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Controlling Disease

Methods of controlling disease in dairy cattle will vary.

CONTROLLING DISEASE

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Methods of controlling disease in dairy cattle will vary. Often a combination of methods are required depending on the complexity of the indentified disease.

CONTROLLING BOVINE VIRAL DIARRHOEA (BVD)

Control of BVD has never been simpler. Thanks to new lab tests and effective BVD vaccination, BVD programmes can be easily set up to control and eradicate BVD on your farm.

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TOOLS TO CONTROL BVD INCLUDE:

TESTING AND CULLING TO:

  • Determine your herd’s current BVD disease status
  • Indentify PI cattle for culling
  • Diagnose and correct a breakdown in control early, to minimise any harm

BIOSECURITY

It is essential to protect your herd from the introduction of the virus. Measures include:

  • Testing all new stock coming onto the farm, e.g. service bulls and herd replacements
  • Improving fencing where necessary to prevent introduction from neighboring cattle

VACCINATION

Biosecurity without vaccination can be difficult and costly to achieve. Vaccination with Ultravac® BVD offers reliable insurance against PI’s and BVD losses.

Vaccination with Ultravac BVD is recommended to:

  • Prevent disease in young stock, calves are generally vaccinated from 3 months of age
  • Protect breeding stock by annual revaccination
  • Prevent foetal infection and the birth of PI’s (Persistently Infected or carrier calves)

CONTROLLING LEPTOSPIROSIS

  • Vaccination is the key to prevent leptospirosis in livestock.
  • If any of the following apply to you then your farm is high risk.
  • Autumn calving
  • High spring / summer rainfall
  • Surface water or flooding
  • Cross boundary water ways
  • Contact with unvaccinated cattle, sheep, pigs and deer
  • Off farm grazing
  • Uncontrolled rodent populations

Protect your herd against BVD

Protect your herd against Leptospirosis

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