Tailor-Made® Swine Vaccines

With the continual emergence of new diseases and the variability of existing organisms, veterinarians and producers are faced with challenges on how best to address these issues. Pathogenic microbes and viruses typically adapt to their environment and evade immune responses. As herd conditions change, so must the health program.

In the following situations, Tailor-Made® vaccines may be a viable solution:

  • Regional or unique strains of a bacteria or virus
  • Disease problems that no longer respond to available vaccines
  • Vaccine combinations not available in licensed commercial vaccines
  • New strains or organisms for which a licensed commercial vaccine has not yet been developed

Since 1981, we have been committed to assisting in the management of these challenges through our development of Tailor-Made®, herd-specific vaccines.

Common Disease-Causing Organisms

Disease management and maintaining a healthy herd is a constant concern of swine producers and their veterinarians. With the ongoing emergence of new diseases and regional variation of existing organisms, herd-specific vaccines may be a key to the solution.

Through our diagnostic and R&D capabilities, MVP monitors emerging diseases and strains and watch for trends. Strain variability is common in many bacterial pathogens and viruses, which is why they are so difficult to control in today's swine production systems.

MVP manufactures Swine Tailor-Made® vaccines and combination vaccines for the following pathogens, antigens, and viruses – SIV, PRRS:

PRRS virus Actinobacillus suis
Swine influenza virus Arcanobacterium pyogenes
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae Beta Escherichia coli
Mycoplasma hyorhinis Beta Streptococcus species Group L
Mycoplasma hyosynoviae Bordetella bronchiseptica

Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae

Escherichia coli (Smooth non hemolytic)
Clostridium difficile Toxin A and Toxin B Escherichia coli Pilus type 987p
Clostridium perfringens Types A and C Escherichia coli Pilus type F18
Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae Escherichia coli Pilus type F4
Haemophilus parasuis  Escherichia coli Pilus type F41
Pasteurella multocida Type A Escherichia coli Pilus type F5
Pasteurella multocida Type D Escherichia coli Pilus type F6
Staphylococcus aureus rotavirus isolation
Staphylococcus epidermidis Salmonella choleraesuis
Staphylococcus hyicus subsp. hyicus Salmonella enteritidis
Streptococcus dysgalactiae sub species equismilis Salmonella species
Streptococcus porcinus Salmonella typhimurium
Streptococcus suis

Detailed information on these and other pathogens can be accessed on the Merck Manual website.

When dealing with disease management issues, herd-specific vaccines can be the safe, economical answer.

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