In the UK, over 10 million pigs are born every year that need to be protected from diseases that cause severe losses to farmers due to lower growth, poor health, treatment costs and that may also impact on meat quality.
Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex (PRDC) is a problem to the pig industry due to its multifactorial nature, with both pathogens and management contributing.
MSD Animal Health leads the way in pig respiratory disease prevention and control, offering innovative solutions such as ready to use vaccines, a broad range of vaccines, diagnostic tools, specific equipment and technical support to deliver best solutions all over the UK.
MSD Animal Health also offers a unique type of needle-free vaccinator for intradermal administration of specifically registered vaccines. This makes vaccine administration easier and more efficient, saving time on the farm and minimising pain and discomfort for the pigs, therefore promoting welfare.
We also lead in pig reproduction with fixed time insemination and products that help treat fertility problems that affect fertility and ultimately reduce performance of gilts and sows, as well as numerous vaccines that rely on the quality of the colostrum, giving the possibility to transfer protection from the sow to the piglet and help them to grow healthier.