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GlanEry® 7in1 B12 protects from ERYSIPELAS ARTHRITIS

Stop Lame Lambs from crippling Erysipelas arthritis

Ensure your lambs are ‘Fit to Load’

The infection rate may be as high as 50% leaving unsaleable lambs9

Protect your meat quality and reduce the tail of the mob

Have more lambs to sell

Affects most sheep flocks in Australia

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Erysipelas arthritis, is the most common cause of lame lambs on farm and results in significant losses both on farm and at the abattoir.

Losses on farm are due to:

Culling and early death

Poor growth rates & later turn off

Animals that are ‘unfit to load’

Reduced trading options

Saleyard discounting

Losses at the abattoir are due to:

Trim of each affected leg

Reduced HSCW (lighter carcases due to poor growth rates)

Full carcase condemnations

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Lamb processing


Erysipelas arthritis is caused by the bacterium Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae.

The bacteria enters the animal via open wounds.

Specific risk times include,

Grass seed infestations
Birth through the umbilical cord
Contaminated wounds
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The National Sheep Health Monitoring Project graph clearly shows that the incidence of sheep arthritis at abattoirs is high. Especially considering that lame sheep are not transported and are culled on farm.

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90% of Australia sheep are in NSW, Vic, SA and WA5. In these states nearly half of all sheep lines experienced arthritis-. For lambs it is over 20% of all lines10.

Your Farm is at Risk

Erysipelas bacteria are spread by sheep, pigs, kangaroos, wallabies, mice, and other mammals, as well as 30 species of birds and some insects. Given it is carried by so many animal species every farm is at risk12. Erysipelas can also infect humans.

Every farm is at risk and needs to be vaccinating with GlanEry 7in1 B12

GlanEry® 7in1 B12 protects from CHEESY GLAND (CLA)

Transmission of the disease occurs primarily during husbandry practices such as shearing, crutching and dipping.

Infective material comes from ruptured superficial abscesses and from pus coughed up from open lung lesions.

Direct contamination of other sheep may occur as they are crowded together or they may be indirectly infected by contact with contaminated dipping fluid or instruments.

In a moist environment, the bacteria can survive for many weeks.

CLA is a hidden disease that is hard to eliminate.

Affects most sheep flocks in Australia.

GlanEry® 7in1 B12 protects from the 5 MAIN CLOSTRIDIAL DISEASES

Tetanus + Pulpy Kidney + Black Disease + Blackleg + Malignant Oedema

Loss of isolated and multiple sheep and lambs

Naturally found in the environment throughout Australia

Causes sudden death

Affects most sheep flocks in Australia

GlanEry® 7in1 B12 is boosted with Vitamin B12

Clinical signs of Vitamin B12 deficiency in sheep include: decreased appetite, loss of bodyweight, retarded growth, reduced lactation, retarded wool production and anaemia.

In the later stages, emaciation, weakness and increased lacrimation may be observed.

Where the diet is only marginally deficient in cobalt, retarded growth and reduced wool production may be the only signs observed.

Protect your productivity and enhance growth rates for lambs and ewes through boosting with Vitamin B12.

Most sheep producing areas are susceptible to cobalt deficiency and will respond to supplementation.

Injectable Vitamin B12 is the most efficient and effective mode of supplementing lambs.

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Reference :

1. Paton et al, Effect of mulesing and shearing on the prevalence of Erysipelthrix rhusiopathiae arthritis in lambs, Aust Vet J, Vol 81, No 11, November 2003.
2. MLA 2016 An investigation of the potential link between arthritis and tail length in sheep, Project B.AHE.0238.
3. Ferguson E, Munro J (2014) Incidence over a 3 month period of Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae as a cause of polyarthritis in sheep carcasses in abattoirs in Southern NSW, The official Newsletter of the Australian Sheep Veterinarians.
4. Paton MW, et al. Prevalence of Caseous lymphadenitis and usage of Caseous lymphadenitis vaccine in sheep flocks. AVJ 2003; 81(1&2): 91–95.
5. AWI – Sheep numbers by state, 2019, retrieved from 2021 from
6. Lloyd et al (2018) Trimming and production losses associated with bacterial arthritis in lambs presented to an abattoir in southern Australia, Animal Production Science.
7. ABARES, National Trade Lamb Indicator at $8.07 per kg ctw, 2020 average.
8. Farquharson B (2007) Arthritis in Prime Lamb Sheep, A Review. MLA Project B.AHW.123.
9. Cross GM, Eamens GJ. Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae infection – Clinical and Gross Pathology, and Bacteriology. Australian Standard Diagnostic Techniques for Animal Diseases. 1987.CSIRO, 3-6
10. NSHMP Annual Report 2018-19, Animal Health Australia.
11. Hannam RJ, et al. Effect of vitamin B12 injections on the growth of young merino sheep. Aust J Agric Res 1980; 31:347–355
12. Wang et al, Erysipelthrix rhusiopathiae, Veterinary Microbiology 140 (2010) 405 - 417

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