Swine Erysipelas Vaccine

Erysipelas in swine is caused by the bacteria Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae and is found in most if not all pig farms worldwide. It is reported that up to 50% of animals may carry the bacteria in their tonsils which is why the disease continues to affect pigs worldwide, with economic losses stemming from disease outbreaks or animals being condemned at slaughter. The bacteria is always present in either the pig or in the environment because it is excreted via saliva, feces or urine making it nearly impossible to eliminate exposure to the herd. Infected feces is likely the main source of infection, particularly in growing and finishing pens.

While the bacterium itself can cause Erysipelas, virus infections such as Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) or swine influenza, may trigger Erysipelas outbreaks as well. Erysipelas is uncommon in pigs under 8-12 weeks of age due to protection provided by maternal antibodies from the sow via the colostrum. The most susceptible however are growing pigs, non vaccinated gilts and up to 4th parity sows. Once the bacterium enters the body, the organism multiplies in the body invading the bloodstream resulting in septicemia. This multiplication blocks tiny blood vessels to the skin over the back and sides causing thrombosis. The result of this restricted blood supply, are visible small raised areas on the skin and abdomen that appear diamond shaped. The rapidity of multiplication and the level of immunity in the pig determines the clinical symptoms expressed as acute, subacute or chronic disease presentations.

Features of Swine Erysipelas Vaccine

Erysipelothrix Rhusiopathiae Vaccine, Avirulent Live Culture Ingelvac® ERY-ALC is a safe, effective, one dose, live Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae (erysipelas) vaccine. It is administered orally. Ingelvac® ERY-ALC is recommended for the vaccination of healthy, susceptible swine 8 weeks of age or older as an aid in the prevention of disease caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiophathiae (erysipelas).


  • Convenient water delivery results in less animal stress.
  • Simple oral vaccination reduces the need for injections.

Benefits of Swine Erysipelas Vaccine

  • Safe for pigs 8 weeks of age or older.
  • Single dose administration.
  • Easy to use, oral administration via the drinking water.
  • Avirulent live culture vaccine.

Benefits of Swine Erysipelas Vaccine

  • Long duration of immunity, at least 128 days.
  • Aids in the prevention of disease caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae (erysipelas)

Prices of Swine Erysipelas Vaccine

$40.99 – $98.99

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