Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health introduces Ingelvac® MycoMAX in Canada — the first and only commercially available swine vaccine for Mycoplasma hyorhinis


Ingelvac® MycoMAX is licensed for use in pigs three weeks of age or older, can help prevent problems associated with Mycoplasma hyorhinis and reduce antibiotic usage.

Burlington, Canada, March 1, 2019 – Until now, there have been no commercially available vaccines with demonstrated efficacy against Mycoplasma hyorhinis (Mhr). Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health has introduced Ingelvac® MycoMAX filling an unmet need in the swine industry for proven protection associated with Mhr1. Developed and sold by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, Ingelvac® MycoMAX is the first Mhr vaccine for pigs with demonstrated efficacy and safety. It offers:

• Proven to protect against arthritis, pericarditis, lameness, and peritonitis associated with Mhr1 • Effectively protects pigs in the nursery phase, when they are most susceptible to Mhr infection resulting in clinical disease2-6 • Pig’s average daily gain three weeks following challenge demonstrated a highly significant statistical increase in postchallenge weight gain (P < .0001) 7 of 0.42 kg/day vs Controls at 0.26 kg/day • Facilitates a control program that supports good antibiotic stewardship practices

“The traditional control of this pathogen, considered endemic in swine herds worldwide, is based on antimicrobial therapy and this, combined with economic losses from mortality and reduced performance due to lesions in various tissues, can have a negative impact both on the return on investment and animal welfare,” said Dr. Cesar Caballero, MVZ, DVM, DVSc, EVP., Technical Services Veterinarian for Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Swine Division in Canada.

We bring innovative animal healthcare solutions to veterinarians and producers across Canada. Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health is guided by a passionate belief in which no animal suffers from a preventable disease. We are committed to providing advanced, preventative animal healthcare and developing vaccines, parasiticides and pharmaceuticals that protect animals against disease and pain.

Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. Improving the health and quality of life of patients is the goal of Boehringer Ingelheim, a research-driven pharmaceutical company. In doing so, the focus is on diseases for which no satisfactory treatment option exists to date. The company therefore concentrates on developing innovative therapies that can extend patients’ lives. In animal health, Boehringer Ingelheim stands for advanced prevention.

Family-owned since it was established in 1885, Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the top 20 companies in the pharmaceutical industry. Some 50,000 employees create value through innovation daily for the three business areas human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceuticals. In 2017, Boehringer Ingelheim achieved net sales of nearly 18.1 billion euros. Research and development expenditure, exceeding three billion euros, corresponded to 17.0 per cent of net sales.

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