By Dr. Michelle Arnold, DVM – Pinkeye or IBK (infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis) is a costly disease for cattle producers. The cost of treatment coupled with the fact that affected calves wean off on average 15-30 pounds lighter and bring less at the market due to corneal scarring make this disease a significant economic consideration. Despite all we know about how pinkeye develops, control programs are often only partially successful. In particular, pinkeye vaccines seem marginal at best in preventing outbreaks during the summer. It is important to understand that many factors are involved in the development of pinkeye including environment, season of the year, concurrent disease, the strain of bacteria involved, and the animal’s immune system. Once pinkeye begins, it is highly contagious and can spread rapidly within the herd. Careful attention to control of contributing factors and prompt treatment in the face of an outbreak are necessary to reduce the spread and limit the damaging effects of the disease.
Santa Cruz Animal Health offers a premium line of bovine Pinkeye vaccines for the prevention and control of infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis in cattle caused by Moraxella bovis. A variety of vaccines are available. See product details for vaccine use in cattle including calves, heifers, pregnant cows, bulls and dairy cattle. Choose from top selling products such as Piliguard® Pinkeye TriView, Piliguard® Pinkeye 7, Ocu Guard® MB 1, Pinkeye Shield® XT4, I SITE™ and SolidBac® Pinkeye IR PR Implants and dosing gun. Protect your cattle with Pinkeye vaccines from Santa Cruz Animal Health.
For the vaccination of healthy cattle as an aid in the prevention and control of pinkeye (infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis) caused by Moraxella bovis. SolidBac® Pinkeye IR/PR makes vaccination against pinkeye caused by Moraxella bovis an easy, one-step process. SolidBac Pinkeye IR/PR combines two, tiny antigen pellets — an Immediate Release (IR) pellet and a Programmed Release (PR) pellet – and delivers them simultaneously using the SoliDoser® applicator. Each channel of a 10-dose plastic clip contains a color-coded, dual-dose pelleted product. Using the SoliDoser® device, two tiny pellets are administered subcutaneously in the base of the ear or in the neck.
Uses/benefits of Pinkeye Vaccine For Cattle
SolidBac Pinkeye IR/PR is for the vaccination of healthy cattle as an aid in prevention and control of pinkeye (infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis) caused by Moraxella bovis .killed, and highly efficacious (over 90% effective) Moraxella bovis bacterin for the prevention and control of pinkeye (Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis) in healthy cattle. MAXI/GUARD Pinkeye Bacterin is very low in free endotoxin, easily syringable and free of injection site lesions.
- Proven protection against clostridial diseases
- Available as both a 3-way or 7-way clostridial, as well as in a combination of 7-way clostridia and Moraxella bovis (pinkeye)
- Unique DD-2™ adjuvant stimulates a strong immune response
- BQA compliant for both low dose and subcutaneous guidelines
Features of Pinkeye Vaccine For Cattle
- Season-Long Protection: For the best protection, vaccinate in the spring prior to the beginning of the fly season. The patented technology helps provide protection with the Immediate Release (IR) antigen pellet which is boostered automatically by the Programmed Release (PR) antigen pellet. The result is solid, season-long pinkeye protection with just one administration.
- Broad Spectrum Protection: Contains 8 different isolates of the pinkeye causing Moraxella bovis bacteria.
- Demonstrated in a recent challenge study to help prevent pinkeye in more than 90% of vaccinates.1
- Demonstrated in a recent challenge study to aid in reducing pinkeye damage by more than 96%, 6 days post-challenge.
- Includes dual phase Q and I pilus antigens
- The strains of Moraxella bovis that cause pinkeye have hair-like projections called pili that allow the bacteria to attach to the surface of the eye
- The Q pilus is responsible for initial attachment
- The I pilus allows for local persistence and maintenance of an established infection
- Bacterins with the Q and I pili help prevent attachment and maintenance of the pinkeye bacteria to the surface of the eye
- The patented SoliDose technology, helps provide protection with the Immediate Release (IR) antigen pellet and the Programmed Release (PR) antigen pellet automatically boosters the immune response to the IR pellet
- The result — helps provide 2-dose pinkeye protection with 1-dose convenience
- Each channel of a 10-dose plastic clip contains a color-coded, dual-dose pelleted product. Using the SoliDoser device, two tiny pellets are administered under the skin at the base of the ear or in the neck. The pink Immediate Release (IR) antigen pellet provides the initial dose. The white Programmed Release (PR) antigen pellet provides an automatic booster dose.
- Aids in the prevention and control of pinkeye (infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis) caused by Moraxella bovis with just one application
- Initial and booster doses are administered at the same time, resulting in less labor and reduced animal stress.
- No waste: Doses are pre-measured
- No mixing or spillage: Comes ready-to-use
- Flexible injection site locations: Subcutaneous in the base of the ear or in the neck
Using aseptic technique, inject a single 2-mL dose subcutaneously. Calves vaccinated under 3 months of age should be revaccinated at weaning or 4-6 months of age. A 2-mL booster dose is recommended annually.
For use in healthy cattle to aid in the prevention of pinkeye associated with infection by Moraxella bovis strains expressing pili similar to those expressed by isolates referred to by MSD Animal Health as Strains EPP 63, FLA 64 and SAH 38.
Prices of Pinkeye Vaccine For Cattle
$15.49 – $93.49