Barber's Pole Worm vaccine

How to use in breeding ewes

For breeding ewes not previously vaccinated

V1: 8–9 weeks pre-lambing
V2: 4–5 weeks pre-lambing
V3: 1–2 weeks pre-lambing. This should be given with an effective pre-lambing drench to control scour worms as well as any early barbers pole worm and the ewes should be moved to a low worm-risk lambing paddock that has been prepared over the previous 6 months
V4: lamb marking
V5 onwards: after V4, give at 6-weekly intervals while protection is required

V=vaccination, the number (V1, V2….) refers to first, second (and so on) vaccination in the series given in one barbers pole worm season.

These Dorper ewes on a property near Glen Innes, NSW had consistently low worm egg counts during their course of Barbervax.


For breeding ewes vaccinated the previous year

V1: : 1–2 weeks pre-lambing. This should be given with an effective pre-lambing drench to control scour worms as well as any early barbers pole worm and the ewes should be moved to a prepared low worm-risk lambing paddock that has been prepared over the previous 6 months.
V2: lamb marking.
V3 - V6: after V2, give at 6-weekly intervals while protection is required.

V=vaccination, the number (V1, V2….) refers to first, second (and so on) vaccination in the series given in one barbers pole worm season.



Another example of low barbers pole worm egg counts following use of Barbervax. These Merino ewes on a property near Armidale had been vaccinated as hoggets the previous season.

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