Madison, N.J. - Fort Dodge Animal Health received approval from the U.S.
MADISON, N.J. — Fort Dodge Animal Health received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for Pyramid 10 and new label claims for Pyramid 5 in pregnant cows and calves nursing pregnant cows (provided the cows were vaccinated pre-breeding, according to label instructions, with Pyramid® 5 or Pyramid® 10).
Pyramid 10, for use in beef and dairy cattle, is a modified-live virus vaccine for bovine virus diarrhea (BVD) Type 1 and Type 2, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), parainfluenza-3 (PI3) and bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) as well as a bacterin to protect against the effects of five serovars of Leptospirosis (L. canicola, L. grippotyphosa, L. hardjo, L. icterohaemorrhagiae and L. pomona). "Pyramid 10 is labeled for single-dose protection against the most significant respiratory and reproductive challenges facing cattle," says Jim Hall, DVM, senior director, Professional Services, Fort Dodge Animal Health.
"Pyramid 10 combines modified-live Singer and 5912 BVDV strains to offer broad-spectrum protection. Protection of fetuses from BVDV infection also prevents persistent infection (PI), a primary source of continued BVDV circulation in cattle herds," Hall explains.
Existing antibodies may reduce the ability of a vaccine antigen to stimulate immunity, the company says.
Pyramid 5 and Pyramid 10 are administered subcutaneously.
Pyramid 10 with Metastim is available in 5-, 10-and 50-dose presentations. Pyramid 5 continues to be available in 10- and 50-dose presentations.