The much anticipated launch of the vaccine MHYOSPHERE® PCV ID, the first and only combined intradermal vaccine for the prevention of enzootic pneumonia and porcine circovirus, took place on 26 April last.
The launch event, that was held in Alabang, Manila, brought together over 100 producers and veterinarians from all over the country. At the event it was possible to feel the optimism and resilience of a sector that has been badly hit by African swine fever but which is already experiencing growth, which is certainly good news.
Bearing in mind the sector’s current situation, the speakers focussed on this new reality. Dr. Romeo Sanchez Jr (Univ. of the Philippines Los Baños) spoke of the important role of the Porcine Circovirus and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae in the current situation of repopulation of Philippine farms and the need to establish effective vaccination programmes. For his part, Dr. Joseph Emil Rubico (Hipra Philippines) discussed the benefits that the use of intradermal solutions can bring, restricting the transmission of these viruses.