Mhyosphere PCV ID is a vaccination for pigs against Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and Porcine Circovirus type 2a. This product has recently passed it’s marketing authorisation so will be available in the near future.
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae causes Porcine Enzootic Pneumonia, a lung disease that is estimated to be in up to 80% of pig herds throughout the world. Generally the signs are mild but on a large scale it can significantly affect reproductive performance and growth rates. Porcine Circovirus type 2 is a viral pathogen that has been linked to Post-Weaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome (PWMS) alongside other conditions, which poses a significant economic issue. The aim of vaccination is to prevent these conditions and so increase overall welfare and profitability for the herd and farm itself.
Written by: Dr. Nick Garside BVetMed MRCVS