Express® FP

Protect Beef and Dairy Cattle from Reproductive Disease with a Modified-Live Virus Vaccine


The Express® and EXPRESS FP vaccine family, depending on the formulation, provide extensive protection against bovine respiratory disease complex, and the most common reproductive diseases, including infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV), bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV), parainfluenza 3 (PI3), leptospirosis and Campylobacter fetus (vibrio).

Features & Benefits

The Express® family of vaccines provides producers with extensive protection against bovine respiratory disease (BRD) complex.  Producers selecting an EXPRESS vaccine for respiratory protection in their herd can rest assured they're using a product that:

  • Provides broad coverage against BVD Types 1 and 2, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) and parainfluenza 3 (PI3).

  • Is available in convenient combinations with five viruses and with or without Histophilus somnus.

  • Complies with Beef Quality Assurance guidelines for low dosage.


Features and Benefits

  • Because it’s one of the first vaccines to provide protection against BVD Types 1 and 2, producers know they’re getting time-tested, proven protection against respiratory disease with EXPRESS products.

  • EXPRESS vaccines are available in multiple combinations, providing protection against five different viruses and H. somnus, which means there's a product for whatever respiratory needs your herd has.

  • EXPRESS vaccines help producers improve beef quality by complying with Beef Quality Assurance guidelines for both low-dosage and subcutaneous administration.

Dosage & Administration

Express® FP Dosage Information:

  • 2-mL dose, subcutaneous or intramuscular

  • If initial dose, booster with any EXPRESS or EXPRESS FP vaccine (according to label directions) in two to four weeks

  • Recommended 2-mL annual booster

  • Calves under 6 months of age should be revaccinated at six months

EXPRESS Dosage Information:

  • 2-mL

  • Booster in 14–28 days

  • Annual revaccination required

  • Calves vaccinated prior to 6 months of age should be revaccinated at 6 months

  • See label for product-specific dosage information

  • Subcutaneous administration


Always read and follow label directions.

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Top Reasons to Use EXPRESS FP

1) Best defense against BVDV Type 1b

  • EXPRESS FP is the only fetal-protection vaccine labeled to protect against bovine viral diarrhea virus Type 1b, the most prevalent strain of BVDV.1

2) Prevents PI calves

  • BVDV Type 1b is a strain of BVDV in persistently infected calves, making vaccination crucial.

  • EXPRESS FP has been successfully tested for its ability to prevent BVDV persistent infection in the offspring of vaccinated cattle.

3) Proven protection

  • EXPRESS FP has results on its side, and so will you:

    • The vaccine has consistently held up against severe BVDV challenges, resulting in 96 percent (Type 1) and 97 percent (Type 2) protection, including challenges one year post vaccination.3

    • Due to the results of the comprehensive data package, and the level of protection demonstrated by EXPRESS FP, USDA APHIS has granted a prevention of persistently infected calves caused by BVDV Types 1 and Type 2 label claim for EXPRESS FP vaccines, with at least 365 days’ duration of immunity.3

4) Increased immunity

  • EXPRESS FP gives your cows and calves increased immunity against the diseases that pose the greatest risk to cattle operations.

  • EXPRESS FP offers:

    • Twelve-month duration of immunity against infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) abortions, PI calves and disease caused by BVDV Types 1 and 2 (including Type 1b).

    • Protection against Leptospira hardjo-bovis ; vaccinated animals exposed to the pathogen have been shown to clear renal infections within eight weeks of exposure.

    • Convenience and flexibility in vaccination timing.

    • The protection and durability of a modified-live virus vaccine.


1. Fulton RW, Ridpath JF, Saliki JT, et al.  Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) 1b: predominant BVDV subtype in calves with respiratory disease. Can J Vet Res  2002;66(3):181–190.

2. Fulton RW, Briggs RE, Ridpath JF, Briggs RE.  Transmission of Bovine viral diarrhea virus 1b to susceptible and vaccinated calves by exposure to persistently infected calves.  Can J Vet Res. 2005;69(3):161–169.

3. Boehringer Ingelheim.  Express® FP vaccines: unsurpassed protection against BVDV persistent infection.  Technical Bulletin BOV-1742-RESP1018.  Duluth, Georgia: Boehringer Ingelheim, 2018.


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