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.
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