St. Joseph, Mo.—Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., enhances a vaccine that already stepped
beyond conventional reproductive protection. Express FP 10 currently provides one of the most complete modified-live virus/killed bacterin vaccine combinations on the market, and now it offers cross-protection against Leptospira borgpetersenii serovar hardjo
Lepto hardjo-bovis is associated with early embryonic deaths, poor conception rates, and weak calves, as well as other reproductive losses in cattle. Express FP 10 offers five-way viral protection and protection against Lepto hardjo-bovis in just one syringe. Lepto hardjo-bovis is the primary hardjo that is isolated in the U.S.; all cattle herds are at risk for infection from it. In a recent study, challenged heifers vaccinated with Express FP vaccine were 100% protected against urinary shedding of Lepto hardjo-bovis, while all heifers in the unvaccinated control group were positive.
"As demonstrated by new label claims and the guarantee Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., puts behind this product, the introduction of Express FP 10 offers the dairy industry an effective vaccine for reproductive and respiratory protection in the dairy herd," says Doug Ensley, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., Professional Services Veterinarian.
This product also includes new label claims for prevention of urinary shedding of Lepto hardjo-bovis and aids in prevention of key respiratory viruses. The expanded respiratory label adds to the reproductive protection for dairy and beef cattle for which Express FP products have long been known.
The Express FP line of reproductive vaccines offers dairy producers the original written guarantee that protects against financial loss should a BVD persistently infected calf be born from a properly vaccinated cow. It is reproductive and respiratory protection producers can count on.
"Express FP was the first modified-live viral vaccine to offer a written guarantee that calves born to a dam properly vaccinated with Express FP would be free of BVD persistent infection. This vaccine was created with your herd’s reproductive health in mind, protecting your animals against major reproductive diseases," Ensley says. "The efficacy of Express FP vaccines has always been our top priority, and we will continue to offer that guarantee on our product."