In an ideal world, all pigs would be vaccinated for the same diseases at the same time. But as any show pig breeder or owner knows, some ideals are impractical. To offer the best protection against diseases, pigs should be vaccinated at a time that is right for the pig, as well as right for the disease you are protecting against. First, consider what you should be vaccinating for. In small pigs, I recommend vaccinating for circovirus and mycoplasma, around the time of weaning. If PRRS has been a problem in your herd, you may want to vaccinate for that as well.
The best time to vaccinate small pigs is around weaning time, as they are individually handled regularly. This is usually around 3 to 6 weeks of age. However, some breeders and owners prefer to spread out the stress that comes from weaning and vaccinations, and choose to vaccinate a few days after the pig has been weaned. For pigs weaned at older ages, it may be necessary to vaccinate prior to weaning. This depends upon the disease pressure in the herd. Combination vaccinations are a good choice for show pigs, as it eliminates the need for multiple injections, reducing stress and the possibility of swelling or injection site lesions on the pig.
accines contain antigens from viruses, bacteria, bacterial toxins, or parasites. They are given to pigs, usually by injection, to stimulate an immune response which will protect the pigs against later natural infection with the organism from which the vaccine was derived. Most stimulate both a humoral response and a cell-mediated response. Vaccines can be live, containing living organisms which will multiply in the pig, or inactivated, containing only killed organisms which will not multiply in the pig.
In live vaccines the organisms has usually been attenuated (i.e. its virulence has been reduced) so that although it will multiply in the pig it will not normally cause any cause disease. Examples are the PRRS vaccine (although some may cause mild reactions), aujeszky’s disease (pseudorabies) vaccines and classical swine fever vaccines. Live attenuated vaccines have the advantage that because they multiply in the pig they give a bigger antigenic stimulus resulting in stronger longer-lasting immunity. They have the disadvantage that they may die in wrong storage conditions (e.g. heat) or during dosing (e.g. by exposure to antiseptics or disinfectants) and are then useless. It is also important that they are stable and not able to return to full virulence. Inactivated (dead) vaccines may contain whole organisms, antigenic parts of organisms or antigens which have been synthesised chemically. An example of a commonly used whole organism vaccine is the erysipelas vaccine. (In North America such vaccines are often called Bacterins).
When protecting sows and gilts from costly breeding herd diseases parvovirus, leptospirosis and erysipelas — you can count on Farrowsure® GOLD and Farrowsure® GOLD B to help ensure healthy pigs.
- Farrowsure® GOLD and Farrowsure® GOLD B are approved for use in healthy breeding swine as an aid in preventing reproductive failure caused by porcine parvovirus (PPV); erysipelas caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae; and leptospirosis caused by Leptospira canicola, L. grippotyphosa, L. hardjo, L. icterohaemorrhagiae and L. pomona.
- Farrowsure GOLD B helps protect against L. bratislava.
- Do not vaccinate within 21 days before slaughter.
- Contains gentamicin as a preservative.
- Transient injection-site swelling and/or inappetence may occur following vaccination.
- As with many vaccines, anaphylaxis may occur after use. Initial antidote of epinephrine is recommended and should be followed with appropriate supportive therapy.
- This product has been shown to be efficacious in healthy animals. A protective immune response may not be elicited if animals are incubating an infectious disease, are malnourished or parasitized, are stressed due to shipment or environmental conditions, are otherwise immunocompromised, or the vaccine is not administered in accordance with label directions.
Storage and handling
- Store at 2° C to 7° C. Prolonged exposure to higher temperatures may adversely affect potency. Do not freeze.
- Use entire contents when first opened.
- Sterilized syringes and needles should be used to administer this vaccine.
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