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Real-world results

What rethinking SIV control strategies did for two farms

Acute coughing in suckling and weaning pigs is not a good sign of things to come. Two swine operations - one in Minnesota and the other in Iowa - knew they had to find a new approach to their SIV issues.

They took advice from a leading SIV expert who recommends addressing the sow herd with new control strategies, working toward the goal of producing SIV-negative pigs1. So they vaccinated their entire breeding herd with two doses of FluSure XP® 21 to 28 days apart. Here's what they found2,3:

  • SIV-negative pigs were achieved within 8 to 10 weeks
    of first dose
  • Prevalence of nasal shedding in sows decreased below detectable levels
  • Boosted population immunity
  • Potential ROI: 28 to 1 on the Iowa operation3
  • Lower transmission of virus within herd

  1. Torremorell M. What should we do about flu? Proceedings 2011 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference. p27-32.
  2. Corzo C, Gramer M, Kuhn M, Mohr M and Morrison R. Swine breeding herd monitoring for influenza virus after mass vaccination. Proceedings 2012 IPVS Annual Meeting.
  3. Data on file, Study Report No. 2011-10-27, Zoetis Inc.