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


Opening hours


DULVERTON PRACTICE:
Mon-Fri: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
-by appointment only-
Saturday: 9:00AM - 11:30AM
- by appointment only-

BAMPTON PRACTICE:
Tue AND Fri: 3:30PM - 4:00PM
- by appoinment only-

TELEPHONE NUMBER: 01398 323285

Good to know


Covid-19 latest

We have received a lot of positive feedback from our clients regarding our appointment system which has been in place since the start of the pandemic. The main advantages of this system other than keeping us all safer, are:
  • no overcrowding of the car park
  • reduced waiting times
  • less stress for the animals
We therefore decided as a practice to stick to our appointment only system and not to return to open surgeries even in a post pandemic environment. We will therefore not be holding any more vaccination clinics. We are currently still not allowing any people in the building.
For full details please see our

Coronavirus Policy!

 


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 would also kindly ask you to order flea and tick treatments in advance to minimise waiting times. Thank you. 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.