Sheep Abortion Vaccine – supply update
August 4, 2023
September and October are the peak months for abortion vaccination and both MSD Animal Health, the makers of Toxovax and Ceva, the makers of Cevac Chlamydia, are likely to reach maximum capacity in these months and may not be able to supply 100% of product required. As these diseases cause the majority of abortions that we see, it’s important to consider how to ensure your flock is protected. We are advising, where possible, to bring vaccination forward into August.
Breeding ewes should be vaccinated between 4 months and 4 weeks prior to tupping, ewe lambs must be over 5 months of age for their first vaccination prior to tupping.
We understand that this regime will not suit everyone but for those that can, helping reduce the demand at peak time will help secure supply for everyone. Towcester Farm Vets have a promotion running on Toxovax for vaccine ordered and delivered in August – please contact the surgery for more details.