Mastitis Vaccination For Ewes

 

The company Hipra has quite recently released the product “Vimco”, which is a vaccine, that can be used in dairy cows, goats and ewes to protect against infection with Stapylococcus aureus. Staph. aur. can cause subclinical (hidden), or obvious mastitis with swelling and redness of the udder and changes in the milk.

 

Subclinical mastitis is more frequent than clinical mastitis and causes (financial) losses due to decreased quantity and quality of the milk, which can mean that the target weight of the lambs are achieved much later. Clinical mastitis can be the reason of losses (dead lambs, cullings). Although Staphylococci are the main bacteria responsible for mastitis, but we strongly recommend you have (pooled) milk samples tested before using this vaccine, as it does not cover for any other bacteria causing mastitis.

 

Vimco needs to be injected twice, 3 weeks apart with the first dose ideally been given 5 weeks before lambing.

 

The costs are £3,- each dose.

 

Please contact us for more information should you be interested.

Tel: 01398 323285


Surgery hours


DULVERTON PRACTICE:
Mon-Fri: 9.00-9.30 am
                2.00-2.30 pm
Sat:        9.00-9.30 am

VACCINE CLINIC:
Thur: 12.00-1.00 pm

BAMPTON PRACTICE:
Mon-Fri: 3.30-4.00 pm
Sat:         NO Surgery

TELEPHONE NUMBER: 01398 323285

Good to know


BVD Stamp it out

Following the success of our first 2 rounds of "BVD Stamp it out", we are running a third and last round of this sister project of "BVD free England" this spring and summer. If you would like your beef herd to undergo a free investigation into its BVD status, contact us and ask for Vicky or Patricia.


Please ring the surgery and ask for Patricia or Vicky.
Tel:01398 323285


 


Repeat Prescriptions

We can be extremely busy at times, so if we have seen your pet within the last 6 months, please ring or email us with your request and we will have it ready for you when you arrive. We are also happy to prepare flea & tick & worming treatments in advance. Tel:01398 323285

Please ring us during opening times (9:00am -5:00pm), if possible 24 hours in advance, in case your prescription needs to be ordered in.