Production of farm-specific vaccines for control of herd diseases and production of autogenous vaccines for individual therapy

 

Characterisation

  • farm-specific (or kennel-specific) vaccine:
    pathogens are freshly isolated from a defined stock and used only in this stock for the control of an endemic disease
  • autogenous vaccines:
    pathogens are isolated from an individual animal and are used only in the same animal

Objective

  • generation of specific immunity against one or multiple pathogens
  • control of diseases which are difficult to treat e.g. viruses, Mycoplasma spp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa, diseases of young (suckled) animals
  • reduced use of antibiotics and other chemotheurapeutics (e.g. anti-inflammatory drugs)
  • protection of a high to very high portion of (vaccinated) animals