COOPERS® ANTHRAX

For the active immunisation of cattle, sheep and goats against Anthrax.

FOR ANIMAL USE ONLY

COOPERS® ANTHRAX
Reg. No. G2545 (Act 36/1947)

Anthrax vaccine

Anthrax is a controlled disease in terms of the animal diseases act (Act 35/1984). The occurrence or suspicion of the disease must be reported to the responsible State Veterinarian.

INDICATIONS
For the active immunisation of cattle, sheep and goats against Anthrax.

COMPOSITION
A suspension of live uncapsulated avirulent Bacillus anthracis spores (Sterne 34F2 strain).

STORAGE

  • Store between 2 °C and 8 °C.
  • Do not freeze.
  • Protect from light.
  • Shake well before use.

WARNINGS

  • Withdrawal period: Do not slaughter animals for human consumption within 21 days after vaccination.
  • Since the immune response to the anthrax component depends on multiplication of the living organisms after injection, the administration of antibacterial drugs should be avoided wherever possible from shortly before and until 2 weeks after vaccination.
  • As with all vaccines occasional hypersensitivity reactions may occur. In such cases consult a veterinarian.
  • Usually no marked reaction follows vaccination although a transient swelling may appear at the site of inoculation, and some animals may show a moderate rise of temperature for 1 or 2 days.
  • Dispose of any unused vaccine as well as all empty vaccine containers and vaccination equipment according to local waste disposal regulations at the end of each day’s operations, as under field conditions it may be difficult to avoid accidental contamination of the vaccine.
  • 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.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE – USE ONLY AS DIRECTED
The bottle should be shaken well before doses are withdrawn.
Administration by subcutaneous injection.

Dosage
Cattle – 1 mℓ subcutaneous.
Sheep – 0,5 mℓ subcutaneous.
Goats – 0,5 mℓ subcutaneously in the loose skin under the tail.

Animals should first be vaccinated at 3 to 6 months of age and annually thereafter.
In areas where animals are likely to be subjected to continued exposure to infection, vaccination every 6 months may be advisable.
Under normal conditions, annual revaccination will usually suffice.
Goats should be vaccinated in the loose skin underneath the tail. Do not vaccinate goats in the neck.

PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
Can be used during pregnancy and lactation.

PRESENTATION
10 mℓ, 20 mℓ, 50 mℓ and 100 mℓ. 
Not all pack sizes may necessarily be marketed. 

REGISTRATION HOLDER
Cooper Veterinary Products (Pty) Ltd.
20 Spartan road
Spartan, 1619, RSA
Tel: +27 (0) 11 923 9300
Fax: +27 (0) 11 392 3158
www.coopersanimalhealth.co.za