Improved Online Ordering System for Toxoplasmosis Vaccine

MILTON KEYNES, UK, 3rd August 2018 – Sheep-interest vet practices now have access to an improved online ordering system for ewe toxoplasmosis vaccine, thanks to the launch of a new TOXOVAX® DIRECT webshop by MSD Animal Health.

Following significant investment to make the whole process of ordering short shelf life toxoplasmosis vaccine more streamlined, the new webshop allows practices to schedule multiple farmer orders and product dispatch dates.

“With our FlockCheck® diagnostic scheme consistently showing that the majority of sheep tested following abortion have been exposed to toxoplasmosis, demand for the TOXOVAX® vaccine is growing. Consequently, it’s important that we continue to invest in innovative computerised supply chain solutions to ensure customers receive their vaccine exactly when they need it. As TOXOVAX® has a shelf life of only 7-10 days it is manufactured to order and so establishing an improved web-based ordering and supply system is particularly important,” said senior product manager Sean Riches.

However, Mr Riches points out that the vaccination window for toxoplasmosis is actually quite wide, with non-pregnant ewes able to be vaccinated any time between four months and three weeks before going to the ram.

“We have therefore also developed a number of tools to help practices to communicate this wide window to their sheep farmer clients and encourage earlier vaccination, rather than wait until the last minute when demand for the vaccine is at its peak. In the long run we hope this will help to spread out the overall vaccine demand and therefore manage the supply to meet that demand,” he says.

To log into TOXOVAX® DIRECT visit: using your MSD portal credentials. Vet practices should contact their local MSD Animal Health account manager for further information on the tools available to support planning the season’s requirements and an introduction to the new web shop.

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TOXOVAX® is only available from veterinary surgeons from whom advice should be sought. TOXOVAX® contains Toxoplasma gondii. Legal category POM-V. TOXOVAX® is the property of Intervet International B.V. or affiliated companies or licensors and are protected by copyrights, trademark and other intellectual property laws. Copyright © 2018 Intervet International B.V. All rights reserved.

Further information is available from: MSD Animal Health, Walton Manor, Walton, Milton Keynes MK7 7AJ. Tel: 01908 685685 E-mail: Website:

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