Our vaccines are an effective alternative to antibiotics. They help protect animal health and improve the performance of livestock herds.
We take samples from sick animals and isolate the pathogen causing the illness. We then produce a vaccine that protects against another breakout of the infection in neighbouring stalls and subsequent generations.
Identification, manufacture and testing take place immediately – the vaccine is available within a very short period.
Adjuvants promote the formation of antibodies in the animals' bodies. We select the appropriate adjuvant depending on the pathogen, animal species and type of husbandry.
You will always receive a detailed consultation on RIPAC-LABOR's vaccinations. Our many years of experience enable us to give you recommendations on the vaccination strategy – time, age, group and mixture – to take away.
When a particular livestock-specific vaccine was ordered – our customers have access to this and other information about their operations at all times.
Our vaccines immunise against infections that already occurred in that location, which means fewer antibiotics are required. Unlike conventional vaccines, ours are also available to combat changing and rare variants or combinations of pathogens.
The vaccine is delivered to the vet who can then vaccinate all selected animals.
The pathogen is inactivated and mixed with the adjuvants – followed by the specified quality controls.
After you place your order, we start propagating and harvesting the pathogens. We are happy to rely on the speed and precision of robots to do this.
Here we store all the information about the pathogen identified and store the strain in a pure culture at minus 80 degrees Celsius. We can use this sample to create future vaccines.
We use MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry to identify beyond doubt the pathogen responsible for the disease.
We take the tissue, stool or swab samples provided and isolate the pathogen responsible for the infection.
RIPAC-LABOR has been working with pathogens affecting sick animals since 2002. In this time, we have got to know tens of thousands of pathogens. The pathogens isolated from livestock, reference strains and other future-relevant strains are archived in our strain bank.
The pathogen strains are carefully categorised in the associated database – developed by us – including their unique protein-mass spectra. The quality of the data improves with each new entry.
The tried and tested processes at RIPAC-LABOR, from sample collection and pathogen growth to vaccine manufacture, reduce the time needed for positive identification. And, when it comes to keeping infections under control, time is of the essence.
RIPAC-LABOR's strain database allows us to look up the infection and vaccination history of every individual customer's business. At the same time, epidemiological tendencies can be seen in the infection history. This means that our customers often have the ability to start preventive treatment early with a supplementary vaccine.
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