key component of preventative care in any producer’s herd health plan, he said. Proper handling of vaccination drugs is critical to maintaining the product’s efficacy.

Banta said it is important to keep vaccines at the storage conditions recommended on the produc

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