Issue 51 - Johne’s Disease vaccination of cattle



Veterinary practitioners are reminded of the requirements regarding Johne’s disease vaccination of cattle.

  • In NSW, Silirum® Vaccine can only be supplied on the authority of the NSW Chief Veterinary Officer to approved people or their approved veterinarian.
  • All animals vaccinated with Silirum® Vaccine MUST be positively identified as Silirum® vaccinated animals by application of a 3 hole punch preferably administered in the right ear.
  • The person administering the vaccine MUST inform the National Livestock Information System (NLIS) database of animals which have been vaccinated.
  • To apply for an authority to vaccinate, go to the NSW DPI web site