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The Risks of a Rapidly Evolving PCV2 virus

Porcine circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) has major economic impacts across the swine industry.1 Until Fostera® Gold PCV MH, all commercial PCV2 vaccines contained a single genotype, meaning you could miss coverage against more dominant strains in circulation.2-5

Summary of porcine circovirus Type 2 genotype sequences at the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory from 2013 to 2017.14

PCV2 has the highest mutation rate of a single stranded virus.6

  • There are four known PCV2 genotypes present in U.S. swine herds: PCV2a, PCV2b, PCV2d and, occasionally, PCV2e, with prevalence shifting to PCV2b7 and PCV2d.8
  • The genetic gap between vaccines and viruses is increasing.9,10,15
Broadest antigenic protection for PCV2

Complex respiratory challenges

Complex respiratory challenges are rarely caused by just one pathogen.

Swine respiratory disease (SRD) and porcine respiratory disease complex (PRDC) can open the door for a variety of viral and bacterial infections when a pig’s immune system is compromised. Bacterial infectious agents such as SRD Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae can last 15 to 30 weeks after initial exposure.11-13


Fostera® Gold PCV MH helps protect your operation from PCV2 and M. hyo.


Visit the Resources page for expert articles, helpful videos and product resources to help you adapt your protection to the threats lingering in your operation. Contact your Zoetis representative to learn more about Fostera Gold PCV MH.

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Summary of PCV2 genotype sequences at the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory from 2013 to 2017.14



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