Two elements of ‘Best practice’ are: making the correct diagnosis and the prevention of diseases. An important tool in the prevention of diseases is the development and administration of vaccines. When commercial vaccines are not available or do not show enough efficacy in a specific situation, herd specific vaccines can be used instead. Herd specific vaccines are custom-made vaccines in which organisms isolated from lesions from diseased animals on a farm are used to prevent disease in other animals on that same farm. The success of herd specific vaccines depends on making a solid diagnosis.
In September 2017, Dopharma and RIPAC-LABOR joined forces to be able to provide more people in more countries with diagnostic services and herd specific vaccines for livestock. RIPAC-LABOR is specialised in the development and production of herd specific vaccines. The international focus and experience of Dopharma ensures that more customers can benefit from RIPAC LABOR’s expertise.