MSD Animal Health has announced a significant development in its IDAL range, with the launch of the first version able to deliver two vaccines.
The IDAL 3G Twin, the first needle-free and intradermal device with two injector heads, was launched at the MSD Animal Health High Quality Pork meeting in Baveno, Italy.
The company said this latest version of the device allows veterinarians and producers to quickly deliver two vaccines with a single movement to efficiently protect against common swine diseases. This improves farm management by reducing the labour needed to vaccinate large numbers of pigs, while improving animal welfare by reducing stress and pain to the animal during vaccination.
Olivia Azlor, director of Global Swine Marketing for MSD Animal Health, said: “Building on technology used in the IDAL 2G and 3G devices, the new IDAL 3G Twin is specifically designed to help veterinarians and producers quickly protect their herd from two of the most common diseases found in swine today.”
David Peroz, a pig vet for Terrena, in France, said: “Needle-free and intradermal vaccination is the future of swine vaccination and has clear benefits to both the farmer and the animal.”
The IDAL 3G Twin device helps protect against porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M Hyo). Where licensed, it can be used to administer:
- Porcilis PCV ID, the first intradermal PCV vaccine for active immunisation of pigs as early as three weeks of age to reduce PCV2 viremia, viral load in the lung and lymphoid tissue and virus shedding, loss of daily weight gain and mortality associated with a PCV2 infection.
- Porcilis M. Hyo ID Once, a one-dose vaccine for immunisation of piglets as early as three weeks of age to reduce lung lesions and decrease in daily weight gain during the finishing period following a Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae
A third-generation device in the company’s needle-free IDAL vaccine delivery system, IDAL 3G Twin has additional features that make the system easier to use, including a long-lasting Li-Ion battery, a balanced design, ergonomically shaped two-component surface for maximum grip, and intuitive handling with two-button control and graphical display.
Producers and veterinarians can contact their MSD Animal Health representative for more information.