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Sheep Vaccine Storage and Handling Instructional Videos

Clostridial and Cheesy Gland Protection

Glanvac 6S B12 protects your lambs carcass quality and future wool clip against CLA (Cheesy Gland)

Glanvac 6S B12 vaccine is to be used in lambs for the prevention of sudden death from Clostridial Diseases:
    • Enterotoxaemia (Pulpy kidney disease)
    • Tetanus
    • Black Leg
    • Black Disease
    • Malignant Oedema
Glanvac 6S B12 supplements Vitamin B12 which is vital for energy production, maximising growth rates and wool growth
Glanvac 6S B12 supplements Selenium which is an essential antioxidant necessary for neutralising toxic substances produced by the body’s cells during normal metabolism.
Selenium deficiency can be severe, resulting in white muscle disease or sub clinical, causing reduced productivity and low conception rates.
Tried and tested in Australian grazing conditions over many years.

Glanvac 6S B12

The Glanvac Range

 Glanvac© 6S B12
Glanvac 6 B12
Glanvac 6S
Glanvac 6
 Glanvac© 3S B12
Glanvac 3 B12
Glanvac 3S
Glanvac 3

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Glanvac Range

Glanvac 1mL SafeShot Vaccinator Instructional Video

Erysipelas Arthritis Protection

Eryvac is used to protect lambs and other sheep from Erysipelas spp. causing crippling arthritis
Erysipelas is a soil borne bacteria that enters umbilical cord or wounds infecting the leg joints causing inflammation, resulting in arthritic crippled lambs
Eryvac can be used in ewes to protect the lambs through maternal antibody transfer in colostrum milk
The infection rate may be as high as 25% of the lambs, leaving the afflicted animals unsaleable or transportable
Eryvac can be used in lambs to stimulate the individual animal’s immune system to protect them for a longer period of time
Tried and tested in Australian grazing conditions over many years


  • We significantly improved the amount of lambs that we send to market every year

    Paul Routley - Farm Owner, NSW


  • Over the past few decades the Australian Sheep industry has relied on efficiency, animal welfare and advances in veterinary medicine to drive productivity
  • Producers are constantly looking at new and innovative ways to increase the productivity and profitability of their enterprises
  • The Glanvac Eryvac Dual Vaccinator is a revolutionary new design that allows simultaneous administration of the Glanvac range of vaccines with Eryvac through best practice technology in an easy to use ergonomic device


Glanvac+Eryvac Dual Vaccinator Instructional Video

Ovine Johne's Disease Protection

Gudair is used to protect lambs and adult sheep from Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosi causing Ovine Johne's disease (OJD)
Unexpected, early death of sheep is a high cost of low to high OJD areas. All new sheep should be pre-vaccinated with Gudair for protection
Gudair is a KILLED vaccine in a single 1ml dose giving lifetime protection
Gudair prevents OJD and reduces bacterial shedding by 90%

The Gudair Sekurus applicator with 1/4 inch needles is recommended to safely inject Gudair with animals being correctly restrained for vaccination
Vaccinate lambs at 4–16 weeks to be “approved vaccinate” as they have very low risk of prior infection
Presale vaccinated animals may be more desirable to potential buyers resulting in an increased sale value
Tried and tested in Australian grazing conditions over many years.


  • To vaccinate with Gudair is very important, because it gives you that protection; gives the buyers the protection - they can buy with confidence

    Peter Meyer - Merino Breeder, SA

Click here for the Gudair Human Adverse Event Fact Sheet.

The Gudair Sekurus 1ml Safety Vaccinator

Unique safety features that minimise the risk of self injection

  • The safety of the administrator when using Gudair is paramount - the Gudair Sekurus vaccinator provides this.
  • Producers are vitally aware of the welfare of their livestock – the Gudair Sekurus vaccinator delivers best practice vaccination.
  • The superior safety, functionality and ease of use make the 1mL fixed Sekurus vaccinator the smart choice for anyone using Gudair.
  • Its unique safety features minimise the risk of self-injection without compromising efficiency.


Gudair 1mL Sekurus Safety Vaccinator Instructional Video

Gudair Human Adverse Events Prevention and First Steps

Scabby Mouth Protection

Scabigard is used to protect lambs and other sheep from Parapoxvirus which causes Scabby mouth disease (Orf)
A Scabigard vaccination program is proven to prevent scabs that commonly form on the lips, face, feet, teats, udders and the poll of ewes caused by scabby mouth
All animals from naïve farms will require vaccination on to an infected property
Scabigard is a highly effective LIVE vaccine that is given as a scratch on the inside of the front leg
Retreatment every 12 months in high risk areas

Scabigard is a requirement in many live export protocols
Safe for use at all stages of pregnancy and all ages of sheep but it is recommended that vaccination should be completed at least 6-8 weeks prior to expected lambing so as not to place the lambs at risk of disease.
Tried and tested in Australian grazing conditions over many years
Ensure Work Health Safety procedures are followed on farm to reduce the risk of human exposure as Scabby mouth is a zoonotic disease. there is an increased risk when handling infected sheep and when using Scabigard incorrectly.


Scabigard 1

Scabigard 2

Scratch site on day of vaccination, no "takes" formed

Scratch 1

Scratch site day 11 post vaccination, "takes" have formed indicating successful vaccination

Scratch 2

Scabigard Original & EziGrip Vaccinators Instructional Video

Zoetis Adverse Event Instructional Video

Internal Parasite Protection

To prevent significant production losses and death from occurring, lambs should be routinely monitored to assess worm burdens, to establish infection trends, and to assist with the selection of the most effective treatment.
Infected sheep may show some or all of the following clinical signs:

  • scours
  • death
  • lethargy
  • emaciation
  • anaemia
  • weakness
  • bottle jaw
  • tender fleece

To prevent this situation from occurring, sheep should be routinely monitored to assess worm burdens to establish infection trends, then this information is used to assist with the selection of the most effective treatment.


Management Decisions

A worm management program includes:

Using the most effective drench
Pasture management to minimise worm burdens
Spell pastures and/or full tillage to reduce worm burdens
Add a cattle grazing cycle to reduce worm burdens
Genetic selection for worm resistant bloodline
Graze younger stock on cleaner pastures
Worm egg counts to determine if a drench is required
Larval culture to determine the most appropriate drench

#understanding the mob’s drench resistance status is imperative to ensure a selected drench is effective – the most expensive drench is the ineffective drench

Worm Egg Test Kit


Sheep Internal Parasites & Best Practice Worm Monitoring

Startect Oral Drench

Contains the newest active ingredient with a unique mode of action (Derquantel) in combination with highly effective ML, Abamectin


14 day Meat WHP & 28 day ESI (Export Slaughter Interval) provides speed to market and trading flexibility7
Proven to be over 99% effective in over 200 local farm trials, even killing multi-resistant worms5,6
Delivers a new level of confidence when it comes to drenching and staying a step ahead of resistance
  • With its proactive dual drench technology, it's the first new class of drench to be released in combination to "Protect", "Prolong" and "Progress"

Startect Drench Applicator Instructional Video


1. Meat and Livestock Australia. Priority list of endemic diseases for the red meat industries. Published March 2015. Project code B.AHE.0010.

2. National Sheep Health Monitoring Project (2013). Animal Health Australia. Zoetis data on file.

3. Meat and Livestock Australia. Western Australia’s Sheep Meat Supply Chain - Supplier profile and behavioural segmentation. Published August 2015. Project code P.PSH.0724.

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. Little PR et al. Efficacy of a combined oral formulation of derquantel-abamectin against the adult and larval stages of nematodes in sheep, including anthelmintic resistant strains. Vet Parasitol 2011; 181: 180–93.

6. Leathwick DM. Modelling the benefits of a new class of anthelmintic in combination. Vet Parasitol 2012; 186: 93–100.

7. Leathwick DM. Managing anthelmintic resistance – parasite fitness, drug use strategy and the potential for reversion to susceptibility. Vet Parasitol 2013; 198: 145–53.

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