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New feline core vaccine available from BIVI

Ultra Hybrid FVRCP offers a 0.5 mL dose and is packaged with a “chain of custody” label

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Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. has released a reduced-volume core vaccine for cats.

The nonadjuvanted Ultra Hybrid FVRCP is administered in a 0.5 mL subcutaneous dose to protect against feline herpesvirus, calicivirus infection and distemper in cats at least 8 weeks old.

The name “Hybrid” accurately describes the vaccine, said Arne Zislin, VMD, veterinary technical manager at BIVI.

“Hybrid refers to the combination of inactivated dual-strain calicivirus with a modified live feline panleukopenia and herpesvirus in one nonadjuvanted, reduced-volume vaccine,” Dr. Zislin said.

Ultra Hybrid FVRCP is the first BIVI vaccine to feature a three-part “chain of custody” label.

“The label provides the ability to track what vaccines the pet has received in the clinic and at home,” BIVI stated.

A survey conducted by the St. Joseph, Mo., company in February found that 7-in-10 veterinarians believe that providing a “happy vaccine experience” for patients is very important. The new vaccine uses PureFil Technology, which BIVI stated decreases “vaccine reactions by reducing extraneous proteins and cellular debris.”

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