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Mon Mar 3, 2014 09:54 AM CST

QUESTION: I have a question about using a bloodless castrator. I am confused about what vaccine I need to give when I band bulls. Some say to give a tetanus antitoxin, some say a tetanus toxoid, some say an 8-way blackleg. What is the difference?

ANSWER: A tetanus toxoid is the same thing you get with a "tetanus shot." It stimulates the immune system to produce antibodies to tetanus.

Antitoxin is a concentrated form of this protection. While a toxoid takes several days to produce immunity, an antitoxin is ready to ...

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