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Sergey Dankvert warns of possible provocations with the supply of adulterated animal vaccines

Rosselkhoznadzor considers provocations with the supply of adulterated foreign-made animal vaccines, which can harm Russian animal husbandry, possible. Therefore, the Service enhanced control over imported animal vaccines. This was stated by Sergey Dankvert, the Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, during his visit to the Federal Center for Animal Health (FGBI ARRIAH) in Vladimir.

Sergey Dankvert warns of possible provocations with the supply of adulterated animal vaccines
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“We have now enhanced control over foreign-made vaccines, as we are not aware of the future. Right now it is easy to harm our country through supplies of adulterated vaccines,” said Sergey Dankvert.

The Head of the Inspection Service outlined, that import substitution in the Russian animal vaccine market is now underway.

“Foreign policymakers have overreached themselves, as the substitution of foreign-made animal vaccines with Russian ones has been pretty successful. Russian vaccines are no worse, and in some cases even better than imported ones,” said the Head of the Service.

Russian farmers are gradually substituting foreign-made vaccines with domestic ones. According to the Rosselkhoznadzor, 71% of vaccines used in cattle and 53% of vaccines used in pigs are domestically produced. And for the Russian poultry sector this figure exceeds 43%.

Rosselkhoznadzor’s officials pointed out that FGBI “ARRIAH” has initiated steps to ramp up production of animal vaccines.

“Due to current challenges of global geopolitics, and also due to the expansion of activities of FGBI “ARRIAH” after joining with the large laboratory facilities of Central Scientific and Methodical Veterinary Laboratory of Rosselkhoznadzor (FGBI “CNMVL”), the Center has increased the supplies of vaccines to the domestic market by 66%,” said Roman Rybin, the director of the FGBI “ARRIAH”.

During his visit to FGBI “ARRIAH”, Alexander Avdeev, the Acting Governor of the Vladimir Region, noted the importance of the effort the Center puts into fighting the diseases that threaten Russian animal husbandry.

“We all know, how much massive African swine fever, foot-and-mouth disease, and bird flu outbreaks harm the economy and food safety. The work carried out by the scientists and other professionals of ARRIAH and Rosselkhoznadzor is very important for our country, and I’m sure, for global food security as well,” said Alexander Avdeev.

Reminder: The Rosselkhoznadzor Data Processing center was opened in FGBI “ARRIAH” on August 4, 2022. It is aimed at ensuring continuous work of the Service’s data systems, including the FGIS VetIS and Saturn.

Information Note

FGBI “ARRIAH” produces diagnostic kits, and vaccines against diseases found in cattle, pigs, birds, and wild carnivores. The total amount of product types exceeds 100 and includes about 78 vaccines, 21 diagnostic kits and 7 chemotherapy drugs, protected by 97 patents of the Russian Federation.

Currently, 12 applications have been filed to obtain patents of the Russian Federation (RF). The production facilities of the Center comply with GMP and GLP (good laboratory practice) standards, the production of biologicals complies with international quality standards ISO 9001-2015.

Plans for the near future include the development of vaccines against bovine mastitis, based on the original strains circulating in the territory of the Russian Federation, as well as the vaccine against bovine keratoconjunctivitis.

FGBI “ARRIAH” is a sole Russian producer of medicines against Marek’s disease based on all three existing serotypes. FGBI ARRIAH’s line also includes a drug against H9N2 low pathogenic avian influenza virus, which has been successfully applied in Russia since 2015.

Driven by the need arising from the changes in the epizootic status of H9 low-pathogenic avian influenza, the efficiency of the vaccine for commercial poultry production has been increased through the introduction of the new genetic line G-1.

The vaccine against highly pathogenic H5 low influenza developed by FGBI “ARRIAH” is considered to be in full compliance with the guidelines of the World Organization for Animal Health and the World Health Organization.

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English version, 9 Aug 2022 11:47
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