Barber's Pole Worm vaccine



How to use in lambs or hoggets

For lambs or hoggets not previously vaccinated

V1: The first Barbervax vaccination should be given at lamb marking
V2: The second Barbervax vaccination, 3–4 weeks later*
V3: The third Barbervax vaccination, 3–4 weeks later, generally at weaning. This should be given with an effective drench to control scour worms as well as any early barbers pole worm and the lambs should be moved to a prepared low worm-risk paddock, ideally where sheep have not grazed for 3 months.
V4: The fourth Barbervax vaccination, 6 weeks after the third vaccination.
V5: The fifth Barbervax vaccination, 6 weeks after the fourth.
V6: A sixth Barbervax vaccination may be required 6 weeks after the fifth if May is mild and wet.

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

*To avoid a special muster of ewes with lambs at foot, some may prefer to delay marking by a week and to wean a week earlier. That way V2 can be given at weaning and V3 to the newly weaned sheep 3 to 4 weeks later.

A typical response to vaccination from previously unvaccinated hoggets was recorded during the 2015 / 2016 summer from the Glen Innes district, NSW. The worm egg counts stayed low from November until the mid February, despite good rains in the district.


For hoggets vaccinated as lambs the previous year

V1: Give in November/December (earlier if spring is wet)
V2: after V1, 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.



A typical response to vaccination from hoggets first vaccinated when weaners was recorded near Armidale, NSW.



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