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Eryvac® for Sheep

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  • Eryvac® is registered for the control of Erysipelas polyarthritis in lambs and sheep. Erysipelas infection may result in damage to the joints of sheep leading to arthritis.

    • Control of Erysipelothrix arthritis in lambs through vaccination of their dams.
    • Ewes vaccinated as recommended will transfer passive immunity to their lambs through the colostrum or first milk.
  • For the control of erysipelas infection in lambs causing:

    • Inability to stand
    • Depression
    • Lameness and inability to walk

    Chronic arthritis caused by erysipelas leads to production losses due to poor body and wool growth.

  • Injection: 50mL, 250mL, 500mL (plastic packs).

    • Ewes: inject 1mL subcutaneously in the side of the neck just behind or below the base of the ear.
    • Give previously unvaccinated ewes a first dose at the time of joining; give a second dose about 4 weeks before the expected date of lambing.
    • Previously vaccinated ewes need only to be vaccinated 4 weeks before the expected date of lambing.
    • Ewes properly vaccinated should pass temporary immunity to their lambs in the colostrum, such lambs should be protected for the first 6 to 8 weeks of their lives.
    • This product can be stored and used for up to 30 days after first opening. On each subsequent reuse, swab the opening with a suitable disinfectant (for example, methylated spirits) both before and after using. A sterile needle must be used each time product is removed. Store unused material upright, at 2oC to 8oC (refrigerated) and in the original cardboard packaging to protect from light.
    • Localised swelling may develop at the injection site and a firm nodular lump may persist for some weeks or even months.
    • Storage:
      Store at 2oC to 8ºC (refrigerate. Do not freeze.) Protect from light.
    • Withholding period:
      NIL
    • Schedule:
      NIL
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