Click to enlargeEssential 1 Clostridium Haemolyticum Bacterin


Red Water disease is caused by the gram-positive bacteria Clostridium haemolyticum. Red Water has an acute onset and is highly fatal. The bacteria is a soil borne anaerobic (doesn’t need oxygen) organism. The incubation period of this disease is 7 – 10 days. Cattle that are in the best condition seem to be the most susceptible. Symptoms include jaundice, fever, abdominal pain (arched back), dark feces, dark red urine, edema and labored breathing. The duration of these symptoms can range from 12 hours to 4 days.

Inject 2 ml subcutaneously or intramuscularly. Revaccinate every 5 to 6 months where constant exposure is likely. Spring vaccination is recommended because disease is most prevalent in summer months. Calves should be vaccinated at 3-4 months of age.

Revaccinate annually using a single dose. Call toll free 1-800-892-6978 or email us at


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