Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., (BIVI) introduces the 3FLEX® 50 Doses HSB (head space bottle) vaccine for swine veterinarians and producers to control three of the most common respiratory diseases in pigs: porcine circovirus, "Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae" and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS).
Each 3FLEX® vaccine package contains a bottle of Ingelvac CircoFLEX®, Ingelvac MycoFLEX® and Ingelvac PRRS® MLV. The Ingelvac MycoFLEX® is supplied in a headspace bottle with extra capacity for purpose of aseptic mixing; making it easier to mix and administer all three vaccines in a single 2mL dose.
Sarah Jorgensen, senior brand manager, swine, for BIVI, says the significant production losses caused by these major swine diseases – PCV2, Mycoplasma, and PRRS – makes reducing the impact of these diseases even more important to producers and the swine industry.
"Recent research shows that while these diseases by themselves can reduce pig performance and increase mortality, co-infections of these diseases in combination can be particularly devastating, resulting in losses averaging more than $10 per pig1," Ms Jorgensen explained.
"3FLEX® is an effective option when protection is needed against these three major diseases. Like all products in the FLEX family of swine vaccines, veterinarians and producers have the ability to customize their disease control programs by selecting the right monovalent or combination vaccine that best fits their herd."
1Haden et al., 2012, AASV Proceedings, 75-76