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Fostera® PCV MetaStim® Now Available from Zoetis Canada

01 November 2016

CANADA - Zoetis has announced the availability of Fostera® PCV MetaStim®. The monovalent killed virus vaccine that helps protect against porcine circovirus associated diseases (PCVAD) caused by porcine circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) has been updated with the commonly used adjuvant known as MetaStim.

MetaStim, the common name for the SP (squalane, Pluronic®) oil adjuvant, is an emulsion used in vaccines to help elicit a humoral and cell-mediated immune response. This preserves the vaccine components so the antigens are released slowly as compared to other types of adjuvants. This release time gives more time for the immune system to develop a response to the virus.

“The safety and efficacy of MetaStim has been well documented given its use in swine, cattle and equine vaccines for the past several years”, according to Don McDermid, DVM, Manager of Veterinary Services, Zoetis.

“In fact, the MetaStim adjuvant platform is currently used in our combination vaccine – Fostera PCV MH. Fostera PCV MetaStim is the monovalent PCV2 fraction of the combination vaccine and it promises to deliver a similar performance profile.”

Along with the adjuvant update, Fostera PCV MetaStim also carries the same label claims as the PCV fraction of Fostera PCV MH. Fostera PCV MetaStim has been demonstrated to aid in preventing viremia, lymphoid depletion and colonization of lymphoid tissue caused by PCV2, as well as an aid in reducing PCV2 virus shedding.

In addition, Fostera PCV MetaStim is backed by the industry-leading 23-week duration of immunity against PCV2 — three weeks longer than competitors.

Fostera PCV will remain in the Zoetis portfolio of swine vaccines as we transition to Fostera PCV MetaStim. Fostera PCV MetaStim is available in 50- and 250-dose vials and can be purchased through veterinarians. For more information on Fostera PCV MetaStim, visit with your veterinarian or local Zoetis representative.

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