Faith Veterinary Service 507 5th Avenue W, Faith, SD 57626
(605) 967-2212 • Fax:(605) 967-2213

F.A.Q

Here are a few of the questions we are frequently asked at Faith Vet Service:

What age should I spay or neuter my pet?

Generally, it's best to have your dog or cat spayed or neutered early, around 6-9 months. However, pets can be spayed or neutered at almost any age. It's best to speak with your veterinarian about your particular pet's breed, age, and physical condition to decide the appropriate time to spay or neuter.

When should I schedule my pet's vaccinations?

The first puppy or kitten vaccination should be scheduled around 8 weeks of age. Rabies vaccinations can be given at 12 weeks or age for both dogs and cats. Please call for an appointment.

What are your current recommendations for herd/calf vaccinations?

Here is a list of the main products we use and their schedule. We like to discuss with each producer to determine which product line best fits their needs.

Basic Calf Vaccine Recommendations

Branding
  • 5-way viral*
  • 7-way clostridial
  • Somnus
Pre-conditioning
  • 5-way viral*
  • 7-way clostridial
  • Pasteurella
  • Somnus
Weaning Booster
  • 5-way viral*
  • Somnus
  • +/- Pasteurella Booster

Basic Cow Herd Vaccine Recommendations

Heifers Pre-breeding
  • 5-way reproductive viral*
  • Vibrio + 5-way Lepto
Heifer Booster at preg-check
  • 5-way reproductive viral*
  • Vibrio + 5-way Lepto
Cows (prebreeding or fall preg-check)
  • 5-way reproductive viral*
  • Vibrio + 5-way Lepto
Breeding Bulls
Same viral program as cow herd.*
*Note: Please contact a veterinarian at Faith Vet Service to determine proper use of Modified Live or Killed vaccines in your herd health program.

Guardian

First time Guardian Vaccinates give Primary dose 12 weeks pre-calving and booster given in 2-6 weeks (6-9 weeks pre-calving). Previously vaccinated cows should be annually revaccinated 5-6 weeks pre-calving.


Scourguard 4KC

First time Scourguard give Primary dose 9-6 weeks pre-calving and booster given in 3 weeks (3-6 weeks pre-calving) Can be given as close as 2 weeks pre-calving noting that cows calving early may not develop full colostral immunity. Previously vaccinated cows should be annually revaccinated 3-6 weeks pre-calving.


Scour Bos

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First time Scour Bos give Primary dose of Scour Bos 9 8-16 weeks pre-calving. Booster with Scour Bos 4 8-4 weeks pre-calving. Previously vaccinated cows should be annually revaccinated 8-10 weeks pre-calving with Scour Bos 9. Should not be given in conjunction with other vaccinations.
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Booster for Scour Bos 9. Can be given as close as 4 weeks pre-calving. Can be given with other vaccines.
Rooster

Faith Vet also offers In-House Coggins (EIA) Testing

We have a Federally approved lab with 2 accredited veterinarians that can perform the test in our lab.