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Bovidec® is the tried and trusted BVD vaccine, and has a long track record of BVD control in both beef and dairy herds throughout the UK and Ireland. Outstanding farmer benefits include:
- 420 days foetal protection1.
- Single annual herd booster is recommended giving flexibility to dairy and beef suckler farmers.
- Active immunisation against both BVD Type I and II in calves.
- Vaccination can be completed up to just 7 days before service for extra flexibility.
When to use and why?
- In herds with little or no immunity, the spread of BVD can be devastating.
- The effects of BVD include increased infertility, abortions, neonatal deaths, mucosal disease, viral diarrhoea and deformed calves.
- Herds never exposed to BVD are particularly at risk.
- To limit the effects, increasing the immunity of cattle is advised.
- 2 vaccinations 3 weeks apart are required in the first year and should be completed up to 7 days prior to the mating start date.
- Studies have shown that administration of a single 4ml dose 14 months after the primary vaccination is sufficient to boost the serological response to BVD Type I.
- A single annual booster is recommended.
- The removal of persistently infected animals from the herd.
- Strict bio-security.
- A controlled BVD vaccination programme.
1 Active protection afforded by vaccination of calves against BVD Type I BVD
Bovidec contains inactivated BVD virus adjuvinated in quil A and preserved in thiomersal 0.013%. Advice on the use of this or alternative medicines must be sought from the medicine prescriber. Bovidec is a registered trademark of Novartis AG, Basle, Switzerland.
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