COOPERS® BLACK QUARTER

For the immunisation of cattle, sheep and goats against Black Quarter (Quarter Evil).

FOR ANIMAL USE ONLY

COOPERS® BLACK QUARTER
Reg. No. G2550 (Act 36/1947)
Black Quarter vaccine.

INDICATIONS
For the immunisation of cattle, sheep and goats against Black Quarter (Quarter Evil).

COMPOSITION
Contains inactivated alum-precipitated Clostridium chauvoei toxoid.
Coopers® Black Quarter vaccine is a colourless liquid with an off-white precipitate which resuspends on shaking.

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 of vaccination.
  • The inoculation of animals late in pregnancy should be avoided unless there is a serious risk of disease.
  • As with all vaccines occasional hypersensitivity reactions may occur. In such cases appropriate treatment such as adrenaline and/or antihistamines should be administered without delay.
  • 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.

Note: Although Clostridium chauvoei is the most common cause of Black Quarter (Quarter Evil), other clostridia (Cl. septicum and Cl. novyi) can cause a similar condition. If problems are encountered in vaccinated animals a veterinarian should be consulted so that a definite diagnosis can be made.

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The bottle should be shaken well before doses are withdrawn.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

Dosage
Cattle – 2 mℓ subcutaneous.
Sheep – 1 mℓ subcutaneous.
Goats – 1 mℓ subcutaneously in the loose skin under the tail.

Indications for cattle
Cattle should first be vaccinated at between 3 and 6 months of age. Two subcutaneous injections of 2 mℓ each must be administered at an interval of 4 weeks and an annual booster injection should be given until the animals are 3 years old.
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.
Care should also be taken not to inject the vaccine intramuscularly.

A separate sterile needle must be used for each animal, especially during an active outbreak. If this is not done, cross infection can occur from an animal which is in the incubation stage of the disease and the whole herd may become infected.

Indications for sheep
Sheep should first be vaccinated at 2 months of age. Two subcutaneous injections of 1 mℓ each must be administered at an interval of 4 weeks, and a booster annually thereafter.
In areas where lambs younger than 2 months old are vaccinated, a second dose must be given 3 to 4 weeks later.
Annual vaccination should be given 4 to 6 weeks before any operation likely to produce wounds (lambing, tail docking, castration, shearing, etc.).

Indications for goats
These are similar to those for sheep; however, consultation with a Veterinarian is advisable before vaccination.
Goats should be vaccinated in the loose skin underneath the tail. Do not vaccinate goats in the neck.

PRESENTATION
100 mℓ bottles.

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