Due to the increased risk of LSD introduction and spread in the territory of the Russian Federation, it has become necessary to find effective, reliable and safe means for the disease prevention.
The FGBI “Federal Centre for Animal Health” subordinated to the Rosselkhoznadzor, the Reference Laboratory for Bovine Diseases, performed preclinical and clinical tests of cultural dry viral vaccine against sheep pox and lumpy skin disease for its innocuity in cattle and efficacy for specific LSD prevention. The obtained test results showed that the vaccine strain is irreversible, the tested vaccine is absolutely innocuous for cattle and that it protects vaccinated animals from the infection with LSD virus. It is worth mentioning that all the tests were performed in compliance with the OIE recommendations.
In March 2017 corresponding amendments were introduced into the documents on the official registration of the abovementioned vaccine and as the result the full name of the vaccine preparation became “Cultural Dry Viral Vaccine against Sheep Pox and LSD”.
Cultural Dry Viral Vaccine against Sheep Pox and LSD is the only vaccine registered in the territory of the Russian Federation and officially recommended for LSD prevention in cattle. The preparation is in high demand as it is used at livestock farms not only in the Russian Federation (Ryazan, Voronezh, Samara, Tambov, Rostov, Astrakhan Oblasts; Krasnodar Krai; Karachayevo-Cherkessian and Kabardino-Balkarian Republics, Republic of Kalmykia, etc.) but also in the foreign countries affected by or at risk of LSD (Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Mongolia, Republic of Armenia, etc.).
The vaccine proved to be reliable and innocuous preparation at all the livestock farms as it protected vaccinated animals from clinical signs of LSD and sheep pox and did not cause any postvaccinal complications.
Press Office of the FGBI “ARRIAH”