Beef Herd Health Management Calendar
Floron C. Faries, Jr. - Extension Veterinarian, College Station
Wayne H. Thompson - Extension Program Specialist, College Station
Texas AgriLife Extension Service
Contents

Pre-Breeding

Go to Period 3. Post-Calving 
(calves less than 2 months of age)Go to Period 5. Post-Calving 
(calves 2 to 4 months of age)

Open heifers

(1 to 3 months prior to breeding)
  1. Physical Exams
    (body condition, udder, feet, teeth, eyes)
  2. Breeding Soundness Evaluation
    (reproductive tract scores, pelvic measurements, breeding weights)
  3. Vaccinate
    (5-way Lepto, 7-way Clostridia)
    - minimum vaccines
  4. Nutritional evaluations
    (protein, energy, minerals, soil test results)
  5. Culling evaluations
    (based on physical, breeding soundness evaluation)
  6. Strategic worm control evaluations
  7. Strategic fly control evaluations
  8. Estrous synchronization, artificial insemination

Bulls

(1 to 3 months prior to turning in bulls)
  1. Physical Exams
    (body condition, prepuce, feet, teeth, eyes, nose)
  2. Breeding Soundness Evaluation
    (semen, penis, testicles)
  3. Vaccinate
    (5-way Lepto, 7-way Clostridia)
    - minimum vaccines
  4. Nutritional evaluations
    (protein, energy, minerals, soil test results)
  5. Culling evaluations
    (based on physical, breeding soundness evaluation)
  6. Strategic worm control evaluations
  7. Strategic fly control evaluations