I have often been challenged by farmers who wonder is there any real need for a clostridial vaccination. How long does protection last for in the vaccinated dam? How long does protection last in the offspring? How is it that farmer X said he never vaccinates and yet never encounters any losses? How fast do these vaccines work?

In this article we will specifically look at these issues with a view to determining whether you should consider clostridial vaccination as part of your annual healthcare programme.