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  • Joined May 2011
  • todmorden, lancs
« on: March 01, 2017, 02:55:45 pm »
I have miscalculated lambing timing this year and so what are your thoughts on giving 1st heptovac then 2nd booster 3 weeks after that which then means there will then only be 3 weeks to lambing ? I know it says 4 weeks between and then 4-6 weeks prior to lambing but is it better to do the above so they get both shots or is the timescale between injections the important thing ?
Thank you


  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Heptovac
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 03:27:52 pm »
Are they on a heptavac programme already?  (i.e. did they get two shots as lambs or older, followed by yearly boosters?).  If they are, the ewes will only need a single booster shot, 4-6 weeks before they lamb.

Does that help?
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  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Heptovac
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2017, 06:22:34 pm »
I would do now and the in 4 weeks even though it is closer to lambing.


  • Joined May 2011
  • todmorden, lancs
Re: Heptovac
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2017, 06:53:16 pm »
No they aren't on the system already.

Thanks for the replies


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Re: Heptovac
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2017, 07:08:19 pm »
Have you spoken to your vet? They should give advice free over the phone and they should be best placed to know how best this would work.

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