EXPRESS® FP FAQs:
What is Express® FP?
Indications: For vaccination of healthy cows and heifers prior to breeding for prevention of persistently infected calves caused by bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) virus types 1 and 2; as an aid in the prevention of abortion due to infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) virus; as an aid in the prevention of respiratory disease caused by IBR virus, BVD virus types 1 and 2, bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV); as an aid in the reduction of respiratory disease caused by parainfluenza 3 (PI3) virus.
A 12-month duration of immunity has been demonstrated against IBR-induced abortion and against disease, including persistently infected calves, caused by BVD types 1 and 2.
This vaccine may be administered to pregnant cattle provided they were vaccinated, according to label directions, with any Express® FP vaccine within the past 12 months. May also be administered to calves nursing pregnant cows provided their dams were vaccinated within the past 12 months with any Express® FP vaccine. See below for details.
What format does Express® come in?
Express comes in 10 dose (20mL) and 50 dose (100mL) vials. Express®FP contains BVD types I and II, BRSV, IBR, and PI3 (all in a modified live format) with or without the five major strains of Lepto. and/or H. somnus and/or vibrio.
What are the benefits of vaccinating my cows and heifers with Express?
Each year, cows and heifers should be vaccinated prior to breeding with Express®FP. Express® FP provides a superior level of protection against BVD types I and II than its competitors1. Along with proven protection against BVD types I and II, Express® FP also gives producers other benefits:
- Low dose volume approved for Sub Q administration.
- Complies with Beef Quality Assurance guidelines
- Proven safe for non-pregnant cows and replacement heifers.
When should I vaccinate my cows?
Vaccinate your cows at least two weeks prior to breeding. It is always best to consult with your veterinarian.
When should I vaccinate my heifers?
Vaccinate your heifers before introducing them into the breeding herd.
What are the benefits of a herd health strategy?
BVD virus is widespread in Canada and throughout the world. A study in Saskatchewan and Alberta in 1990 found that 41% of beef cattle samples had antibodies to BVD. Almost two-thirds of all farms had cattle that had been exposed to BVD.2 Outbreaks of BVD can have devastating economic consequences to producers. By vaccinating cows and heifers with Express® FP, you lay a solid foundation of immunity in the herd against this very dangerous and costly diseases.
Is there proof I can understand?
Studies were conducted in seronegative weaned beef heifers in several locations. Calves were separated into groups and vaccinated with either Express® FP, competitive vaccines or kept as controls. Express® FP consistently produced significantly higher levels of antibodies – an important measure of protection – than the competitors.1 Higher antibody titres are critically important, as they are indicative of higher protection at times of maximum risk.3
How can I find out more about Express?
Your veterinarian can tell you how Express® FPcan fit into your herd health management strategy. Or you can visit our website at www.expressverified.ca for more information.