5 Way Cattle Vaccine

Vaccination programs for beef cattle herds are designed to protect the animals from diseases caused by infectious organisms such as viruses, bacteria, and protozoans. Vaccines stimulate an animal’s immune system to produce a protective response against an organism. The immune system will then “remember” how to produce a response against the organism if it ever is infected with that organism. Vaccines cannot prevent exposure to infectious organisms, but they do increase an animal’s ability to fight off an infection or lessen the severity of the disease if it occurs.

The majority of cattle vaccines are injected, although some may be given by other routes, such as intranasal and oral. Although antibiotics are also often administered via injection, treating an animal with one of these drugs is not a vaccination but rather a treatment once an infection has occurred. Animal health product manufacturers go to great expense to obtain approval for vaccines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They must prove that the vaccine is safe and that it will do what the label claims it will do. See Extension publication ANR-1416, “Understanding Protection Claims on Vaccine Labels,” for more information.


For beef cattle producers, BOVI-SHIELD GOLD® 5 is a modified-live virus used for the vaccination of healthy cattle to prevent infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) virus and to aid in the prevention of bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) Types 1 and 2 viruses, and disease caused by parainfluenza 3 (PI3) virus and bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV).

Bovi-Shield Gold 5 is a cattle vaccine for the protection of healthy animals to prevent respiratory disease caused by IBR, BVD Types I and II, PI3 and BRSV. Give 2 ml subcutaneous or intramuscular. Safe for pregnant cows or calves nursing pregnant cows, provided they were vaccinated according to label directions with any Bovi-Shield Gold FP or PregGuard Gold FP vaccine within the last 12 months. Annual booster is recommended. Modified live virus, requires mixing.

Features of 5 Way Cattle Vaccine

Calf vaccination is an important part of every herd health program. An effective vaccination protocol can be developed to fit most operation and management approaches. This guide describes three calf vaccination approaches that have been successfully implemented in cow-calf operations in New Mexico. However, producers should consult with their local veterinarian to design a vaccination program that fits their particular operation.


Bovi-Shield GOLD 5 is for vaccination of healthy cattle as an aid in preventing infectious bovine rhinotracheitis caused by infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) virus, bovine viral diarrhea caused by bovine virus diarrhea (BVD) virus Types 1 and 2, and disease caused by parainfluenza-3 (PI-3) virus and bovine respiratory syncytial (BRS) virus. Bovi-Shield GOLD 5 may be administered to pregnant cattle provided they were vaccinated, according to label directions, with any Bovi-Shield GOLD FP® vaccine within the past 12 months. Bovi-Shield GOLD 5 may also be administered to calves nursing pregnant cows provided their dams were vaccinated within the past 12 months as described above.

To help ensure safety in pregnant cattle, cows and heifers must receive at least 2 doses of any Bovi-Shield GOLD FP product as non-pregnant animals with the first dose administered after 6 months of age and the second dose administered approximately 30 days prebreeding.

Directions For Use

General Directions: Vaccination of healthy cattle is recommended. Aseptically rehydrate the freeze-dried vaccine with the sterile diluent provided, shake well, and administer 2 mL subcutaneously or intramuscularly. In accordance with Beef Quality Assurance guidelines, this product should be administered SC in the neck region.

Primary Vaccination: Administer a single 2-mL dose to healthy cattle. To avoid possible maternal antibody interference with vaccination, calves vaccinated before the age of 6 months should be revaccinated after 6 months of age. Revaccination: Annual revaccination with a single dose is recommended.


Do not use in pregnant cattle (abortions can result) unless they were vaccinated, according to label directions, with any BOVI-SHIELD GOLD FP or PREGGUARD GOLD FP vaccine prebreeding initially and within 12 months thereafter. Do not use in calves nursing pregnant cows unless their dams were vaccinated within the past 12 months as described above. To help ensure safety in pregnant cattle, heifers must receive at least 2 doses of any BOVI-SHIELD GOLD FP or PREGGUARD GOLD FP vaccine with the second dose administered at least 30 days prebreeding.

Prices of 5 Way Cattle Vaccine

$16.49 – $71.99

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