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Pyramid® 3 + Presponse® SQ Helps Calves Do Battle Against Respiratory Disease

Addition to Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.’s
single-dose respiratory vaccine line gives calves a
new weapon.

September 17, 2012, St. Joseph, MO — Calves under stress from weaning, shipping and commingling need all the help they can get to ward off additional challenges from respiratory diseases. Thankfully, the introduction of PYRAMID 3 + PRESPONSE SQ gives producers one more tool to help protect calves.


PYRAMID 3 + PRESPONSE SQ is the latest in Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.’s PYRAMID + PRESPONSE line, which features respiratory protection in a single dose. The vaccine targets key diseases without unnecessary additional stress on the immune system from additional handling. Product features include:

  • Aids in the prevention of disease caused by infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) and bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) Types 1 and 2
  • Aids in the reduction of severity of pneumonic pasteurellosis (mannheimiosis) caused by Mannheimia haemolytica
  • Protects against persistently infected (PI) calves when used subcutaneously (Sub-Q) in the cow or heifer 30–60 days pre-breeding
  • Can be used in pregnant cows or calves nursing pregnant cows if cows were vaccinated with PYRAMID 5, PYRAMID 10, PYRAMID 3, PYRAMID 3 + PRESPONSE SQ, or PYRAMID 5 + PRESPONSE SQ pre-breeding
  • Combined protection in a single dose.

“Calves are under enough stress as it is, between weaning, commingling and transport to the feedlot. We don’t need to add other challenges to that process, if we can help it,” says Dr. Jerry Woodruff, Professional Services Veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. “With the addition of PYRAMID 3 + PRESPONSE SQ, cattle producers can pick which PYRAMID + PRESPONSE combination fits their operation best and the respiratory disease challenges they face.”


For more information about PYRAMID + PRESPONSE products, contact your herd veterinarian or Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. representative.

For more information on Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. and its approach to cattle health, Prevention Works, visit

Prevention Works does not imply prevention label claims for use of a vaccine/vaccines.

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (St. Joseph, MO) is a subsidiary of Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation, based in Ridgefield, CT, and a member of the Boehringer Ingelheim group of companies.

























For more information,
please contact:

Rene Ward
Associate Director, Public Relations and Internal Communications
(816) 236-8276

Wayne Cole
Senior Brand Manager
(816) 236-2763


The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with 145 affiliates and more than 44,000 employees. Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel medications of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine.

As a central element of its culture, Boehringer Ingelheim pledges to act socially responsible. Involvement in social projects, caring for employees and their families, and providing equal opportunities for all employees form the

foundation of the global operations. Mutual cooperation and respect, as well as environmental protection and sustainability are intrinsic factors in all of Boehringer Ingelheim’s endeavors.

In 2011, Boehringer Ingelheim achieved net sales of about $17.1 billion (13.2 billion euro). R&D expenditure in the business area Prescription Medicines corresponds to 23.5% of its net sales.

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Pyramid and Presponse are registered trademarks of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
©2012 Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

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