Due to a potential ENZOOTIC ABORTION vaccine scarcity, Interchem are now able to supply an alternative vaccine - CEVAC Chlamydia - under a special licence.
A spokesperson for the firm told That's Farming that stocks are limited at this point but if you require any further information, you are advised to contact your local veterinary practitioner for further details.
What is Chlamydial abortion?
The two most common causes of abortion in sheep are chlamydial (enzootic) and toxoplasma abortion, according to Teagasc.
Chlamydial abortion is caused by a bacterium, Chlamydophila abortus, that spreads to the womb and afterbirth of an unprotected sheep and kills the developing lambs.
Aborted lambs, afterbirth and discharges from aborted ewes are heavily contaminated and can infect other pregnant sheep.
Non-pregnant female sheep - including new-born lambs - can pick up the infection from an aborting ewe and the organism will remain latent until the animal is 90 days pregnant and then become active, causing the animal to abort.
The disease can be brought into a clean flock through bringing in infected sheep that picked up the infection at lambing time.