ImmuCell introduces First Defense Tri-Shield

ImmuCell, Portland, Maine, has introduced the First Defense Tri-Shield, a first of its kind, U.S. Department of Agriculture-approved scours preventative for all three primary scours-causing pathogens in newborn calves: rotavirus, coronavirus and K99+ E. coli. The new First Defense Tri-Shield combines the E. coli and coronavirus antibodies contained in ImmuCell’s legacy product, First Defense, with a guaranteed level of rotavirus antibodies. Administered orally in a single-dose gel tube, First Defense Tri-Shield eliminates the need for calf- or dam-level scours vaccinations. One dose of First Defense Tri-Shield provides immediate immunity. There is no need to stimulate an immune response or follow-up with annual boosters. All calves are protected equally with guaranteed antibody levels in every dose. And, the investment is made only in live-born, valued calves, as opposed to dam vaccines where the money needs to be spent before the calf is even born. For more information, see a representative or visit