Vaccination of fish ensures protection against common recurrent viral or bacterial diseases. Fish vaccines can dramatically reduce mortality and improve the welfare of fish. They can offer many other benefits such as reducing dependency to antibiotics, as well as enhancing production efficiency by improving growth rate and feed conversion efficiency.
SEPPIC provides a specific adjuvant range for fish vaccines.
MONTANIDE? for fish vaccines
To stimulate the most appropriate immune response against a disease, the choice of the adjuvant in the vaccine must consider several criteria such as fish species, type of antigen, vaccine administration route (intraperitoneal injection or mucosal vaccination), immune response kinetics (short/long term protection) and type of immune response (humoral or cellular).
Two adjuvant technologies can be recommended for fish vaccines depending on the administration route:
- Water-in-Oil emulsions for intraperitoneal injection: MONTANIDE? ISA
- Micro-emulsions for vaccination by immersion: MONTANIDE? IMS
MONTANIDE? in the field
MONTANIDE? adjuvants are used worldwide in the vaccination against fish diseases, such as: