BOVINE VACCINE TITER ENHANCEMENT OCTOBER 2009
WILLOW CREEK FARMS, TIFFIN, OHIO
- COMPARISON BETWEEN REGULAR (or standard) & SLOW RELEASE LSSF
- Enhancing the effectiveness of cell mediated immunity is an important supportive therapy for deep abscessation
- 320% TO 500% INCREASED VACCINE TITERS
In October of 2009, 45 steers from Zanesville, Ohio were delivered to Willow Creek Farms in Tiffin, Ohio owned
by Dr. Robert McClung.
The steers were gate cut into 3 groups. Twenty head were tagged with ODD numbers to receive the Standard Livestock Stress Stable, twenty head tagged with EVEN numbers to receive the SLOW RELEASE Livestock Stress Stable and five tagged controls to receive placebos.
The Standard group got product on days 1, 2 & 12. The Slow Release group got product on days 1 &12. The controls were given placebos on days 1, 2 & 12.
On day 1, all cattle received the same worming and vaccine protocols. In addition, all cattle received a porcine, slow release parvo virusand 5-way leptospirosis vaccine by Solid Tech Bacterin.
All cattle were bled on day 0 for baseline titers for porcine parvo virus and leptospirosis.
On day 12, all cattle received standard vaccine boosters and the study groups their second dose RB LSSS.
On day 21 and 42, all cattle were bled and weighed.
Observations by Dr. McClung:
By the second day ALL of the Treated calves suddenly stopped bawling and were feeding. On Days 3 & 4, Compared to the controls, all the treated cattle had full bellies and appeared much more active.
On day 10, it was observed that some of all of the groups were visibly depressed and starting to show some respiratory signs. By day 12, 8 of the Standard RB group and 3 of the Slow Release group had respiratory signs.
On day 16, Dr. McClung decided to mass treat the Standard group with antibiotics and 2 of the Slow Release group.
On day 21, Dr. McClung repeated the RB group's antibiotics and re-bled all cattle in the study. After suspecting a vaccine failure and consulting with the manufacturer, Dr. McClung sent in titers for IBR PI3 BVD BRSV. The manufacturer also suspected a vaccine failure or virus mutations. This was the first time in 5 years that Dr. McClung had problems with immune supplementation and vaccine response.
On day 42, all cattle were re-bled and weighed.
- Essentially all cattle in study had zero starting titers to the swine vaccines
- Both viral and bacterial components of the vaccines responded very strongly to Natural Immune Supplementation ranging from a 320% to 500% increase in titers
- Also discovered was a delayed loss of vaccine immunity or in other words a Prolonged Duration of Immunity.