Product Details - BOVILIS® S

Cattle

Product Class

BOVILIS S

Reg Nr. G3763 (Act 36/1947)
Namibia: Reg Nr. V07/24.4/375

INDICATIONS

An aid in the control of cattle salmonellosis caused by Salmonella dublin and Salmonella typhimurium. After natural challenge with Salmonella, vaccinated animals may develop mild disease but do not shed the organisms.

 

 STORAGE

  • Store between 2 °C and 8 °C. Do not freeze. Discard if previously frozen.

  • Protect from light.

 

COMPOSITION

Bovilis® S is a bivalent, killed, whole cell vaccine containing Salmonella dublin and Salmonella typhimurium antigens. Each 1 mℓ contains a minimum of 5 x 108 organisms of inactivated Salmonella dublin and 5 x 108 organisms of inactivated Salmonella typhimurium with thiomersal 0,1 mg as a preservative.

 

 WARNINGS

  • Withdrawal period: None

  • For subcutaneous injection only.

  • Avoid injection of animals during wet weather or under dusty conditions.

  • Accidental self-injection may lead to severe local allergic reactions. Clean the area with a suitable disinfectant and seek medical advice.

  • KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND UNINFORMED PERSONS.

  • 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.

 

PRECAUTIIONS

  • Observe aseptic precautions. Ensure that vaccination equipment (needles, syringes, etc.) are clean and sterile prior to use by boiling for at least 20 minutes. Do not use alcohol or other disinfectants to clean needles.

  • Ensure that all equipment is kept clean and sterile during vaccination.

  • Part-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 by for example burning and dispose of all vaccine containers after vaccination.

  • Repeated exposure may cause allergic disorders. Wash hands after use.

 

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

  • USE ONLY AS DIRECTED.

  • Shake before and during use.

  • Before vaccination, the site of vaccination may be cleansed by swabbing with cotton wool dipped in antiseptic.

  • Use needles of appropriate length and gauge i.e. 16 gauge 15 mm.

DOSAGE

2 mℓ subcutaneously. The recommended site of injection is that used for routine injection in cattle i.e. under the skin in the neck.

 

 VACCINATION PROGRAM

It is recommended that cows should be vaccinated twice with a 2 mℓ subcutaneous injection 3 to 4 weeks apart. Then a booster dose is given every 12 months. For colostral protection, vaccinate pregnant cows approximately 8 and 3 weeks before calving.

Calves should be fed colostrum from vaccinated cows for at least 5 days after birth.

 

 HERD MANAGEMENT

In addition to vaccination with Bovilis® S, the following management techniques should be employed:

  • Calves should be fed colostrum from vaccinated dams mixed at a rate of 10 % diluted with milk replacer for up to 5 days after birth.

  • Maintain adequate levels of hygiene throughout the farm and minimise stressful situations.

  • Good calf rearing practices are essential.

PRESENTATION

 20 mℓ and 100 mℓ bottles

 

REGISTRATION HOLDER
Intervet South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Co. Reg. No. 1991/006580/07

 

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF PACKAGE INSERT: 16 April 2007