How would the vaccines help?

Could one of our specialist pig vets explain the likely importance, or otherwise, of the two vaccines?

Why the contribution is important

If there were an outbreak in this country, and if the vaccines were licensed for use here from day one (unlike in the States) would they have a significant impact in bringing outbreaks under control? 

by DigbyScott on August 08, 2015 at 09:58AM

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  • Posted by Ervyne August 11, 2015 at 09:00

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  • Posted by MartinAHDB August 11, 2015 at 10:06

    The use of vaccines in countries such as the USA have yet proved somewhat underwhelming. The type of immunity they produce is not particularly helpful in the control of the spread of the disease. Farms in the USA have been, so far, using the vaccine as a way of reducing the severity of the clinical signs on farm, but it certainly does not limit spread or prevent infection. From discussions with the USA and Canada the use of vaccines can help to control the level of disease on farm, but does not prevent or halt the spread. Overwhelmingly the USA and Canada still favour early diagnosis and good internal and external biosecurity over relying upon vaccines.
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