Focus Site Project: Autogenus Vaccinations - Mycoplasma Bovis

Project aims:

  • The project aims to increase awareness of Mycoplasma Bovis as a disease which causes four main diseases in cattle; pneumonia, middle ear infections, mastitis and arthritis in any age of cattle.
  • Mycoplasma Bovis is mainly controlled through the use of antibiotics. This project will look at how effective an autogenous vaccine which is a custom made/specific to farm vaccine. There is no mass- produced vaccine available for mycoplasma Bovis.
  • This project will demonstrate the process needed to be undertaken to create a farm specific vaccine and ensure farmers are aware of other diseases which can be controlled through autogenous vaccinations.
  • The project will demonstrate a prevention approach to the disease.

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