Managing disease in replacement rams

Replacement rams may introduce pests and diseases on to your property. To protect your farm and minimise the risk to your stock, purchase your replacement rams from a known and reliable disease-free source.

On arrival, your replacement rams should begin an immunisation program with a 6-in-1 vaccine. They will require 2 injections, 4 weeks apart, followed by an annual booster. This will provide lifetime protection against the following clostridial diseases:

  • tetanus
  • blackleg
  • malignant oedema (blood poisoning)
  • black disease
  • pulpy kidney.

It will also protect against cheesy gland (caseous lymphadenitis), which is also known as shearer's boils, yolk boils or CLA.

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