South Wairarapa Veterinary services are proud to be one of New Zealand's leading Leptosure® practices.

Even in fully vaccinated herds, a proportion of cows are shedding leptospirosis in their urine, and other potential carriers on the farm cannot be vaccinated (e.g. rats and mice).

Leptosure┬« is a risk management programme designed to both educate and enable farmers to protect themselves and  their staff from the risks of leptospirosis.

Comprehensive vaccination strategies and awareness of good management practices are critical in reducing the risk of leptospirosis on farms.

Recent studies have highlighted a link between age of calves at first vaccination and the risk of shedders in herds. We are aligning our recommended programmes to meet this risk