New IPIC swine vaccination guidelines publication offers information and considerations
AMES, Iowa – Developing a plan for swine vaccination administration is more than a good idea. It can help producers keep various health considerations top of mind for their animals. Iowa Pork Industry Center has released a new publication in chart format that provides a list of diseases, time of administration, and based on risk, available product types. It also has a section for pet pigs.
Chris Rademacher, Iowa State University extension swine veterinarian and IPIC interim director, said this listing is a great resource and those who compiled it hope it offers timely reminders.
“We want producers and pig owners to look through this file and use it as a starting point for conversations with their veterinarian,” he said. “Age, health status, disease pressure, and purpose all impact which vaccines should be administered in swine.”
Rademacher said the publication is a set of general guidelines and NOT a one-size-fits-all protocol.
“Producers should work with a veterinarian who has a valid Veterinary Client Patient Relationship (VCPR) to create a final vaccine protocol, and set up a vaccination schedule,” he said.
The two-page “Swine Vaccination Considerations IPIC 206” is available at no charge on the ISU Extension Store.
IPIC was established in 1994 as a coordinated effort of the colleges of Agriculture (now Agriculture and Life Sciences) and Veterinary Medicine at ISU. Its mission is to promote efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintain Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthen rural development efforts. IPIC focuses its efforts on programs that are integral and complementary to ISU Extension and Outreach. Through IPIC, Iowa producers receive accurate and timely information to make their operations more efficient and profitable.