Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica introduces the circovirus disease (MAGIC) program. This monitoring system will assist pork producers and veterinarians in identifying, assessing and monitoring several disease risk factors related to porcine circovirus associated diseases.
According to John Kolb, DVM, technical manager with BIVI, the MAGIC program involves a thorough survey of a producer’s swine health program, as well as relevant diagnostic screenings, to establish an accurate benchmark for disease status. “Because circovirus-induced disease is most often dependent on the presence of other diseases such as porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, mycoplasma and swine influenza, it’s critical to conduct a thorough assessment of a swine farm’s disease situation,” says Kolb.
“Results of the MAGIC surveys will help producers and veterinarians implement effective vaccination and disease management protocols not only against PCVAD, but other disease cofactors as well,” he adds. “In addition, much of what we learn from the surveys and the epidemiology of PCVAD can be shared with the swine industry to help increase our understanding of circovirus and improve our management of this devastating disease complex.”
Kolb adds that BIVI professional service veterinarians, liaison veterinarians and sales managers will provide the results of the MAGIC assessments and diagnostic tests to producers and veterinarians, as well as make disease management recommendations based on those results.
For more information on the MAGIC program, contact Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica at (800) 325-9167 or go to www.bi-vetmedica.com.
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