Botuvax® is a vaccine for the active immunisation of cattle, horses, sheep and goats against botulism.
FOR ANIMAL USE ONLY
Reg. No. G2193 (Act 36/1947)
Namibia Reg. No. V98/24.4/333 [NS0]
For the active immunisation of cattle, horses, sheep and goats against botulism.
Botuvax® is a colourless liquid with off-white precipitate which resuspends on shaking. It contains formalinised, alum-precipitated Clostridium botulinum types C1 + 2 and D toxoids.
- Store between 2 ºC – 8 ºC in a refrigerator.
- Do not freeze.
- Protect from light.
- Withdrawal period: Do not slaughter animals for human consumption within 21 days of vaccination.
- Some horses may show temporary local swelling at the site of injection.
- Goats should be vaccinated in the loose skin underneath the tail. Do not vaccinate goats in the neck.
- Botulism is caused by the toxin of Clostridium botulinum which is present in decomposing carcasses of animals and birds. If grazing is deficient in phosphorus, cattle will satisfy the craving by eating old bones of decomposed carcasses and thus develop botulism, becoming paralysed. The vaccine will protect against the botulinum toxin but not substitute for the supplementary feeding of phosphorus.
- KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN, UNINFORMED PERSONS AND ANIMALS.
- Although this vaccine has been extensively tested under a large variety of conditions, failure thereof may ensue as a result of a wide range of reasons. If this is suspected, seek veterinary advice and notify the registration holder.
- Observe aseptic precautions. Ensure that vaccination equipment (needles, syringes, etc.) is clean and sterile prior to and during use.
- Partially used containers should be disposed of at the end of each day’s operation since under field conditions, it may be difficult to avoid accidental contamination of the vaccine.
- Destroy any unused vaccine and dispose of all the empty vaccine containers and disposable equipment after use in accordance with National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act No. 59 of 2008).
DIRECTIONS FOR USE – USE ONLY AS DIRECTED
Shake well before doses are withdrawn.
Administer by subcutaneous injection.
Animals can be vaccinated from 3 months of age.
Animals that have not previously been immunised, should be given 2 injections of vaccine at an interval of 4 to 6 weeks. This second injection is very important for better immunity.
Thereafter, they require only 1 injection annually.
A separate sterile, sharp needle should be used for each individual animal.
Cattle and horses: 2 mℓ subcutaneously.
Sheep: 1 mℓ subcutaneously.
Goats: 1 mℓ subcutaneously in the loose skin underneath the tail.
100 mℓ Multi-dose polypropylene containers packed in an outer carton.
Intervet South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
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Tel: +27 (0) 11 923 9300
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT
01 November 2016