I have been deer farming for almost 10 years. I have always paid close attention to my overall herd health doing everything from cleaning feeders and disinfecting water troughs to liming and fertilizing my pens. But I never vaccinated.
In 2010, my breeding program expanded. I started buying deer from other farms and with that started having more and more health issues. Pneumonia, E-Coli, you name it, I had it! But I still refused to vaccinate believing you could ruin their immune system in the process. In 2013 I lost 50% of my fawns, and 20% of adult deer mainly to mycoplasma, bacterial pneumonia. After the most trying year emotionally, I decided to make a change and implement a vaccination program. Having heard a lot about Cervid Solutions vaccine products I gave Josh Newton a call. After a lengthy discussion about my experiences in past years he shared some of his thoughts and helped develop an effective management plan specific to my farm.
In the spring of 2014, I vaccinated with Cervid Solutions products for the first time. The positive results have been astounding. It has been by far the most enjoyable spring and summer I’ve had since I started deer farming. I urge every farmer and rancher to try Pneu-Vac 2 and Eco-Vac from Cervid Soltuions. Without a doubt this program has changed the economics on my farm years to come.
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