The circovirus-mycoplasma vaccine offers dual protection with one dose.
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) has received approval to market the Ingelvac CircoFLEX-MycoFLEX combination package to protect pigs from both porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and Mycoplasmal pneumonia. The vaccine package provides administration as a single, 2-ml injection to pigs 3 weeks of age or older. This convenience saves time, labor and stress on pigs. Both vaccines contain ImpranFLEX, an exclusive aqueous-based, polymer adjuvant that helps promote quick, long-lasting immunity while reducing the risk of systemic and injection site reactions. Ingelvac CircoFLEX-MycoFLEX has proven effective as an aid in preventing PCV2 and enzootic pneumonia caused by mycoplasma, significantly decreasing mortality and improving pig performance throughout grow-finish. For more information, contact your veterinarian or call BIVI at 800-325-9167.
Flu Vaccine, Defense System Introduced
Pfizer Animal Health introduces the FluSure XP Defense System — a complete approach to swine influenza virus (SIV) management, which includes an updated vaccine, FluSure XP, to help build protection against current, prevalent strains of SIV. “This virus shifts and evolves over time, so we've formulated FluSure XP to help provide protection against the most contemporary flu strains,” says Mike Kuhn, DVM, senior veterinarian for Pfizer Animal Health. “As part of the FluSure XP Defense System, Pfizer Animal Health is committed to monitoring the emergence of new swine flu strains and updating its vaccine as the industry demands. Additionally, our field force can help producers with farm-specific vaccines as needed,” he says The FluSure XP vaccine contains the H1N1 strain found in the original FluSure; a human-like H1N1 isolate; and a Cluster IV H3N2 isolate. The three strains were selected based on epidemiological data, cross-reactivity and previous efficacy studies. FluSure XP was developed to help protect pigs against swine flu associated with H1N1, H1N2 and H3N2 field viruses. For more information, contact your local Pfizer Animal Health representative or visit flusureXP.com or pfizerpork.com.
Durable Hog Lift Offered
ADA Enterprises Inc. unveils the ADA Dura-Trac Dura-Bilt Pork Lift 2000, built for 2,000-lb. capacity and made of heavy-duty gauge steel. The flat-proof tires and swivel casters permit tight cornering and easy maneuvering with heavy loads. The Dura-Bilt Pork Lift 2000 reduces injuries, saves time and reduces potential worker compensation claims. Another benefit is the ability to move or transfer disabled sows. The power winch features power-controlled forward and reverse gears. For more information, contact Mick Kane, director of Global Sales & Marketing at 800-533-6033 or visit www.adaent.net.
First ‘Visual’ Ear Tag Is Approved
Destron Fearing has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the first visual Premises Identification Number (PIN) tags for identification of market hogs. While not intended for unique individual animal identification, the new, non-RFID (radio frequency identification number) tags provide a valuable tool to enhance swine traceability. The tags consist of a pink, tamper-proof button; a pink, visual panel stud; the official USDA shield; the assigned PIN; and space on the visual panel for an individual management number. For more information, visit www.destronfearing.com or call 800-328-0188.
Pneumonia, Dysentery Claims Extended
Pork producers can now use Denagard (tiamulin) Liquid Concentrate to combat costly diseases in hogs weighing more than 250 lb. The Food and Drug Administration has removed the weight restriction, permitting even broader use of Denagard to treat swine pneumonia caused by Actinobacillus pleuropneumonia and swine dysentery. Response normally takes 24 to 48 hours, as tiamulin is readily absorbed from the gut and can be found in the blood within 30 minutes after dosing. Be sure to follow label directions and required withdrawal times. For more information, contact Novartis at 800-843-3386 or visit www.livestock.novartis.com.
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