Vaccine for S. typhimurium to launch in UK
Pig farmers in the UK and 11 other European countries will now be able to protect their herds from Salmonella typhimurium.
Ceva will launch Salmoporc in the UK, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania and Slovak Republic throughout the remainder of 2019.
The live attenuated vaccine has been used on German and Polish farms for more than 15 years. It is administered orally in piglets or through subcutaneous injection in sows.
Ceva vet Dr Rike Schmelz said: “Salmonella in pigs is growing threat and an important zoonotic disease. According to the 2018 European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) report, salmonellosis is the second most reported zoonosis in Europe with over 90.000 cases reported in humans.
“Salmonella Typhimurium and monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium represented 17 per cent of confirmed human cases in 2017 so constitutes a major risk to humans.”