This product has been shown to be effective for the vaccination of healthy sheep against tetanus, enterotoxemia associated with Clostridium perfringens
Type D, and caseous lymphadenitis (CLA) associated with Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis
This product is a detoxified and purified whole culture of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis.
CLA is a chronic disease of sheep, goats, and other small ruminants in which clinical signs and lesions may not be seen for several months after infection. Causative bacteria can settle on skin, allowing exposure through wounds, then migrating to lymph nodes. Pulmonary transfer can also occur, especially in crowded conditions. CLA presents with both internal and external abscesses and lesions.
Clostridiumte tani and Clostridium perfringens Type D are found in normal gut flora of farm animals. Tetanus occurs when the bacteria gains entry into wounds in unvaccinated animals. Overeating disease can occur in ruminants after overgrowth of Clostridium perfringens Type D occurs following an acidosis event from grain overload or ingestion of a high starch diet.
This product was licensed prior to the requirement to establish a minimum age for use. The duration of immunity is unknown. Safety in pregnant animals is unknown.