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New Vaccine Will Reduce PCV2 And Salmonella

by 5m Editor
11 April 2007, at 8:46am

UK - It is essential the new PCV2 vaccines are made available to British pig-keepers as soon as possible, says Giles Penn, of Yorkshire-based DRS Partnership in Pigs Ltd.

He is clear that using vaccines to reduce PDNS will have a significant impact on salmonella levels.

His view is shared by Pig Veterinary Society president David Burch who points out that average mortality in British finishing pigs may have plateaued at 6.5 percent but is still 3 percent higher than it was before PMWS/PDNS… “and there are still some herds getting up to 10 percent mortality in batches going through”.

Like Giles Penn, he is particularly keen to see the vaccine Ingelvac Circoflex being made available to British producers under special licence, because it is proving so effective at combating PCV2.

But there is a significant shortage of the product, he says, probably due to high demand in the States and Canada.

BPEX is to see if anything can be done to get the product to Britain sooner rather than later.

See “Costs of PCV2 infection in United Kingdom pigs” to be published in May Pig World.

For more information on Salmonellosis, click here.

For the PMWS and PCVD technical zone, click here.

5m Editor