Citadel™ 

Product Description

CITADEL VL5 and CITADEL L5 provides protection against five major Leptospira serovars, including defense against urinary shedding of Leptospira borgpetersenii serovar hardjo (type hardjo-bovis) – the serovar primarily responsible for chronic infections. CITADEL VL5 has the added benefit of helping protect against infertility, delayed conception, or abortion caused by Campylobacter fetus.

The CITADEL Advantage

  • Provides protection against urinary shedding of L. hardjo-bovis, helping to stop the spread of leptospirosis to other cattle
  • Provides protection against five common lepto serovars, including L. canicola, L. grippotyphosa, L. hardjo, L. icterohaemorrhagiae and L. pomona
  • Approved for cattle of all ages
CITADEL Family
  • CITADEL L5
  • CITADEL VL5


Features & Benefits

CITADEL protects cattle against L. canicola, L. grippotyphosa, L. hardjo, L. icterohaemorrhagiae and L. pomona. It also prevents urinary shedding of L.borgpetersenii serovar hardjo (type hardjo-bovis), the serovar commonly responsible for chronic infection in herds. Citadel is approved for cattle of all ages.


Dosage Information

  • 2 mL administered subcutaneously
  • Booster given as directed by label
  • Annual revaccination recommended
  • Approved for use in cattle of all ages

Safety Information

  • Store out of direct sunlight at 35 - 45°F (2 - 7°C). Avoid freezing.
  • Shake well before using.
  • Use entire contents when first opened.
  • Do not vaccinate within 21 days before slaughter.
  • Anaphylactoid reactions may occur. Antidote: Epinephrine.


When leptospirosis threatens your herd,you need additional protection and the ability to minimize disease spread. With CITADEL L5, you’ll get protection against five key serovars of Leptospira including Leptospira borgpetersenii serovar hardjo (type hardjo-bovis).

Contact Information

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

    Cattle Division

    3902 Gene Field Road
    St. Joseph, Missouri 64506

    • Phone 866-638-2226
    • Fax 816-326-9167
    • e-mail