Clostridia are a very heterogeneous group of bacteria. This is not limited to the species itself but is also true for the toxins within various strains or isolates. Clostridium perfringens and Clostridium botulinum clearly show this variety and are good examples.

Therefore commercially available vaccines sometimes do not show the desired effect. In these cases an auto-vaccine, specifically designed for the animal or the herd might help.

We isolate vaccine candidates from the samples, identify and compare them. Together with our partners we develop an auto-vaccine adapted to the bacteria relevant in the animals.