Mastitis is considered one of the most important diseases in the diary industry due to the associated decrease in milk yields, increased cull rates and vet bills. It is often overlooked that these problems also apply to the sheep and goat diary industries, as well as commercial sheep flocks or goat herds.
When you think about the cost of rearing lambs/kids and replacing either a breeding or milking dam, it is definitely a disease that would be cost effective to prevent.
HIPRA have developed a new vaccine available for sheep and goats that can help you to protect your animals from the most common pathogens involved in small ruminant mastitis: Staph aureus, which accounts for the majority of clinical cases; and coagulase negative Staphylococci (CNS) which is the primary bacteria involved in subclinical infections.
Join us on Wednesday 24th October at 7pm in the Langford Inn, Langford where Hipra will explain more about their new vaccine Vimco, and how it may be of benefit to you.
Our new Clinical Lead James Adams will then do a 20 minute presentation about the importance of neonatal care of kids and lambs.
Call the practice today on 01934 852650 to secure your place or book here.