With the recent wide spread and much needed rainfall over much of the eastern Australia, many confinement-fed sheep are being turned out onto rapidly growing feed. Beware, this is the perfect time for clostridial diseases to become a real problem. Rapid changes in feed types can make the intestinal tract of animals the perfect environment for the proliferation of these deadly bacteria.
If you have not vaccinated recently, maybe now is the time to ensure you animal health program is up to date. An injection of a clostridial vaccine such as 5 in 1 or 6 in 1 can be a great insurance policy against potential losses.