• Puppies should receive their first vaccinations between 6 and 8 weeks of age.The vaccine given at this time is a combination of distemper, parvovirus, and adenovirus (CDV + CPV-2 + CAV-2).

  • Following the first vaccination, puppies require booster vaccines every 3 to 4 weeks, with the final dose at 4 months of age. A minimum of 3 vaccines during puppyhood is highly recommended to protect your puppy from potentially deadly diseases.

  • Rabies vaccine can be given starting at 12 weeks of age, and then repeated in 1 year. Following the first year, a 3 year vaccine is available for dogs that are current on all vaccinations.


  • Kittens should receive their 1st combination vaccine at 6 weeks of age. This vaccine includes protection for panleukopenia, herpes virus-1, and calicivirus (FPV, FHV-1, FCV).
  • After the initial vaccine, a combination booster should be given every 3 to 4 weeks until 4 months of age. The combination vaccine should then be given 1 year after the initial kitten vaccines, and every 3 years thereafter provided the cat is low risk.
  • Feline leukemia (FeLV) vaccines can only be given following a negative result on a FeLV test. It is recommended that kittens as young as 8 weeks receive 2 doses, 3 to 4 weeks apart. A booster should be done after 1 year from the initial vaccines, and following that, it can be given every 2 years for low-risk cats.
  • Rabies vaccine can be given starting at 12 weeks of age, with a booster after 1 year, and then per state guidelines, it can be given annually or every 3 years with a 3-year vaccine.

Kitten vaccine guidelines are based on the 2013 AAFP Feline Vaccine Guidelines


Late Spring / Early Fall

  • Rhino flu
  • East & West Encephalitis
  • Tetanus
  • West Nile (April/May to provide best immunity


  • Booster Rhino flu
  • Deworm (at minimum twice a year, once in spring, and again in fall/early winter, after the first freeze)

Additional Equine Care Protocols

  • Check teeth annually, if needed float teeth
  • Check sheath of geldings annually or biannually
  • Coggins testing every 6-12 months depending on state horses will be traveling to


​Vaccinating your herd of cattle is imperative to ensure herd health and maintain a productive herd.  Recommended vaccinations may vary in different parts of New Mexico, as well as the timing of vaccinations.

Cow / Calf Herd Vaccine Protocol:

We recommend vaccinating cows in the Fall during pregnancy testing, so that immunity will peak before the highest stress level of pregnancy to prevent loss of the pregnancy.

  • Trichomoniasis vaccines to be given just before breeding season

Cows & Bulls (Fall Schedule):

  • Long acting viral vaccine of IBR (infectious bovine rhinotracheitis) + BVD (bovine viral diarrhea) + PI3 (parainfluenza-3 virus) + BRSV (bovine respiratory syncytial virus).
  • Long-acting campylobacter fetus (vibrio) / leptospirosis (lepto) vaccine
  • Dewormer
  • 7-way clostridial booster (optional)
  • Other vaccines as needed depending on location

Replacement Heifers (Pre-breeding):

  • Modified-live IBR, BVD, PI3, BRSV to be given initially at 2-3 months with a booster around weaning
  • Vibrio + 5-way leptospirosis given initially at 2-3 months with a booster around weaning
  • Dewormer
  • 7-way clostridial booster (optional)
  • Brucellosis (optional), must be performed by a veterinarian prior to 1 year of age
  • Other vaccines as needed for a location


  • should be vaccinated with cows on the same vaccination program.
  • Trichomoniasis vaccine is not effective in bulls

*In the Fall, bred replacement heifers should be vaccinated using the same protocol as mature cows

Calf Vaccination Guidelines:

These are the most effective guidelines for the development of immunity, and is specifically formulated for calves that will remain on the ranch 45 days post-weaning

2-3-month-old calves:

  • Clostridial 7 or 8-way vaccine
  • Parenteral MLV (IBR, BVD, PI3, BRSV) intranasal MLV with or without mannheimia (Pasteurella)

Weaning calves:

  • It is recommended to let the calves sit overnight before processing to enable a better immune response
  • Booster MLV (IBR, BVD, PI3, BRSV)
  • Mannheimia (Pasteurella)

Post-Weaning (3-4 weeks):

  • Booster MLV (IBR, BVD, PI3, BRSV)
  • Clostridial 7-way (with or without )
  • Mannheimia (pasteurella) optional

*Cattle Vaccination Schedule is per regulations adapted from New Mexico Extension