SureCalf Duo is ideal for calves sold in the autumn, prior to their first winter housing season. Calves are vaccinated pre-sale against the three key respiratory viruses; BRSv, Pi3v, and IBR.
Under this scheme, calves are not protected against BVDv. Where BVDv cover is required, the SureCalf Four scheme is more appropriate.
Calves over 10 weeks of age are vaccinated 1-3 weeks prior to sale with a single intranasal dose of Rispoval IntraNasal (against BRSv and Pi3v) and a single intranasal dose of Tracherine (against IBR).
SureCalf Duo ensures calves are protected against the 3 key respiratory viruses, (BRSv, Pi3v, and IBR), as they pass through market, and that the buyer benefits from up to 6 months ongoing cover against IBR, and up to 3 months ongoing cover against BRSv and Pi3v, ensuring protection as calves go into the winter housing period.
How it works
Sellers register their calves for free, at least 2 weeks prior to sale by calling the SureCalf Helpline on 0800 668 1886.
Sellers receive personalised SureCalf certificates which provide details of the vaccines used and dates of administration.
On the day of sale, the seller provides the buyer with a signed certificate, as a declaration of compliance with the requirements of the SureCalf Programme.
Frequently Asked Questions
For answers to questions you may have about SureCalf or how to register.