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Intervet/Schering-Plough raises awareness of cold weather livestock risks

29th December 2010

Intervet/Schering-Plough is offering advice to owners of livestock over the increased health risks posed by cold weather.

The animal health company has highlighted an upward trend in the number of sheep fatalities during the icy conditions seen in many regions, which is leading to a rise in killer diseases such as Pasteurella pneumonia and braxy.

Mairead O'Grady, veterinary adviser with Intervet/Schering-Plough, noted that Pasteurella pneumonia outbreaks can lead to the death of ten percent of a flock, while also stunting the further development of the surviving animals.

She stated that vaccine products such as Heptavac-P should therefore be utilised among at-risk animals, particularly those aged between six and ten months old.

"They should be given a primary injection followed by a booster four to six weeks later in order to ensure full immunity. Thereafter, an annual vaccination with Heptavac-P will maintain protection," Ms O'Grady said.

Earlier this month, Intervet/Schering-Plough signed a contract extension with supplier Destron Fearing, which provides the company with syringe and RFID microchip systems and readers.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-800315414-ADNFCR

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