June 30, 2016

Introducing the 3FLEX® 250-Dose Option and New Vaccine Mixing Procedures

The FLEX Family of vaccines continues to provide options for customized control against major swine respiratory disease.

3FLEX_250dose_HSB_GroupShot_CLEAR_CIRCOFLEX_sml2[2]To help producers and veterinarians reach optimal pig performance with greater convenience, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) now offers a 250-dose option for the 3FLEX®trivalent vaccine.

3FLEX® continues to provide customized control against porcine circovirus Type 2 (PCV2), porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, by combining the protection of three leading products — Ingelvac PRRS® MLV, Ingelvac CircoFLEX® and Ingelvac MycoFLEX® — in one application.

“Extensive research studies show lack of interference between antigens in 3FLEX® vaccines; which means we can confidently mix and administer these three single dose products within 3FLEX® and expect consistent safety and efficacy.” says Eduardo Fano, DVM, technical manager for BIVI. “This gives pigs a high level of disease protection to reduce incidences of co-infections and increase performance.”

He adds that new 250-dose units add to the convenience of using the vaccine for customers, especially those with larger systems. A 50-dose option is also available.

New Mixing Procedures

BIVI is also updating the packaging of existing product presentations to streamline the mixing and administration process of the FLEX Family™ of swine vaccines. The new mixing process will provide a consistent method in mixing and administering the entire FLEX Family™ of swine vaccines.

This process will be introduced with the launch of the new 250-dose presentations of 3FLEX® and Ingelvac PRRS® MLV, which includes:

  • New vented transfer spike allows for easy, no mess mixing.
  • New packaging changes the mixing bottle from glass to plastic, benefiting the environment and reducing packaging waste.
  • New FLEX Family™ Mixing Guide includes instructions.
  • New SKUs:
    • Ingelvac PRRS® MLV – 118504 (10 dose), 118378 (50 dose), 115903 (250 dose)
    • 3FLEX® – 118377 (50 dose), 117097 (250 dose)

The BIVI FLEX Family™ of swine vaccines provides the choice of five respiratory vaccines that allow customized control of major respiratory diseases in your swine herd. For more information on the FLEX Family™ of products, and other BIVI swine vaccines ask your veterinarian, call BIVI at (800) 325-9167 or visit www.bi-vetmedica.com/swine.