Reports of shortages and supply issues of clostridial vaccines are cause for concern again this spring. Many farmers are struggling to get sufficient supply of these vaccines for their flocks from their usual suppliers. Prices have also increased. Reports suggest this is short-term however, it is advisable to plan ahead and consider alternative clostridial vaccines if your usual product is unavailable. A scarcity of Pasteurellosis vaccines is a concern also.
Vaccination planning and seeking advice from your vet on which product/s are best for you is key to managing this issue as well as possible. If you have not already done so, speak to your supplier or vets to gauge stocks and order in advance to ensure you are able to get what you need. Also, remember that a secondary injection is required for all clostridial vaccines. For best results, it is recommended to use the same vaccine product for both doses, so it is advisable to order enough to cover the second dose when purchasing the initial first dose.
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