Pestigard® is the first vaccine for the prevention of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV), otherwise known as Bovine Pestivirus in cattle in Australia.
BVDV is a widespread disease throughout Australian cattle herds causing significant productivity loss by affecting the reproductive performance of the herd or increasing susceptibility to other common diseases.
The introduction of a Pestigard® vaccination program will reduce reproductive loss caused by BVDV. Pestigard® will also stimulate active immunity against BVDV which will assist in the reduction of losses associated with the Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) complex and other clinical diseases where BVDV is implicated.
A Pestigard® vaccination program can be conveniently integrated into existing management practices.
Use & dosage
Shake well before use and keep thoroughly mixed during use.
A 2ml dose is given via subcutaneous injection. Two doses should be given to unvaccinated cattle 4-6 weeks apart with annual boosters thereafter.
Immunity does not develop until 14 days after the 2nd dose. Safe for pregnant cattle.
Before vaccine is injected, the proposed site of inoculation on the animals skin may be cleaned by swabbing with cotton-wool soaked in an antiseptic solution, such as methylated spirits.