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.
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 »
Extra Label Drug Usage
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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.
Anna G from Minnesota
Good product, happy to have something goat specific. Customer service wasn’t super helpful. I meant to buy 3 but only selected 2. I called within and hour or two asking to add the additional bottle and they wouldn’t do it even though it hadn’t shipped yet. I’d rather not pay another $40 shipping fee for 1 tiny vial.
Shannon R from New York
We are hoping that the vaccine is effective against mastitis. One of our farm advisors says that it is working on other farms so we used it to vaccinate our sheep flock this year.
The only complaint we have about the order is that the vaccine is only available in small vials to dose 5 animals at a time. That meant buying many, many vials to cover the entire flock twice. Perhaps Premier 1 is waiting to see if customers will buy it before providing larger vials? A vial that would provide enough vaccine for 25 or 50 sheep would be appreciated as it cuts down on the time spent vaccinating. Time is what we have the least of.
Deborah L from Missouri
When I ordered this I ordered just 1 but I needed 2. So I called and they said I had to order it separate.