VIMCO® Mastitis Vaccine
First and only mastitis vaccine USDA approved for use in dairy and meat goats.
VIMCO® targets Staphylococcus aureus and CNS (Coagulase Negative Staphylococci), the bacteria most commonly associated with mastitis.
Implementation of a mastitis control program is an essential step in improving milk quality and preventing infection.
- Fewer clinical and subclinical mastitis cases (minimizes the need for antibiotics and NSAIDs)
- A reduction in the severity of clinical signs (udder and milk aspect)
- Less discarded milk from high somatic cell counts
- Less bacterial shedding
- Fewer replacement animals required (fewer culls)
- Increased profits from milk production, reduces milk loss (from SCC)
- Healthier animals
- 10 mL (5 doses)
- 50 mL (25 doses)
- 100 mL (50 doses)
- How often is VIMCO® given?
- 2 doses annually
- When do I give it?
- 5 weeks prior to kidding; revaccinate 3 weeks after 1st dose
- What is the minimum age for vaccination?
- 28 weeks
- Where can I find peer-reviewed and technical documents?
Dosage & Administration
Store and transport between 35°F–46°F. Bring to room temperature (59°F–77°F) and shake well before use. Use a clean needle per animal.
All doses must be administered within 12 hours of opening bottle.
Available for sale in the US only. Cannot ship to PO Boxes or APO military addresses.
No returns on vaccines and cold products.
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Beth B from Indiana
The Premier team has been great to work with, but we are also undecided on continuing with this vaccine. In our first year of use (this year) we had one of 33 does go into anaphylactic shock 9 minutes after administration. Epinherine reversed the reaction but she aborted two days later. Premier helped us report the reaction to the manufacturer. No other serious reactions with other does, though about 1/4 to 1/3 had lethargy and inappetence as short as 30 minutes after administering. We hope the next round will be as safe, and that our SCC counts and mastitis indeed stay low this lactation. Definitely have something on hand to reverse anaphylaxis just in case (as we do with all vaccines.)
Shawn J from Kansas
I'm undecided on this product. During vaccinations we had a nanny go into anaphylaxis shock. We were able to bring her out of it. Also, several other nannies experienced rapid heart rates and heavy breathing. Working with product folks to better understand potential effects of this vaccine before we make a decision to continue its use.
Janessa T from North Carolina
A group of 4 of us decided to get this vaccine for our goat herds. Once receiving the vaccine the goats got sick. With 2 different herds there were goats ranging from just not moving around much and stargazing—to abortions in 2 animals. The other herds were too scared to give it to their animals. Now we have a bunch of vaccines we can’t use. Very sad all around. Not sure if we received a bad batch of product or if this vaccine really had no business around pregnant animals.
Ryan R from Pennsylvania
Premier was very helpful with shipping this product. A representative called me to make sure it was okay to ship this with my other items even though VIMCO needed refrigerated. They gave me other ground options but I chose to forfeit my warranty if it was not cold when arriving.
It arrived cold, so I wouldn’t hesitate again to have it shipped the same way. The ice packs were still completely frozen. Fast shipment and great packaging job.
Very nice company to deal with and great customer service!
DeAnna V from Minnesota
Life saver! We hadn’t had many problems with mastitis with our meat goats then one group had severe mastitis, including gangrene. Some presenting right away at kidding while others were a week or so post-kidding. We lost does and kids due to our outbreak. Vet recommended VIMCO so we vaccinated our next group to kid and made such a difference: none of our 70 does had mastitis! This is now part of our regular vaccination program.