5 In 1 Vaccine Cattle

Vaccinations are an important part of disease prevention in an animal health program. Vaccinations need to be combined with specific management practices for best control of some diseases. Before embarking on a vaccination program for your herd, contact your veterinarian, stock inspector or beef adviser for up-to-date advice. The following table provides details about key vaccines used in Queensland herds. When administering vaccines, always follow the manufacturers’ instructions. For more information on handling, administering and storing vaccines see Principles of using vaccines. 5-in-1 covers five clostridial diseases, namely pulpy kidney (enterotoxaemia), black disease, tetanus, blackleg, and malignant oedema.

Description

Vaccinating your herd with a 5-in-1 vaccine prevents costly stock losses for around 35 cents a dose.

  • A 5-in-1 vaccine covers five of the most common diseases caused by species of the toxin-forming Clostridium bacteria.
  • A 7-in-1 vaccine may only be necessary if leptospirosis is an issue in breeding cow herds.
  • Initially cattle should be given two vaccinations four to six weeks apart followed by a single annual booster.

Vaccines for botulism, three-day sickness (ephemeral fever), tick fever and pestivirus very clearly indicate the main purpose of the vaccine, but what do you get when you purchase a 5-in-1 vaccine? 5-in-1 vaccine is probably the most commonly used vaccine in the Australian beef industry. It’s called ‘5-in-1’ vaccine because it includes protection against five clostridial diseases found throughout Australia: tetanus, pulpy kidney (enterotoxaemia), gas gangrene (malignant oedema), blackleg and Black’s disease.

Clostridial bacteria are very interesting. They survive as spores in the soil and only cause problems under certain conditions. The diseases themselves are not contagious between cattle but mini-outbreaks have occurred in certain instances. The diseases are usually fatal but can be readily prevented; prevention is far better than the cure.

Features of 5 In 1 Vaccine Cattle

  • Ultravac® 5in1 is a breakthrough in 5in1 technology.Zoetis’ unique ultra-filtration process creates a more pure vaccine that stimulates a targeted response by the immune system. This ensures rapid and effective protection against the dangerous clostridial diseases.
  • Ultravac® 5in1 represents a new generation of products. The ultra-filtration of the vaccine means that the recommended dose is 2mL for cattle and 1mL for sheep. This means less fridge space is required and fewer vaccine bottle changes are needed when vaccinating large numbers of stock.

Dosage and administration

  • Cattle, including calves
    2mL followed by a second dose of 2mL 4 weeks later.
  • Sheep, including lambs
    1mL followed by a second dose of 1mL 4 weeks later.
  • The first vaccination should be given at lamb marking or at 6 weeks of age for calves. A second dose should be given 4 to 6 weeks later. A booster dose given 12 months after the two basic doses of vaccine should confer lifelong immunity against blackleg and tetanus. However, further annual boosters are required to maintain immunity against black disease and malignant oedema.
  • More regular doses may be required to maintain immunity against enterotoxaemia (pulpy kidney). These are best given prior to seasonal challenge and advice from your local veterinarian is recommended.
  • Annual booster doses should be given around four weeks before calving or lambing to ensure that passive immunity is passed onto the new-born calf or lamb via the colostrum (first milk).
  • Vaccine can be used for 30 days after opening providing correct storage instructions are followed.
  • This product can be stored and used for up to 30 days after first opening. On each subsequent reuse, swab the opening with a suitable disinfectant (for example, methylated spirits) both before and after using. A sterile needle must be used each time product is removed. Store unused material upright, at 2°C to 8°C (refrigerated) and in the original cardboard packaging to protect from light.

Packaging

Pack sizesDose – Cattle 2mLDose – Sheep 1mL
50mL25 Doses50 Doses
100mL50 Doses100 Doses
250mL125 Doses250 Doses
500mL250 Doses500 Doses

Prices of 5 In 1 Vaccine Cattle

$56.00 – $149.50

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