Enterotoxaemia disease is usually seen in animals of one to three months age, although it can affect them at any age. This disease is mostly observed in the months of May, June & July. The disease is more often observed when the animals graze in the fields of pea, barley and corn or they are given high grain ration with less volume of leafy material to graze. It can cause death in 10-20% animals. The affected animals are difficult to treat; therefore, it is necessary to vaccinate animals before the disease strikes them.
The flock of diseased animals should be given no feed for 2 days. Then give small volumes of grass for grazing increasing gradually. Grains and grazing in post harvest fields should be avoided.
The vaccine contains Toxoid & Bacterin of Clostridium perfringens Type ‘D’ adjuvanted with Aluminium Hydroxide Gel. Each dose contains CFU of inactivated organisms of Clostridium perfringens Type ‘D’. This vaccine is used for providing prophylactic protection against Enterotoxaemia disease in sheep & goats, which is caused by toxins of Clostridium perfringens Type ‘D’.
VACCINE SCHEDULE :
Before the start of disease season, vaccination with Enterotoxaemia vaccine should be done twice at 15 days intervals .
Pregnant animals should be vaccinated twice 15 days apart at least one month before delivery. This method confers protection to lambs up to 2 months age. All unvaccinated animals should be immediately vaccinated if the disease outbreak is noticed.
Shake the vaccine well and inject 2.0 ml per animal subcutaneously in the neck region
50 dose vial.
DURATION OF IMMUNITY :
In most animals, vaccination two times at 15 days interval results in protection for 9 months or more. Revaccination (once) after 9 months assures full protection for one year. In vaccinated animals also, the disease may strike, but it is very mild in nature.
Vaccine should be stored at 20-80C in cold store/refrigerator protected from light.Do not freeze.