Indian Immunologicals launches intranasal vaccine for Parvo virus in dogs

G Naga Sridhar Hyderabad | Updated on January 09, 2018 Published on December 21, 2017

Indian Immunologicals Ltd has launched the country’s first nasal vaccine against Parvo virus for dogs. Branded as Megavac-P-Nasal, the vaccine will protect pups as young as 4-6 weeks old. It is an intranasal vaccine containing live attenuated canine Parvo virus grown in a cell culture.

Hitherto only an injectable vaccine was available for vaccination against Parvo virus, according to a release issued by K. Anand Kumar, Manging Director, IIL. Canine Parvo Virus (CPV) infection in dogs has been associated with outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis with high mortality rate. This is more prevalent in stray dogs. India has over 30 million dogs, which includes an estimated 10 million pets.

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Published on December 21, 2017
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