Erysipelas Vaccines

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Erysipelas Vaccines

Postby Charlcie » Wed May 28, 2008 5:20 pm

Hi All...

Can anyone tell me if it is of benefit to vaccinate market/project pigs over 70 days of age? Does anyone know (besides the 21 day withdrawal from the vaccine prior to slaughter) if there is an optimal time that pigs should be vaccinated?

Background: In our county, we had 2 years in a row of pigs with an outbreak of erysipelas at fair. As a consequence, our local vet recommended vaccinating all pigs at the tagging (a little under 3 months prior to fair) and again at 3 weeks.

It is my understanding that some pigs did not receive the second inocculation. Would this be a problem?

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Postby Darin » Wed May 28, 2008 6:00 pm

First of all, I am not a vet, so don't take this as professional opinion. I will simply share my experience and that of my clients in the industry based on recommendations by our veterinarians.

It is a good idea to vaccinate all feeder pigs at the age they would normally leave the nursery (8-10 weeks of age). Usually, that is sufficient to avoid any outbreaks before they go to market. In cases of transporting pigs around to shows, it may be advisable to give a booster prior to the withdrawal period to avoid an outbreak induced by additional stress. Otherwise they are normally protected with one shot.

In the case of gilts or boars kept for breeding, they will need a shot of Lepto/Parvo vaccine (and a booster as well) pre-breeding and those vaccines also normally contain erysipelas, so you should be well protected.

These are general recommendations. Your vet may advise otherwise, in which case I would follow his/her advice.
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Postby SpotShowDad » Thu May 29, 2008 8:27 am

Darin please correct me if I'm wrong but in an attempt to answer the last portion of Charlcie's question, It will not necessarily be a problem that some hogs did not receive a booster vaccination. It will put those pigs at greater risk if there would be another outbreak but it does not necessarily increase the chances of an outbreak. The hogs that received two doses of vaccine are as well protected as they can be and should have as high of an immunity level as any of the hogs at the fair. The vets recommendation to vaccinate likely was not to prevent an outbreak as much to protect the vaccinated if there is an outbreak. Although, if all pigs are vaccinated it will lessen the possibility of an outbreak.

Just my thoughts. Hope this helps. Mark
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RE: Erysipelas Vaccines

Postby Charlcie » Thu May 29, 2008 2:32 pm

Thanks for the very helpful comments. :)

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