USDA Licenses Elanco Swine Vaccine

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GREENFIELD -

Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health has received licensing approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a swine vaccine. The Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) division says Prevacent reduces porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, a disease it estimates costs the industry between $560 million and $660 million per year.

The vaccine can be used in piglets two weeks or older. PRRS first emerged in the late-1980s. Elanco North America Food Animal Business Senior Director Chris Chavis says "PRRS has grown to be a costly and challenging disease that is difficult to control at the local, regional and national levels. We are eager to bring producers a new product to tackle this devastating disease." The vaccine, Chavis says, has been demonstrated to work for 26 weeks.

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