Coliprotec™ F4/F18 is a live oral vaccine which can be used in piglets from 18 days of age to protect them against Post-Weaning Diarrhoea (PWD) due to F4-F18 ETEC.
Coliprotec delivers healthy piglets with 1 kg or more at the end of nursery, which may result in 2 kg of additional slaughter weight1. Coliprotec vaccinated animals can reach market weight up to 7 days sooner, with a substantial reduction in nursery medication use2.
This hub aims to provide a resource for the use of the vaccine. Resources include application guides, educational materials, tools and content for producers, vets & nutritionists that all share a common interest in the intestinal health of young pigs.
with Frédéric Vangroenweghe
Frédéric Vangroenweghe discusses the pros and cons to drenching, waterbowl administration and the use of the drinking line in vaccinating your piglets.
2 Vangroenweghe, F. et al., 2018. Proceedings of the 10th ESPHM: 252.
*ETEC-related post weaning diarrhoea. +Macleod Research 2020, Farmers Weekly and Elanco post-weaning diarrhoea research.
Coliprotec F4/F18 is an oral vaccine used for active immunization of pigs from 18 days of age against enterotoxigenic F4-positive and F18-positive Escherichia coli in order to reduce the incidence of moderate to severe post-weaning diarrhoea infected pigs and reduce the faecal shedding of enterotoxigenic F4-positive and F18-positive E. coli from infected pigs.
Each dose of vaccine contains 1.3 x 108 to 9.0 x 108 CFU of live non-pathogenic Escherichia coli O8:K87 (F4ac) and 2.8 x 108 to 3.0 x 109 CFU of live non-pathogenic Escherichia coli O141:K94 (F18ac). Refer to the product packaging and leaflets for information about side effects, precautions, warnings and contraindications. Legal category POM-V. Advice should be sought from the Medicine Prescriber. For further information consult the product SPC. Use medicines responsibly www.noah.co.uk/responsible.
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