Virbac Australia

Reproduction

OVASTIM for ovulation in sheep

An injectable product used to increase the ovulation rates and consequently lambing percentages of prime lamb producing ewes.

  • Sheep

WHAT IS OVASTIM?

  • An easy and simple injection
  • Contains polyandroalbumin

RECOMMENDED FOR

A practical and economical method to increase lamb production

WHY CHOOSE OVASTIM?

  • Contains polyandroalbumin

    Polyandroalbumin is a conjugate of the steroid androstenedione and the protein albumin. It works on natural principles to increase the ewe’s ovulation rates.

  • Increased ovulation rate, increased lamb production.

    With the use of OVASTIM, the ovulation rate of the flock can increase from 18% to 45%. Ovulation rate is by far the most important factor determining the number of lambs born. Trials* with OVASTIM in commercial flocks have shown an average increase in lambs born of 20%, primarily through an increase in the number of twin births. With good management practices more lambs on the ground will result in more lambs surviving through to marking and sale.

  • Safe to use

    OVASTIM produces a natural response and does not adversely affect the survival rate or growth of lambs. No adverse effects have been seen in ewes injected with 10 x normal dose. The liveweight and wool growth of treated ewes were not affected.

  • Increase fecundity of flock

    Fecundity is the ability to produce offspring frequently and in large numbers. An increased number of eggs per ovulation cycle increase the chance of twins.

COMPOSITION

Polyandroalbumin 600mg/L

DOSAGE & DIRECTIONS FOR USE

  Application
  6-9 weeks
prior to joining
3-4 weeks
prior to joining
First Year 1 dose (2mL) 1 dose (2mL)
Subsequent Years Not Required 1 dose (2mL)

If treatment is not continued each year, ovulation rate returns to pre-treatment levels.

WITHHOLDING PERIODS/ESI

  • Meat: Nil
  • Milk: Nil

STORAGE

Store between 2 and 8°C (Refrigerate. Do NOT freeze). Protect from light.

PACK SIZES

Liquid: 100mL

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