Following stock challenges earlier in the year, the company is now urging vets to encourage farmers to vaccinate their flocks with the vaccine to help protect the health and welfare of their ewes and prevent abortions during lambing.
- The vaccine can be used no later than four weeks before the rams go in
- Shearlings (one year plus) and older can be vaccinated within four months before topping
- Ewe lambs can be vaccinated with Cevac Chlamydia from five months of age
Roy Geary, regional director for Northern Europe at Ceva Animal Health, says: “While we realise that the temporary delay of Cevac Chlamydia has been inconvenient to our valued sheep farmers we would like to thank all our customers for their patience and support during this challenging time.
“The vaccine supply is now available in the UK for the latter end of the season. Farmers tupping later in October should therefore be encouraged to vaccinate their flocks to protect their ewes from this devastating disease.”
Fiona Lovatt, BVSc, PhD, FHEA, DSHP, DipECSRHM, FRCVS, past president of the Sheep Veterinary Society and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons recognised specialist in sheep health and production, adds: “It has been such a challenge recently to get hold of the vaccines and this has been incredibly frustrating for both sheep farmers and their vets.
“So, it is really very good news that there is new EAE vaccine stock available and it should be just about in time for those tupping later in October.
“An outbreak of EAE is devastating and vaccination is a key tool to protect ewes.”
Please order Cevac Chlamydia now through your usual wholesaler.