Gallant Custom Laboratories Inc. is an Autogenous Veterinary Biologics manufacturing facility licensed with the Canadian Food and Inspection Agency (CFIA).
Autogenous Biologics include vaccines, bacterins and toxoids. Licensed Veterinarians may use them as a customizable tool to target specific pathogenic organisms. Autogenous Biologics are considered an alternative when licensed commercial products are not available or do not cover the current strains in the herd or flock.
Many pathogenic organisms have multiple serotypes which are often not cross-protective. Problem strains can be isolated from sick animals directly from the farm to meet unique challenges. The attending veterinarian will direct the creation of an Autogenous Veterinary Biologic that can include combinations of organisms and serotypes that have been identified in the herd or flock.
Autogenous biologics, in Canada, are only sold through a licensed veterinarian and their use and manufacturing is regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. They can only be used on the site of the origin of the bacterial or viral isolate, unless there is justification due to a shared risk between adjacent or non-adjacent facilities.
We are now in production of autogenous Swine Influenza Virus (SIV) vaccines and successfuly isolating virus during routine diagnostic testing. We have a real-time PCR test that identifies SIV in a sample and can tell us if it is H1 or H3. This isolation and subtyping service is provided at no charge. Call today for details.