A complete line of safe and effective vaccines

Vira Shield® leads the way in providing a complete line of flexible, safe and powerful inactivated vaccines that protect against up to 13 respiratory, reproductive and leptospirosis diseases.

Easy to implement in any management program or whole-herd protocol, Vira Shield 6 combinations can be used in pregnant cows, heifers and calves nursing pregnant cows. The vaccine brand of choice for pregnant females, Vira Shield has the leading reputation for reproductive safety and peace of mind. Vira Shield has been shown to deliver enhanced infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) fetal protection eight months post-vaccination.1

Unlike vaccines that carry label restrictions and products that require cows to be vaccinated prior to breeding, Vira Shield is easy to implement into any management program or whole-herd protocol.1 State-of-the-art adjuvant Xtend® SP prolongs stimulation of the immune system.2

Maintain reproductive success

Research at South Dakota State University demonstrates how the vaccine used 30 days prior to breeding can impact reproductive performance.*3 Compared to Bovi-Shield®, cows receiving Vira Shield:3

  • Had a 5% to 8% higher conception rate 
  • Had a higher percentage of cows calving in the first 21 days

Delaying when the animal conceives/calves can have implications on the success of a cow/calf operation, including pounds of calf weaned, rebreeding and longevity in the herd. Vira Shield can help maintain reproductive performance.*

Important Safety Information

The label contains complete use information, including cautions and warnings. Always read, understand and follow the label and use directions.

*As defined by early conception rate and calves born alive.

1. Zimmerman A, et al. 2007. “Efficacy of bovine herpesvirus-1 inactivated vaccine against abortion and stillbirth in pregnant heifers.” JAVMA. 231: 1386-1389.

2. Chase CCL. 1995. “Protection with an inactivated vaccine against IBR, BRSV and BVDV.” Paper presented at: Annual meeting of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.San Antonio, TX. Vira Shield has no approved claim for duration of immunity for Type 2 BVD.

3. Perry, G. et al. 2016. "Safety of vaccination with an inactivated or modified live viral reproductive vaccine when compared to sterile saline in beef cows." J Vet Sci Res, 1(3):000117.

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