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Pathogen management \ Vaccination
Species targeted: Dairy;
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Country: United Kingdom;
Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) is caused by Bovine herpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1), a highly infectious virus which spreads both directly (animal to animal and over short distances through the air), and indirectly (e.g. on clothing and equipment). Infection in naïve animals can result in respiratory signs, fever, milk drop and abortion. Bulk milk antibody testing shows that many dairy herds in the UK are chronically infected. Animals exposed to the virus become lifelong carriers and in times of stress, e.g calving, can start shedding virus. They ma/may not show signs of disease at this time, but they can infect others in the herd. A single dose of Rispoval IBR Marker Live followed up to 6 months later with a single dose of Rispoval IBR Marker Inactivated, allows for an annual vaccination programme using a single dose of Rispoval IBR Marker Inactivated. This checklist details the protocol for vaccinating your herd against IBR.