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Merial introduces Purvax Ferret Distemper vaccine. The product is designed to control canine distemper in ferrets.
Merial introduces Purvax Ferret Distemper vaccine. The product is designedto control canine distemper in ferrets. The company says that it saw anunmet need for this vaccine and that is exactly why it was developed forveterinarians.
Distemper is considered a serious viral disease in ferrets with mortalityrates approaching 100 percent. Currently, treatment of ferret distemperconsists of supportive therapy, fluids and antibiotics, which are ultimatelyof little value, the company says.
With the United States Department of Agiculture approval of this vaccine,the company is the first to offer a complete line of vaccines for ferrets.This vaccine was developed with Merial's state-of-the-art recombinant canarypoxvectored technology, in which only the portion of the virus or bacterianeeded to stimulate an immune response is used, the company explains.
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