As the Summer months approach, its time to consider protecting your cattle ahead of the grazing period. With that, we have administration videos for some of our products typically used while cattle are at grass. For more information on any of these products, talk to your vet.
Tribovax 10 is a “10 in 1” clostridial vaccine that provides broad protection against ten clostridial bacteria namely C. perfringens type A, B, C & D, C. novyi, C. septicum, C. tetani, C. sordellii, C. haemolyticum and C. chauvoei; the causes of blackleg, tetanus, malignant oedema, black disease, ‘sudden death syndrome’ (caused by C. sordellii), bacterial redwater and enterotoxaemia in cattle.
How to use Tribovax 10
- The primary course involves 2 injections given 4-6 weeks apart and can given to calves from 2 weeks of age
- 1 injection is not enough as it is an inactivated vaccine and would provide little or no immunity
- Single boosters are then given at 6-12 month intervals depending on the risk profile of the batch of animals
- It is a 2 ml dose in cattle and 1 ml dose in sheep and should be given under the skin (recommended in the loose skin on the side of the neck)
- Shake well before-hand and use within 8 hours of opening the bottle
- Change needles regularly while injecting
Start calves now on their two injection primary course and give weanlings their booster injection of Tribovax 10 (provided they received their full primary course within the last 12 months).
The ideal approach to controlling lungworms, gut worms and stomach worms is to use a wormer that allows some exposure to the worm larvae but kills adult worms before they cause clinical signs of disease.
Repidose bolus provides season long protection. The product’s pulse release mechanism strategically releases a dose of oxfendazole into the animal’s system every 21 days. The pulse release system prevents clinical signs of disease by killing worms every 21 days while at the same time enabling the animal to generate immunity to gut worms and lungworm. With 21 weeks cover the bolus is ideally suited to grass-based systems especially replacement heifers.
Repidose is the only bolus on the market for the prevention and treatment of lungworm, stomach worms and gut worms. The bolus is divided into seven individual compartments or chambers. Every three weeks, a therapeutic dose of the anthelmintic oxfendazole is released into the animal’s gut. This kills worms at all stages of development.
How to use Repidose Bolus
- Target weight at time of administration: 100kg – 400 kg
- Active ingredient: Oxfendazole
- 1 bolus per animal
- Withdrawal periods: Meat & Milk – 7 months. Do not administer to cattle producing milk for human consumption
Butox Pour On
Mild weather combined with rainfall provides the perfect environment for nuisance flies to multiply. Flies can cause a state of unease in the parlour leading to occasions of flying clusters. Flies can interfere with the grazing routine of cattle and this may cause a reduction in milk and butterfat production. Their impact does not end there, they are all capable of transmitting viruses, bacteria and certain parasites.
How to use Butox Pour-On
- Indicated for the control of flies and lice in cattle.
- Active ingredient: Deltramethrin
- Withdrawal periods: Meat – 18 days. Milk – 12 hours. In dairy herds, we advise to administer after evening milking.
- Pour the dose along the animal’s spine from the base of the head to the tail.
- The person applying should wear gloves.
- For fly control, a single application provides protection for 6 to 10 weeks (depending on the infestation, fly species and weather). If flies remain an issue thereafter, it is advised to repeat the application.