Enteroporc COLI AC lyophilisate and suspension for suspension for injection for pigs
Each dose (2 ml) contains:
Clostridium perfringens type A/C toxoids:
alpha toxoid ≥ 125 rU/ml*
beta1 toxoid ≥ 3354 rU/ml*
beta2 toxoid ≥ 794 rU/ml*
Inactivated fimbrial adhesins of Escherichia coli:
F4ab ≥ 23 rU/ml*
F4ac ≥ 19 rU/ml*
F5 ≥ 13 rU/ml*
F6 ≥ 37 rU/ml*
* toxoid and fimbrial adhesins content in relative units per ml, determined by ELISA against an internal standard
Aluminium (as hydroxide) 2.0 mg/ml
For the full list of excipients, see section 6.1.
Lyophilisate and suspension for suspension for injection.
Beige to brown lyophilisate.
Pigs (pregnant sows and gilts).
Indications for use, specifying the target species
For the passive immunisation of progeny by active immunisation of pregnant sows and gilts to reduce:
- Clinical signs (severe diarrhoea) and mortality caused by Escherichia coli strains expressing the fimbrial adhesins F4ab, F4ac, F5 and F6
- Clinical signs (diarrhoea during the first days of life) associated with Clostridium perfringens type A expressing alpha and beta2 toxins
- Clinical signs and mortality associated with haemorrhagic and necrotising enteritis caused by Clostridium perfringens type C expressing beta1 toxin
Onset of immunity (after uptake of colostrum):
E. coli F4ab, F4ac, F5, F6: within 12 hours after birth
C. perfringens type A and C: First day of life
Duration of immunity (after uptake of colostrum):
E. coli F4ab, F4ac, F5, F6: first days of life
C. perfringens type A: 14 days of life
C. perfringens types C: 21 days of life
Special warnings for each target species
Vaccinate healthy animals only.
Special precautions for useSpecial precautions for use in animals
Not applicable.Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals
Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)
A transient increase in body temperature (mean 0.5 °C, in individual pigs up to 2 °C) occurred very commonly on the day of vaccination which returned to normal within 24 hours.
A transient swelling and redness at the injection site (mean 2.8 cm, in individual pigs up to 8 cm) was very commonly observed which disappeared without treatment within 7 days.
A slightly depressed behaviour was commonly observed on the days of vaccination.
The frequency of adverse reactions is defined using the following convention:
- very common (more than 1 in 10 animals treated displaying adverse reaction(s))
- common (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 100 animals treated)
- uncommon (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 1,000 animals treated)
- rare (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 10,000 animals treated)
- very rare (less than 1 animal in 10,000 animals treated, including isolated reports).
Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay
Can be used during pregnancy.
Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
No information is available on the safety and efficacy of this vaccine when used with any other veterinary medicinal product. A decision to use this vaccine before or after any other veterinary medicinal product therefore needs to be made on a case by case basis.
Amounts to be administered and administration route
Inject one dose (2 ml) of vaccine into the neck muscles in the area behind the ear of each pig.
Vaccination scheme:Primary vaccination:
First vaccination: one dose 5 weeks before the expected date of farrowing.
Second vaccination: one dose 2 weeks before the expected date of farrowing.
Revaccination (before each subsequent farrowing): one dose 2 weeks before the expected date of farrowing.Preparation of the vaccine:
1. To reconstitute the vaccine, use an appropriately sized sterile syringe to withdraw approximately 5 ml of the suspension and transfer it into the vial containing the lyophilisate.
2. Shake gently until the lyophilisate is completely dispersed in the suspension.
3. Then withdraw all the contents of the lyophilisate vial into the same syringe and transfer them back into the suspension vial.
4. Shake well until thoroughly mixed.
5. Withdraw approximately 5 ml of the reconstituted vaccine suspension and transfer it into lyophilisate vial. Shake the vial. Then withdraw the contents and transfer them back into the vaccine suspension vial.
The vaccine is ready to use.
The reconstituted vaccine is a yellowish brown to reddish brown suspension.
Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes), if necessary
Pharmacotherapeutic group: Immunologicals for Suidae, inactivated bacterial vaccines.
ATC vet code: QI09AB08.
The active immunisation of pregnant sows and gilts induces the formation of antibodies against the alpha, beta1 and beta2 toxins of C. perfringens types A and C and against E. coli fimbrial adhesins F4ab, F4ac, F5 and F6. The piglets are then passively immunised by the uptake of colostrum that contains those specific antibodies.
Efficacy of the vaccine has been demonstrated upon intraperitoneal challenge with a combination of alpha and beta2 toxins from C. perfringens type A. This toxin pattern is representative for the majority of C. perfringens type A isolates in the field associated with neonatal enteritis. Both toxins have been proposed to play a role in the pathogenesis.
List of excipients
Disodium hydrogen phosphate dihydrate
Potassium dihydrogen phosphate
Water for injection
Do not mix with any other veterinary medicinal product, except the suspension supplied for use with the veterinary medicinal product.
Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 21 months.
Shelf life after reconstitution according to directions: 8 hours.
Until use the reconstituted vaccine should be stored at 2-8 °C.
After removal of the reconstituted vaccine from storage at 2-8 °C, the vaccine should be used immediately.
Special precautions for storage
Store and transport refrigerated (2 °C – 8 °C).
Protect from light.
Do not freeze.
Nature and composition of immediate packaging
10 ml glass (type I) vials containing 10 or 25 doses
25 ml PET or glass (type I) vials containing 10 doses (20 ml)
50 ml PET or glass (type II) vials containing 25 doses (50 ml)
The vials are closed with bromobutyl rubber stoppers and sealed with aluminium crimp caps.
10 doses: Cardboard box containing 1 glass vial of lyophilisate and 1 glass vial (20 ml) of suspension
10 doses: Cardboard box containing 1 glass vial of lyophilisate and 1 PET vial (20 ml) of suspension
25 doses: Cardboard box containing 1 glass vial of lyophilisate and 1 glass vial (50 ml) of suspension.
25 doses: Cardboard box containing 1 glass vial of lyophilisate and 1 PET vial (50 ml) of suspension
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from the use of such products
Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal product should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.