Merck Animal Health Introduces Nobivac EDGE™ Low-Dose Canine Vaccines

Madison, N.J., February 19, 2019 – Today, Merck Animal Health introduced Nobivac EDGE™, a line of convenient, low-dose vaccine options with 50 percent less volume (0.5 ml) than standard (1 ml) vaccines. These vaccines offer the same efficacy as standard vaccines with administration options for veterinarians to best meet a pet owner’s preference and needs.

“We know that veterinary professionals and pet owners want the best and safest options when it comes to keeping dogs happy and healthy,” said Madeleine Stahl, DVM, Associate Director, Scientific Marketing Affairs, Merck Animal Health. “We created Nobivac EDGE™ to provide the strength and quality of a full-size vaccine in a convenient low-dose option.”

Reduction in the volume of vaccines is significant for dogs or puppies that become easily distressed at veterinary appointments, resulting in faster administration and a more comfortable vaccination experience. Nobivac EDGE™ DAPPv+L4 was found to be 99% reaction-free in a clinical impressions trial involving administration of 1,583 doses to dogs of all sizes.

Nobivac EDGE™ low-dose options offer a variety of vaccines, including:

  • Nobivac EDGE™ LEPTO4, the first and only 0.5 ml leptospirosis vaccine shown to be effective against disease, mortality and leptospiruria (urinary shedding) for dogs of all sizes.
  • Nobivac EDGE™ DAPPv, the only 0.5 ml that provides protection against parainfluenza, distemper, adenovirus type 1 (hepatitis) and parvovirus in one formula.
  • Nobivac EDGE™ DAPPv+L4, the only 0.5 ml combo vaccine to provide parainfluenza protection in combination with four-way leptospirosis protection.

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About Merck Animal Health

For more than a century, Merck, a leading global biopharmaceutical company, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada, is the global animal health business unit of Merck. Through its commitment to the Science of Healthier Animals™, Merck Animal Health offers veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest range of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services. Merck Animal Health is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, wellbeing and performance of animals. It invests extensively in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. Merck Animal Health is present in more than 50 countries, while its products are available in some 150 markets. For more information, visit or connect with us on LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter at @MerckAH.