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Veterinary Vaccines for large animals

McElwee Pharmacy O’Connell Square has always been renowned for top class veterinary advice for large animals. 

We remain the most competitive supplier of veterinary vaccines for cattle and our advice has been trusted for years. We also provide the right advice when it comes to worming and fluke control  

So for better value and the right advice - come to us or call 057 8624255 and ask for the veterinary department. 

Some of our vaccines on consistently good deals:

1. Rispoval IBR Live – 50 Dose / 10 Dose

For the active immunisation of cattle against Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR), to reduce virus shedding and clinical signs including, in female cattle, abortions associated with BHV-1 infection. A reduction in abortions associated with BHV-1 infection has been demonstrated during the second trimester of gestation following challenge 28 days after vaccination. Onset of immunity: 4 weeks (at the latest) after completion of the primary course of vaccination, as demonstrated by challenge. Duration of immunity: 6 months.

2. Rispoval Inactive – 50 Dose / 10 Dose

For the active immunisation of cattle against Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) to reduce the clinical signs and virus shedding and, in female cattle, to prevent abortions associated with BHV-1 infection. The vaccination of pregnant cattle will prevent abortion associated with BHV-1 infection as demonstrated during the second trimester of gestation following challenge 28 days after vaccination.
For use once yearly after initial administration of live vaccine

3. Rispoval (RS Pi3) Intranasal – 5 Dose / 25 Dose

Rispoval (RS Pi3) Intranasal is a unique and convenient vaccine to protect cattle of all ages against 2 of the most common causes of virus pneumonia. BRSV and Pi3 are recognised as very important in the cattle pneumonia disease complex. Rispoval (RS Pi3) Intranasal is a simple intranasal vaccination that provides protection against BRSV within 5 days of administration. There is no other vaccine available in Ireland that can provide protection against virus pneumonia caused by BRSV within 5 days.

4. Rispoval 3 – 5 Dose

Rispoval 3 is a multi-valent vaccine for respiratory disease. It is for the active immunisation of cattle over 12 weeks of age to protect against RSV, Pi3 and BVD viruses.

5. Spirovac – 5 Dose / 25 Dose

Spirovac® is for vaccination of healthy cattle four weeks of age or older, including those pregnant and/or lactating, for the prevention of infection by Leptospira borgpetersenii serovar hardjo-bovis, including reproductive and renal tract colonization, and urinary shedding for up to 12 months. Vaccination with Spirovac also aids in the prevention of foetal infection. Spirovac contains chemically inactivated whole cultures of L. borgpetersenii serovar hardjo type hardjo-bovis.

6. Blackleg Vaccine – 50ml

Pfizer blackleg vaccine is designed to stimulate an active immunity against Blackleg (Clostridium chauvoei infection) in cattle and sheep. For cattle give doses of 2ml administered six weeks apart. For sheep give 2 doses of 1ml administered six weeks.

7. Bovilis IBR Marker Live – 5 Dose / 10 Dose / 25 Dose / 50 Dose

Bovilis IBR Marker Live is a live, attenuated marker vaccine per dose containing at least 5.7 log10 TCID50 of gE− BHV-1 strain GK/D. Traces of antibiotics and cell debris can be present as remnant from the antigen production.
For the active immunisation of cattle to reduce the intensity and duration of the clinical respiratory signs induced by an infection with BHV-1 and to reduce nasal excretion of field virus.

8. Bovilis BVD – 5 Dose / 10 Dose / 25 Dose / 50 Dose

Bovilis BVD is an inactivated vaccine containing BVD virus strain C86. For active immunisation of cows and heifers to protect the foetus against trans-placental infection with Bovine Viral Diarrhoea virus.

9. Bovilis Ringvac – 5 Dose

For active immunisation of cattle to reduce clinical signs of ringworm caused by Trichophyton verrucosum (prophylactic dose) and to shorten the recovery time of infected cattle showing clinical signs of ringworm (therapeutic dose).
Onset of immunity has been demonstrated at 3 weeks after completion of the recommended course.
The duration of protection has not been determined but experience of use in the field suggests that after the recommended course has been completed cattle continue to be protected without re-vaccination.

10. Bovipast – 10 Dose

Calf pneumonia is widespread and complex. Many factors contribute to its onset, including poor ventilation, underfeeding, stress and the mixing of age groups, but ultimately the disease results from bacteria and viruses infecting calf lungs.
Vaccination will maximise the calf’s immunity against infection and provide a solid defence against the pathogens it faces. But choosing which pathogens to vaccinate against is almost as important as the decision to vaccinate in the first place.
Which bacteria and viruses should your vaccine cover?
The combination vaccine Bovilis Bovipast RSP was specifically created to help protect against some of the most harmful pathogens encountered in Irish calf pneumonia:
Mannheimia (Pasteurella) Haemolytica
RSV – Respiratory Syncytial Virus
PI3 – Parainfluenza 3 Virus
Bovilis Bovipast RSP was the first – and remains the only – vaccine to combine protection against both bacteria and viruses.

11. Bovivac S – 10 Dose

Bovivac S is a suspension for injection containing inactivated cells of Salmonella Dublin, strain S342/70 (1 x 109 cells/ml) and inactivated cells of Salmonella typhimurium, strain S341/70 (1 x 109 cells/ml).

12. Leptavoid H – 20ml / 50ml

Leptavoid-H is for the vaccination of cattle against Leptospira interrogans serovar hardjo (hardjo Prajitno) and L. borgpetersenii serovar hardjo (hardjo Bovis). Dose is 2ml under the skin. Two injections, with an interval of 4 weeks between doses should be given for the primary course. Ideally the course should be completed in the spring with an annual booster every year.

13. Rotavec – 5 Dose / 20 Dose

For the active immunisation of pregnant cows and heifers to raise antibodies against E. coli adhesin F5 (K99) antigen, rotavirus and coronavirus.
While calves are fed colostrum from vaccinated cows during the first two to four weeks of life, these antibodies have been demonstrated to:
Reduce the severity of diarrhoea caused by E. coli F5 (K99).
Reduce the incidence of scours caused by rotavirus.
Reduce the shedding of virus by calves infected with rotavirus or coronavirus.
Onset of Immunity: Passive protection against all active substances will commence from the start of colostrum feeding. Duration of Immunity: In calves artificially fed with pooled colostrum, protection will continue until colostrum feeding ceases. In naturally suckled calves, protection against rotavirus will persist for at least 7 days and against coronavirus for at least 14 days. Requires prescription. 

14. Enzovax

For the active immunisation of susceptible female breeding sheep to reduce abortion caused by Chlamydophila abortus infection.

15. Toxovax

Uses For the active immunisation of susceptible breeding female sheep to reduce the effects of infection by Toxoplasma gondii, namely early embryonic death, barrenness and abortion.
Vaccination with Toxovax is known to protect for at least two lambing seasons

16. Bovidec BVD – 5 Dose / 50 Dose

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.

Dosage – 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.

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