News about PCV-2

Boehringer Receives Positive Opinion for FLEXcombo®

2010-05-25

 The Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) has recommended to approve FLEXcombo®, the combined use of the veterinary medicinal products Ingelvac CircoFLEX® and Ingelvac MycoFLEX®, in the European Union.

The simultaneous administration of both vaccines represents an innovation in of pig health management. From now on, the two most prominent and costly diseases, Porcine Circovirus Disease (PCVD) and Enzootic Pneumonia, can be prevented with a single injection instead of up to four injections. Today an average of more than 70 per cent of European pigs receive vaccines for these two diseases.

The CVMP is responsible for the assessment of any modifications to the existing marketing authorisation. Assessments conducted by the CVMP are based on purely scientific criteria and determine whether products meet the necessary quality, safety and efficacy requirements.

The combined use of Ingelvac CircoFLEX® and Ingelvac MycoFLEX® is already registered in North America (e.g. USA and Canada), Asia (e.g. Philippines and South Korea) and in Oceania (New Zealand). It is globally the first and only product of its kind. With this combination of vaccines, pigs can be protected against PCVD and Enzootic Pneumonia in an easy and effective manner. In addition, vaccination schedules can be targeted to specific epidemiological disease situations. This can enhance and improve animal welfare as well as overall animal husbandry (e.g. by decreasing vaccination stress and animal handling by half).