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Part 1 of 2: Industry-leading Vaccine Combo Protects Calves

Long-standing research shows Pyramid®5 and Presponse® SQ can offer health and economic advantages.

August 14, 2014

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Part 1 of 2: Industry-leading Vaccine Combo Protects Calves

Backed by nearly 20 years of industry research and independent veterinary trials, Pyramid® 5 + Presponse® SQ continues to protect calves against the major viruses and bacteria causing bovine respiratory disease (BRD).

In a two part series we are going to look at two independent veterinary trials assessing these products. These trials were to determine if the best vaccine protocol was being used at a feedyard in Colorado.

Trial No. 1 was a head-to-head study comparing PYRAMID 5 to BoviShield® GOLD 5 and BoviShield GOLD IBR BVD.1 For full study results, see Volume 42 Issue 1 of The Bovine Practitioner.

In this study, PYRAMID 5 clearly demonstrated statistically significant improvements in morbidity and railers compared to BoviShield GOLD 5 in head-to-head trial, resulting in:

  • Lower medicine

  • Lower railer costs

  • An $8.81 per head savings (based on prices at the time of the study).

Cattle prices are skyrocketing, and producers won’t want to lose even one calf to disease this fall. It is important to protect them with a product that has years of demonstrated results. PYRAMID 5 has shown it will protect calves in the most challenging disease environment — the feedyard. If it works here, just think of what it could do for your operation.

For more information on how PYRAMID 5 + PRESPONSE SQ can positively impact your operation, talk to your veterinarian or Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. representative and visit

1Bryant, T.C., et al. Effect of Viral Respiratory Vaccine Treatment on Performance, Health and Carcass Traits of Auction-origin Feeder Steers. The Bovine Practitioner 2008;42(1): 98-103.

Legal: Presponse and Pyramid are registered trademarks of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. BoviShield is a registered trademark of Zoetis Inc. ©2014 Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.


Other Prevention Works resources:

Triangle® Vaccines Protect Prominent Cow Herd

Sound Herd Health Impacts The Bottom Line

Pre-Breeding Vaccinations Key To Maximizing Returns

Expanding The Cow Herd Can Bring In Problems

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