Toxoplasmosis is said to be present on 100% of farms in NZ, so vaccination is key!
Summer is upon us and, while it would be nice to forget about lambing for a while, now is the time to start planning ahead for the next one!
As you are no doubt aware, toxoplasmosis and campylobacter are widespread and can have a significant impact on your lamb drop.
In fact, toxo is said to be present on 100% of farms in NZ*, so vaccination is key!
Quick facts about toxo
It is a protozoal infection spread in cat faeces;
It can cause abortion storms in unvaccinated mobs;
A ewe can abort 2 foetuses in what appear to be different stages of developement;
Usually the ewe is unaffected.
Quick facts about the vaccine
It only has a 10 day shelf life;
Orders for the vaccine need to be in 4 weeks prior to when it is needed;
Your order will be ready to pick up on a Wednesday;
Correct storage of the vaccine is between 2-8℃;
It is a live vaccine so take care not to inject yourself!
Once mixed, the vaccine must be used within 2 hours!