Vaccination Programme for Sheep
This vaccination programme is a guidelines only. Please discuss a tailor-made programme for your farm with one of our veterinarians.
- Vaccinate annually before summer. Plan ahead for THREE SEPARATE vaccinations.
- Vaccinate ewes before mating and rams after mating
- Vaccinate lambs at 6 months
- Vaccinate ewes annually with alum type
- Vaccinate lambs at 2 - 3 months with oil type and again a month later with alum type.
- Repeat alum type 6 months later.
- Vaccinate all sheep annually in late summer.
- Vaccinate lambs twice (1 month interval)
- Vaccinate maiden ewes twice 4 -8 weeks before mating.
Rift Valley Fever
- Use live vaccine in non-pregnant animals over 6 months of age.
Brucella Rev. 1 (studs only)
- Vaccinate male lambs at weaning (2 -4 months).
ON PROBLEM FARMS vaccinate 4 -6 weeks before lambing for
- Blue Udder
Example of a Vaccination Programme
|6 Weeks prior to lambing||Glanvac 3 (contains Pulp Kidney, Tetanus and Caseous lymphadenitis)|
|3 Weeks prior to lambing||Vaccinate with a multi-clostridial vaccine e.g. Ultrachoice 7 Multiclos, Siteguard MLG|
|Early In spring||Start with Bluetongue vaccinations (A, B + C separately, 3 weeks apart|
|6 - 8 weeks of age (at marking)||Glanvac 3|
|4 – 6 weeks later (at weaning )||Glanvac 3|
- Best vaccination site: subcutaneously behind the ear where wool and bare skin meet.
- The first dose of inactivated vaccines should be followed up 4 -6 weeks later with a booster dose
- Vaccine anthelmintic combinations are often UNDERDOSED because body weight of ewes is underestimated (weigh the largest ewes to check)