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Do you know, that one vaccination of a primary
vaccination course against clostridial diseases provides
little or no immunity to cattle and/or sheep, unless the
booster shot is given? This is often a mis-conception at
farm level and results in a herd, flock or group of animals
being extremely exposed to clostridial diseases and
potentially sudden death. Figure 1 below illustrates the
increasing level of protection against clostridial diseases
when an animal receives their first and second shot (4
to 6 weeks apart) of Tribovax 10 as part of their primary
vaccination course. Consult your local vet for a farm
specific clostridial vaccination protocol.
Incr
easing level o
f pr
otection
Primary Course
ClostridiBlaal Vaccine
- weeks apart
Booster -
months
Blackleg - months
Figure . The level of protection against clostridial disease after the
primary and booster vaccination with Tribovax
.
How to use Tribovax 10
In cattle:
The primary vaccination course involves two
vaccinations 4-6 weeks apart (Fig. 1.)
Dosage: 2ml dose under the skin from 2 weeks of age
for nave calves, or approximately 10 weeks of age for
calves whose dams were vaccinated prior to calving.
A spokesperson from MSD Animal
Health outlines the importance of
proper vaccination against clostridial
diseases
Vaccinating
against
clostridial
diseases
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