What is it?

Bovilis Bovipast RSP provides protection against viral and bacterial causes of pneumonia. RSV and PI3 are viruses often isolated in pneumonia in calves. Mannheimia haemolytica can often be the principal bacterial agent implicated in pneumonia. Bovilis Bovipast RSP provides the broadest protection against Mannheimia haemolytica

How to use:

Dose: 5 ml

Route of Administration: Subcutaneous use. Injection into the side of the neck.

Animals from approximately 2 weeks of age should receive two vaccinations separated by
an interval of approximately 4 weeks.

Booster doses: If booster doses are required, a single dose should be given approximately
2 weeks before each risk period (e.g., transport, introduction into a herd, change of housing).
The vaccine must be shaken well before use.

Bovilis Bovipast RSP can be administered on the same day as, but not mixed with Bovilis IBR Marker Live in cattle from 3 weeks of age onwards.

Withdrawal period(s): Zero days.

Why use Bovilis Bovipast RSP?

Year after year, in Ireland, respiratory disease continues to be the number one cause of
death in cattle greater than one month of age.

An episode of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) can have long-lasting effects. Studies have
shown that heifers with a history of respiratory disease had a 525L decrease in milk
production and a 15-day delay start in their first lactation. Beef calves can take 59 days
longer to finish if they have had pneumonia early in life.

One study found that Mannhemia haemolytica serotypes A1 and A6 account for 30% and
63% respectively of Mannhemia haemolytica infections. Bovilis Bovipast RSP provides the
broadest range of cover available against Mannheimia haemolytica, protecting against both
A1 and A6 serotypes.

How Does it Work:

Bovilis Bovipast RSP works by stimulating the body to produce antibodies against
Mannheimia haemolytica, RSV and PI3.

Mannheimia haemolytica bacteria need iron in order to reproduce and have iron-regulated
proteins (IRPs) present on their surfaces, which facilitate the absorption of iron.

When Mannheimia haemolytica bacteria reach the lungs in cattle vaccinated with Bovilis
Bovipast RSP, antibodies are already present. The antibodies attach to these IRPs,
hampering the intake of iron and leading to a reduction in bacteria numbers and clinical
signs of pneumonia.

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