IBR - An information leaflet for Irish farmers
There are four key steps to the herd’s control programme:
See the full AHI Information leaflet for more detailed information on each of these steps.
Vaccination Vaccination will be an important component of many control programmes. All vaccines licenced for use in Ireland are “marker” vaccines. Using the appropriate (gE) test, it is possible to distinguish infected from vaccinated animals, allowing the success of a control plan to be monitored. Marker vaccines may contain either live or dead (inactivated) vaccine virus. Decisions on vaccination strategies should be made in conjunction with your own veterinary practitioner. Note: Vaccinating an animal already infected with IBR will not remove an established latent infection. IBR in herds that breed bulls for A.I. and semen collection centres
Control of IBR in herds aiming to send bulls to semen collection centres requires additional careful planning and should be discussed in detail with the herd’s veterinary practitioner. This leaflet is an extract from the AHI IBR Information leaflet for farmers, advisors and vets which is available at www.animalhealthireland.ie.
Animals that have antibodies following infection or vaccination (with conventional or marker vaccines) against IBR cannot enter semen collection centres in Ireland
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