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Livestock => Camelids => Topic started by: MandyB on March 16, 2021, 08:24:40 pm

Title: Lambivac?
Post by: MandyB on March 16, 2021, 08:24:40 pm
Hi I am getting some Lambivac as advised for my goats. I understand it has a very short shelf life of 10 hours and I wondered if I should use it on my 2 alpacas as well?
Does anyone use it on alpacas and what would the dosage be as I am struggling to find advice online ?
Thanks in advance for your wisdom!
Title: Re: Lambivac?
Post by: Anke on March 18, 2021, 06:07:25 pm
I think your vet may be the best advice, and isn't there an Alpaca veterinary society (there is for goats).
Title: Re: Lambivac?
Post by: Scarlet.Dragon on March 18, 2021, 09:17:58 pm
I'm with Anke on this.  Apart from anything else you need to know if the 4 clostridial covered by Lambivac (as opposed to the 7 contained in Heptavac) are relevant risk factors for Alpaca... if not then you would not be gaining anything and could be doing harm by vaccinating them.  If Lambivac isn't licensed for Alpaca, you also couldn't legally use it without a vet prescription and if you do, and you record it in your drugs acquisition, administration and disposal holding register then it could get you into trouble if/when you get an inspection.
Title: Re: Lambivac?
Post by: Anke on March 19, 2021, 10:51:57 am
If Lambivac isn't licensed for Alpaca, you also couldn't legally use it without a vet prescription and if you do, and you record it in your drugs acquisition, administration and disposal holding register then it could get you into trouble if/when you get an inspection.


Alpacas are not classified as livestock - therefore (as far as I know) no DEFRA/APHA inspections.
Title: Re: Lambivac?
Post by: Scarlet.Dragon on March 19, 2021, 08:50:24 pm
If Lambivac isn't licensed for Alpaca, you also couldn't legally use it without a vet prescription and if you do, and you record it in your drugs acquisition, administration and disposal holding register then it could get you into trouble if/when you get an inspection.


Alpacas are not classified as livestock - therefore (as far as I know) no DEFRA/APHA inspections.

True, however a holding register is required given that there's mention of goats as the reason for the Lambivac.  If administering any drugs on the holding, it's supposed to be in the register whether for livestock or other species in order to ensure that the totals add up in terms of what was acquired, what was used and what was disposed.