MSD Animal Health has announced a new claim for Bovilis BVD and Bovilis IBR Marker Live vaccines which means they can be mixed and administered in a single syringe.
MSD says the new mixing claim will offer significant advantages in herd health planning when controlling two of the more important infectious diseases in cattle.
Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) and Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) remain major threats to cattle health and productivity. Vaccinations are commonly given at housing and/or turnout, which are both busy times for veterinary surgeons and on the farm in the herd health planning calendar.
The mixed vaccines are suitable only for booster vaccinations of animals from 15 months of age previously vaccinated separately with Bovilis IBR Marker Live and Bovilis BVD. The mixed vaccine needs to be used within three hours.
MSD says the mixing procedure is clear and easy, but there is an instructional video here: http://www.msd-animal-health.co.uk/Mixing_bovilis_BVD_Bovilis_IBR-Marker_Live.aspx
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