Interference with the development of immunity following vaccination can occur in certain circumstances :
Sheep & Goat Vaccines Available in the UK
Below is a list of all Ovine vaccines licensed for use in the UK (Correct as at 1st October 2013). Not all brands may be available depending upon marketing decisions by the various marketing license holders. Also, the content of individual vaccines may be changed so you are advised to check the current details for these vaccine brands at the Veterinary Medicines Directorate website (www.vmd.defra.gov.uk )
BT – Bluetongue
- Clostridium haemolyticum
- Clostridium novyi,
- Clostridium perfringens
- Clostridium septicum,
- Dichelobacter nodosus
– Louping Ill virus
– Mannheimia haemolytica
- Mycobacterium paratuberculosis
– Orf virus
– Pasteurella trehalosi
– Toxoplasma gondii
The skin at the injection site should be cleaned and wiped with spirit, and sterile syringes and needles should always be used . Repeated use of the same needle increases the risk of transmission of disease between animals and should be discouraged.
Vaccines should be handled with care, and every precaution should be taken to avoid accidental injection of the person administering the vaccine, or an assistant restraining the animal.
Vaccines that are oil-based cause a severe, painful swelling if self-injected and they can result in loss of a finger due to reduced blood supply caused by the vaccine.
Some live vaccines are potential harmful to people, for example toxoplasmosis vaccine should not be handled by pregnant women, young fertile women, or people with poor immune systems. Protective gloves and eye goggles should be worn when handling these vaccines.
Footrot vaccine - should not be given to dairy sheep
Toxoplasmosis vaccine - for slaughter for human consumption the withdrawal period is 6 weeks following vaccination
Updated October 2013