Pigs for fattening
Indications for use
For the active immunisation of pigs to reduce viraemia, virus load in lungs and lymphoid tissues, virus shedding caused by porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) infection, and severity of lung lesions caused by Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infection. To reduce the loss of daily weight gain during the finishing period in face of infections with Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and/or PCV2 (as observed in field studies).
Onset of immunity with single dose vaccination:
PCV2: 2 weeks after vaccination
M. hyopneumoniae: 4 weeks after vaccination.
Onset of immunity with two dose vaccination:
PCV2: 18 days after first vaccination
M. hyopneumoniae: 3 weeks after the second vaccination.
Duration of immunity (both vaccination schedules):
PCV2: 22 weeks after (the last) vaccination
M. hyopneumoniae: 21 weeks after (the last) vaccination.
Special warnings for each target species
Vaccinate only healthy animals.
Special precautions for use
To the user:
This veterinary medicinal product contains mineral oil. Accidental injection/self-injection may result in severe pain and swelling, particularly if injected into a joint or finger, and in rare cases could result in the loss of the affected finger if prompt medical attention is not given. If you are accidentally injected with this product, seek prompt medical advice even if only a very small amount is injected and take the package leaflet with you. If pain persists for more than 12 hours after medical examination, seek medical advice again.
To the physician:
This veterinary medicinal product contains mineral oil. Even if small amounts have been injected, accidental injection with this product can cause intense swelling, which may, for example, result in ischaemic necrosis and even the loss of a digit. Expert, PROMPT, surgical attention is required and may necessitate early incision and irrigation of the injected area, especially where there is involvement of finger pulp or tendon.
In laboratory studies and field trials:
A transient increase in body temperature very commonly occurs on the day of vaccination (mean ±1°C, in individual pigs up to 2°C). The animals return to normal from 1 to 2 days after the peak temperature is observed.
Mild systemic reactions may uncommonly be observed up to one day after vaccination and consist of being less active, a tendency of the animal to lie down and minor signs of discomfort. A hypersensitivity-like reaction may be observed in rare cases after the first vaccination of the two dose vaccination schedule.
Transient local injection site reactions, which are restricted to a slight swelling (< 2 cm diameter), may uncommonly occur. These reactions disappear within 12 days after the first vaccination of the two dose vaccination schedule and within 3 days after completion of either the single or the two dose vaccination schedule.
In post marketing experience (with single dose vaccination):
Anaphylactic-type reactions, which may be life-threatening, can occur in very rare cases. If such reactions occur, appropriate treatment is recommended.
The frequency of adverse reactions is defined using the following convention:
- very common (more than 1 in 10 animals treated displaying adverse reactions)
- common (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 100 animals treated)
- uncommon (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 1,000 animals treated)
- rare (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 10,000 animals treated)
- very rare (less than 1 animal in 10,000 animals treated, including isolated reports).
Use during pregnancy or lactation
Safety and efficacy data in pigs from 3 weeks of age onwards are available, which demonstrate that this vaccine can be given at the same time with Porcilis Lawsonia and/or Porcilis PRRS. When Porcilis PCV M Hyo is given at the same time with Porcilis Lawsonia, these products should be mixed (see below), whereas Porcilis PRRS should always be given at a separate site (preferably at the opposite side of the neck). The product literature of Porcilis Lawsonia and/or Porcilis PRRS should be consulted before administration.
In individual pigs the temperature increase after associated use may commonly exceed 2°C. The temperature returns to normal from 1 to 2 days after the peak temperature is observed. Transient local injection site reactions, which are restricted to a slight swelling (maximum 2 cm diameter), may commonly occur directly after vaccination, but reactions may not appear until 12 days after vaccination. All these reactions disappear within 6 days. Hypersensitivity reactions after vaccination may occur uncommonly.
No information is available on the safety and efficacy of this vaccine when used with any other veterinary medicinal product except the products mentioned above. A decision to use this vaccine before or after any other veterinary medicinal product therefore needs to be made on a case by case basis.
Amounts to be administered and administration route
Before using the vaccine allow it to reach room temperature (15°C – 25°C) and shake well before use. Avoid introduction of contamination.
Vaccinate pigs by the intramuscular route in the neck.
Single dose vaccination schedule:
A single dose of 2 ml in pigs starting at 3 weeks of age.
Two dose vaccination schedule:
Two injections each of 1 ml in pigs starting at 3 days of age with an interval of at least 18 days.
Needle length and diameter should be adapted to the age of the animal.
When PCV2 and/or M. hyopneumoniae infections occur early the two dose vaccination schedule is recommended.
Mixed use with Porcilis Lawsonia
The Porcilis PCV M Hyo emulsion may be used to reconstitute Porcilis Lawsonia lyophilisate shortly before vaccination in pigs from 3 weeks of age onwards as follows:
Porcilis Lawsonia lyophilisate
Porcilis PCV M Hyo
For proper reconstitution and correct administration, use the following procedure:
1. Allow Porcilis PCV M Hyo to reach room temperature and shake well before use.
2. Add 5-10 ml Porcilis PCV M Hyo to the Porcilis Lawsonia lyophilisate and mix briefly.
3. Withdraw the reconstituted concentrate from the vial and inject it back into the vial with Porcilis PCV M Hyo. Shake briefly to mix.
4. Use the vaccine mixture within 6 hours of reconstitution. Any vaccine remaining at the end of this time should be discarded.
A single dose (2 ml) of Porcilis Lawsonia mixed with Porcilis PCV M Hyo is given intramuscularly in the neck.
Visual appearance after reconstitution: homogenous white to nearly white emulsion after shaking.
No data available.