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SALVEXIN®+B

A well-timed vaccination plan with Salvexin+B reduces the risk and consequences of a Salmonella disease outbreak. Good management practices combined with well-timed vaccination will greatly reduce the risk of disease though it will never be completely eliminated.  A preventative vaccination programme with Salvexin+B is best when tailored to your farm’'s requirements with the help of your vet. Vaccination is best timed ahead of the greatest risk period for your farm or region. The recommended vaccination timing differs for the two forms of disease, Enteric (Gut) and Brandenburg (Abortion) Salmonellosis.

RISK FACTORS FOR SALMONELLOSIS

  • Usually strikes without warning and spreads quickly. It’s difficult to predict when the disease will strike as Salmonella bacteria is present on most farms, just waiting for the right conditions to cause disease.  The first sign is usually the death of adult sheep.
  • Brandenburg disease is characterised by abortions and ewe deaths in late pregnancy, and this can cause crippling losses on farms in southern New Zealand.
  • Enteric (or gut) Salmonellosis is more common and can lead to significant capital losses in any, but especially, drier regions of the country.  It usually occurs 
    from early summer through to winter, however it has been reported in spring as well.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SALMONELLA

Various factors can trigger a Salmonella outbreak, including mustering, yarding, trucking, weather extremes, or a sudden change in nutrition.

Enteric Salmonellosis usually affects sheep from December through to July. There are many strains of Salmonella in the environment. In sheep, the main cause is Salmonella hindmarsh, and to a lesser extent S. typhimurium.