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New Combo Vaccine Approved to Tackle BVD Viruses and Bacteria

New Combo Vaccine Approved to Tackle BVD Viruses and Bacteria
USDA approves Elanco vaccine Titanium 5+ PH-M

The USDA has issued a Veterinary Biologics License for Titanium 5 + PH-M, a new vaccine that protects cattle against the viruses and bacteria most associated with bovine respiratory disease, maker Elanco said Monday.

The vaccine provides modified-live virus protection against bovine viral diarrhea types 1 and 2, bovine respiratory syncytial virus, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis and parainfluenza3.

Each dose also protects against Mannheimia haemolytica10 and Pasteurella multocida bacteria, and is safe for cattle at all stages of production, Elanco says.

USDA approves Elanco vaccine Titanium 5+ PH-M

Brett Terhaar, DVM, Elanco beef technical services, says producers and veterinarians can now protect cattle against the important BRD-causing viruses and bacteria with one vaccine.

"Titanium 5 + PH-M is well-suited for branding and weaning/preconditioning vaccination protocols in cow/calf operations, as well as arrival programs in stocker operations and feedyards," he says.

Combo for convenience
Titanium 5 + PH-M is a combination of two vaccines. Its viral component, Titanium 5, delivers modified-live protection against five important viruses that cause BRD. Its PH-M component provides coverage against two bacteria that are known to cause pasteurellosis.

The new vaccine is formulated with a low-reactive, water-soluble adjuvant. The result is a low-volume (2 mL), subcutaneous dose that is consistent with Beef Quality Assurance guidelines.

Approved for use in cattle 60 days of age and older, Titanium 5 + PH-M is backed by noninterference, efficacy and safety research, Elanco says. It can be given to pregnant cows and heifers, as well as calves nursing pregnant cows.

"This means added flexibility as veterinarians and producers develop vaccine protocols to protect cattle at all stages of production against BRD," says Terhaar.

Titanium 5 + PH-M is available in 10-dose and 50-dose packages through veterinarians and animal-health distributors.

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