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  • Joined Jun 2009
Heptavac p question re lambs
« on: May 04, 2013, 05:14:23 pm »
Can someone please clarify for me whether our lambs need 2 doses of heptavac. the ewes were given their boosters prior to lambing, the subsequent lambs had a dose at 4wks, do we give them a 2nd dose after 4 wks?have read the bumf but I'm obviously a bit dim  :-[ .


  • Joined Apr 2011
Re: Heptavac p question re lambs
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2013, 05:21:39 pm »
I'm pretty sure it's two doses.
J xxx


  • Joined Feb 2011
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Re: Heptavac p question re lambs
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2013, 05:37:00 pm »
'Fraid so, always two doses the first year.

With Covexin-8 they used to suggest you could give lambs just one dose if you did it at a few weeks, the maternal antibodies acting as the first dose.  However I think even they now recommend two doses for lambs, irrespective of the maternal status.
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  • Joined Jun 2009
Re: Heptavac p question re lambs
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2013, 06:27:54 pm »
Thanks for that, I did wonder if the immunity from the ewe counted as 1st dose. Oh well  now know what our bank holiday activities are!! ;D


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