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MSD Animal Health Launches Vaccination Device for Pigs

17 April 2015

MSD Animal Health - Pigs

GLOBAL - MSD Animal Health has announced the launch of the IDALĀ® 2G vaccination device for pigs.

The second generation of MSD Animal Health’s needle-free IDAL vaccine delivery system, IDAL 2G has additional features that give the user more information and make the system easier to use.

A needle-free device, IDAL 2G administers a fixed (0.2-mL), low-volume dose of vaccine into the dermis of any size pig, including sows. Needle-free delivery allows for additional vaccination options in pigs, providing flexibility for the user, particularly when vaccinating large groups of pigs.

The IDAL 2G reduces stress on pigs, which can improve animal welfare, while absence of needles positively impacts biosecurity due to prevention of disease transmission and food safety.

The new IDAL 2G can send vaccination data directly to a tablet or smart phone (Apple® or select versions of Android®) through Bluetooth® technology.

An exclusive App allows users to monitor and manage all of the data contained within the vaccinator, such as doses per bottle; total doses remaining; doses to next service and maintenance needed.

Additionally, a larger display window allows quick access to important information, and a redesigned, easy-to-clean, briefcase keeps all of the IDAL 2G components organized.

“The first IDAL vaccine injector gave swine producers a revolutionary tool that made vaccination easier and more efficient,” said Rika Jolie, MSD Animal Health.

“We are proud to introduce the next generation with IDAL 2G, which includes new attributes that will make it easier for producers to track injector readiness, performance and maintenance.”

MSD Animal Health currently offers three intradermal swine vaccines for administration with IDAL 2G, including PORCILIS® M Hyo ID ONCE, PORCILIS PRRS and PORCILIS Begonia IDAL, with additional vaccines under development.

The original IDAL vaccinator can be upgraded the IDAL 2G. Producers and veterinarians can contact their MSD Animal Health representative for more information.

MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the USA and Canada).

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