The economic impact of losses due to pasteurellosis and clostridial diseases can be devastating. Lamb deaths are only part of the loss. Even surviving lambs are liable to suffer long term losses in condition and weight. While they may look perfectly well, unseen damage to the lungs is common after pneumonia strikes and only becomes apparent when reduced performance leads to later or fewer finished lambs1.
Heptavac P Plus is used for the active immunisation of sheep as an aid in the control of clostridial diseases and pasteurellosis in sheep. Heptavac P Plus contains antigens from six clostridial species and antigens from the most important serotypes of Mannheimia haemolytica and Pasteurella trehalosi.
Suspension for injection
Clostridium perfringens beta toxoid inducing ≥ 10 IU
Clostridium perfringens epsilon toxoid inducing ≥ 5 IU
Clostridium septicum toxoid inducing ≥ 2.5 IU
Clostridium tetani toxoid inducing ≥ 2.5 IU
Clostridium novyi toxoid inducing ≥ 3.5 IU
Clostridium chauvoei cells and equivalent toxoid inducing ≥ 0.5 guinea pig PD90
Formalin killed cells of the epidemiologically most important serotypes of Mannheimia haemolytica and Pasteurella trehalosi grown under iron restricted conditions: 5x108 cells per strain.
Indications for use
For the active immunisation of sheep as an aid in the control of lamb dysentery, pulpy kidney, struck, tetanus, braxy, blackleg, black disease, clostridial metritis caused by Clostridium perfringens types B, C and D, Cl.septicum, Cl.novyi, Cl.chauvoei and Cl.tetani. The vaccine may be used as an aid in the control of pneumonic pasteurellosis in sheep of all ages from a minimum age of 3 weeks and in the control of systemic pasteurellosis in weaned fattening and breeding sheep.
The vaccine may be used in pregnant ewes as an aid in the control of lamb dysentery, pulpy kidney, tetanus and pasteurellosis in their lambs provided that the lambs receive sufficient immune colostrum during the first 1-2 days of life.
It is essential to give replacement ewes (and rams) two 2 ml doses, 4 to 6 weeks apart when they join the flock. An annual booster dose is also required 4-6 weeks pre lambing to maintain the ewe’s immunity and to provide high levels of antibodies that can be passed on to her lambs via the colostrum.
Sheep - meat 0 days
Low density polyethylene containers of 50, 100, 250 or 500 ml with rubber closure and aluminium cap.
For full information please refer to the product data sheet. Further information is available on request.
If you are not the prescribing veterinary surgeon, advice should be sought from the medicine prescriber.
Use Medicines Responsibly.
Date of preparation: November 2020
1. Lima et al. (2020). Sustainable lamb production: Evaluation of factors affecting lamb growth using hierarchical, cross classified and multiple memberships models Preventative Veterinary Medicine; 174 (2020) 104822