Pharmaceutical Name: F-18 E.Coli Vaccine
Licensed in 2003, ARKO’s Edema Vac is the only federally licensed F-18 E. Coli product on the market. Edema Vac is available in 100, 200 and 500 dose sizes, and should be administered at 18 days of age or older. The receptor necessary to allow pigs to be actively vaccinated develops in most pigs between 15 and 20 days of age. Some herds that experience excess mortality may benefit from a second vaccination to account for this variation. In recent field studies in small and large scale facilities ARKO’s Edema Vac demonstrated efficacy against virulent F-18 E. Coli by decreasing mortality associated with edema disease by nearly 99%. This product is freeze-dried and should be stored at normal refrigeration temperature.