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New Product to Battle Lepto

08 October 2009

US - Pfizer Animal Health introduced a new vaccine that takes reproductive protection to the next level.

The newly-released Bovi-Shield GOLD HB combines five-way viral protection with the prevention of Leptospira borgpetersenii serovar Hardjo type Hardjo-bovis, commonly known as Lepto hardjo-bovis. Lepto hardjo-bovis is the most prevalent strain of leptospira in US cowherds where 42 per cent of beef herds are infected. A previously reported study also suggested 59 per cent of US dairy herds may be infected with leptospira.

Lepto hardjo-bovis may cause poor reproductive performance, early embryonic death, delayed breeding, abortions, weak or stillborn calves and unexplained infertility.

"Lepto hardjo-bovis is an insidious reproductive problem," said Glenn Rogers, Pfizer Animal Health veterinarian. "It doesn't typically cause a dramatic drop in pregnancy rates or an abortion storm that is sometimes associated with leptospirosis. It moves quietly into a herd and over time takes a toll on its reproductive efficiency."

Bovi-Shield GOLD HB provides superior protection against five major viral pathogens: IBR, PI3, BRSV and BVD Types 1 and 2. Combine that with the prevention of infection label claim for Lepto hardjo-bovis, and Bovi-Shield GOLD HB offers producers convenience and flexibility with one vaccine that can be administered intramuscularly or subcutaneously.

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