Mycoplasma bovis is the most prevalent of all the bacterial pathogens that affect young cattle. Prevention is paramount. Removing it out of a vaccine program leaves a herd very susceptible to high pull rates, poor treatment response, poor performance, crippling arthritis and an unusually high death rate. The typical "myco" infection begins to show up about 3 weeks after exposure. A dry cough and clear nasal discharge are evident, but this calf will exhibit little to no fever and still look alert.
To gain a greater understanding of Mycoplasma bovis, please read the educational article posted on this website. If you feel Mycoplasma bovis is a problem in your herd, contact us for assistance in working out a solution with your vaccine program.
MYCO-BAC® B is indicated for use in healthy stocker and feeder calves four months of age or older as an aid in the prevention and control of respiratory disease due to Mycoplasma bovis.