Safe, effective and expanded protection unveiled by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.'s Express FP vaccine line

Boehringer IngelheimThe health of an unborn calf should never be gambled on, and no one can question the value of a pregnant female. That's why producers have trusted protection from the Express® FP family of products for many years. Recently acquired label claims from this time-tested vaccine mean dairy producers now have reassurance of its strong, long-lasting protection against key reproductive diseases and disease-induced losses.

Beginning in spring 2012, the Express FP family of vaccines will be labeled with three key new claims:

  • Aids in the prevention of abortion due to infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR)
  • A demonstrated 12-month duration of immunity (DOI) against:

    • IBR-induced abortion
    • Bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) Types 1 and 2. This also includes protection against persistently infected (PI) calves caused by BVD

  • Flexibility in vaccination with approval to administer to pregnant cattle provided they were vaccinated with any Express FP vaccine in the last 12 months according to label directions.

"Sound reproductive health is the foundation for any successful dairy operation," said Dr. Mark van der List, professional services veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. "This expanded label from Express FP is just one way Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. is continuing to provide producers with tools to help prevent disease and keep cattle performing to their highest potential."

These new claims add to Express FP's reputation as one of the most complete modified-live virus (MLV) reproductive vaccine families on the market. Backed by a solid foundation of research, Express FP vaccines are also labeled to:

  • Prevent PI calves caused by BVD Types 1 and 2
  • Prevent urinary shedding of Leptospira borgpetersenii serovar hardjo (type hardjo-bovis)
  • Aid in the prevention of respiratory disease caused by IBR virus, BVD Types 1 and 2, and bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV)
  • Aid in the reduction of respiratory disease caused by parainfluenza 3 (PI3)
  • Aid in the reduction of infertility, delayed conception or abortion caused by Campylobacter fetus var. venerealis, and leptospirosis caused by five serovars of Leptospira.

"Express FP vaccines are exactly what producers are looking for in their herd health protocols," Dr. van der List says. "There are several combinations to fit your herd's needs, and every vaccine is backed by a foundation of research and a label that spells out premier reproductive protection."

For more information on Express FP products, contact your herd veterinarian, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. representative, or visit