Vibriosis and Cattle Fertility

Vibriosis – is vaccination necessary?

Vibriosis, or Campylobacteriosis, is a venereal disease of cattle caused by a bacterium which lives in the lining of the reproductive tract. Vibriosis is wide spread throughout Australia. Vibrio can cause problems in both dairy and beef herds and leads to infertility and abortion in cattle.

Reduced conception rates especially in heifers are often seen after the introduction of an infected bull. In newly infected herds conception rates can be as low as 40%. This has a huge economic impact.

Vibrovax vaccine is your best defence. After a comprehensive Vibrovax® vaccination program, the effects of vibriosis will be minimised. However, a continuing vaccination program for bulls and heifers is highly recommended.