Canadian swine producers can now vaccinate for mycoplasma pneumonia when they process baby pigs. A new label claim makes RespiSure-ONE by Pfizer Animal Health the only vaccine approved for administration at one day of age, the company says in a release.
Vaccination as early as one day of age with RespiSure-ONE effectively generates long-term protective immunity in young pigs against M. hyopneumoniae. This bacterial pathogen is the cause of one of the most common diseases in the swine industry, reducing average daily gain, decreasing feed efficiency and possibly leading to secondary respiratory diseases. Pigs may be infected with the pathogen within the first three weeks of life, making early protection a key to keeping pigs healthy and productive throughout their life.