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Hollin Rigg Vets

J & JL Watkinson

Tel: 01969 623 107/ Fax: 01969 622026

Middleham Road, Leyburn, N Yorkshire, DL8 5HD

office@hollinriggvets.co.uk

Schmallenberg vaccine

 

You may have seen in the farming press that a provisionally licensed vaccine against the Schmallenberg virus is now available.

 

The duration of immunity is likely to be a year or so, but the initial course of vaccine for cattle is 2 doses (3 weeks apart) and for sheep 1 dose.

 

Cost is around £3 per dose. Only breeding females need the vaccine to protect the developing calf.