Bovine leptospirosis is a highly infectious bacterial disease and is widespread in Ireland with over 70% of dairy herds infected and approximately 80% of beef herds infected.
Leptospirosis can cause:
Poor calf performance
Leptospirosis is a danger to humans and is an occupational hazard. Leptospirosis is best controlled by vaccination to both reduce shedding from carrier animals AND to decrease the number of carriers in the herd.
2 ml Administration by subcutaneous injection, preferably in the neck. Shake the container well before withdrawing the dose.
Basic vaccination scheme:
2 doses of vaccine separated by a 4 to 6 week interval.
Revaccination scheme A single 2 ml dose on an annual basis.