Herd specific vaccines & Diagnostics

Two elements of ‘Best practice’ are: making the right diagnosis and preventing diseases. An important tool in the prevention of disease is the development and administration of vaccines.

Herd specific vaccines are custom made vaccines. Micro-organisms of the farm, isolated from lesions from animals suffering disease, are used to produce a vaccine. The vaccine can only be used on the same farm as where the micro-organisms were isolated. A proper diagnosis is key to the good efficacy of herd specific vaccines.

Dopharma can produce bacterial herd specific vaccines. This is done at the German family owned company RIPAC-LABOR, with which we have an extensive cooperation.