Dairy Cattle Vaccine Now Available

Chuck ZimmermanAgribusiness, Animal Health, Fort Dodge Animal Health

Fort Dodge Animal Health Pyramid 10Our latest sponsor here on World Dairy Diary, Ft. Dodge Animal Health, has announced that it has inventory of its PYRAMID® 10 vaccine. This is the one that will help producers protect their cattle from major bovine diseases.

PYRAMID 10 is a highly effective, single-dose vaccine that provides protection against 10 respiratory and reproductive bovine diseases, including infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), bovine virus diarrhea (BVD) types 1 and 2, parainfluenza type 3 (PI3), bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) and five strains of leptospirosis. Not only does PYRAMID 10 offer the added convenience of a combination vaccine in a single injection, it utilizes MetaStim®, the Fort Dodge Animal Health proprietary adjuvant system.

“MetaStim makes the difference,” says Gary Robertson, bovine biological marketing manager for Fort Dodge Animal Health. “MetaStim facilitates uniform distribution of the vaccine virus to the immune system in a highly concentrated and efficient manner.”

Robertson says the company has aggressively ramped up production of the vaccine after initial supplies were depleted last fall due to high demand in the marketplace. “Fort Dodge Animal Health has a long-standing commitment to bringing safe, effective animal health solutions to the market,” Robertson explains. “We are pleased supplies of PYRAMID 10 are now available. Since its introduction, the vaccine has become an important tool in helping dairy producers and veterinarians better manage the health of their herds for greater production.”