VIMCO® Mastitis Vaccine
New! 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.
Note: Because an Air Service is required, vaccines and cold products cannot be combined with other items in order to qualify for FREE ground shipping. Learn More »
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Rebecca S from Maryland
If considering purchasing, please realize that it has a VERY short shelf life. Bought mine in February 2022 and it expired only 5 months later.
Raschel H from Nevada
We used this vaccine last year after my favorite doe had gotten mastitis really bad. We also have a handful of does that every year they get the staph pimples on their udder. I didn’t actually expect to see any results, was just hoping to avoid mastitis. However, last year not one of our does that normally get staph ON the udder, had it. It was so nice not having to treat that. This year we bought another round. We have about 50 head we treat, and we kid at 2 times of the year. The shipping sucks, so we just buy a years worth of the smaller bottles at 1 time.
Barbara F from California
This product has helped prevent low grade mastitis which has been a problem with our dry summers and the goats in lots of dust. The service I got was terrific! I got the right advice and a quick delivery. The product was kept cold very well.
Pamela H from Oregon
I hope this works, because it’s awfully expensive and has a short shelf life (most of our other vaccines are good for a couple years). I noticed there is a bare spot, minus hair, on all the goats that were vaccinated. It shows up when they are clipped, all in the same spot, so I know that’s what caused it.
For the person who is worried about having to throw it away after you use it, you should be able to keep it until the expiration date. Just make sure you use a clean needle to draw up, and always clean the top with alcohol before inserting a needle. What I like to do is use one needle, just changing syringes, to draw up several doses. I put a new needle on each syringe, so I am only tossing one needle when I’m done. Pushing it through the rubber stopper dulls it badly, so it’s best to change needles anyway.
Michael T from Illinois
This review is not on effectiveness of vaccine but shelf life! If you need two doses 3 weeks apart and don’t use all vaccine in the vial then basically you have to throw away unused vaccine, because after vial is punctured it is only good for 12 hours! And if you don’t buy several then the air freight on these will be exorbitant.