Over a number of years, advances in research, combined with field experience of using different IBR vaccines on farm, have led to changes in recommendations which may lead to some confusion.
What we now know, and what has been proven in the field since 2012, is that you can use Rispoval IBR Marker Live (the one you mix) in heifer calves from 3 months of age followed by Rispoval IBR Marker Inactivated (the one you don’t mix) within 6 months. The Rispoval IBR Marker Inactivated vaccine can then be repeated on a yearly basis.
NOW is the time to start heifer calves on the Rispoval Yearly IBR Programme. A single dose of Rispoval IBR Marker Live NOW will set up heifer calves to join the Rispoval Yearly IBR programme this coming winter.
We recommend starting the first single dose of Rispoval IBR Marker Live in heifer calves in June/July when they are over 3 months of age so they are fit to join the main herd vaccination with Rispoval IBR Marker Inactivated in November/December. This ensures all animals in the herd are protected from IBR from a young age, and provides a lifetime, whole herd approach for comprehensive IBR protection, including protection from abortion associated with the IBR virus.
This Rispoval Yearly IBR programme has been tried and tested in Ireland since 2012, with both vets and farmers nationwide confident from their experience that they can rely on Rispoval for IBR protection. Since 2012 the volume of Rispoval IBR Marker vaccines used in Ireland has increased 5 fold as more and more farmers are getting with the Rispoval Yearly IBR Programme.
Benefits of Rispoval Yearly IBR Programme
Lifetime herd approach
IBR Protection for all animals from a young age
Clear & simple programme
Reduction of virus shedding
Prevention of IBR abortion
Labour Saving as fewer vaccines required
Vaccination of the entire herd in December is both convenient and effective