COOPERS® BOTULISM

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

FOR ANIMAL USE ONLY

COOPERS® BOTULISM
Reg. No. G2546 (Act 36/1947)
Botulism vaccine.

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

COMPOSITION
Coopers® Botulism vaccine is a colourless liquid with off-white precipitate which re suspends on shaking. It contains fomalinised, alum-precipitated Clostridium botulinum types C1 + 2 and D toxoids.

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 last administration.
  • 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.
  • 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.

PRECAUTIONS

  • Only sterile needles and properly sterilised vaccinators should be used. In order to maintain proper hygiene, it is advisable to change to clean sterile needles as frequently as possible. 
  • In case of long fleece, it is necessary to make sure that the needle has penetrated the skin before injecting the product.
  • Vaccination of stressed animals should be avoided.

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The bottle should be shaken well before doses are withdrawn.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

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

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.
A separate sterile, sharp needle should be used for each individual animal.
Thereafter they require only 1 injection annually

PRESENTATION
100 mℓ multi-dose bottle.

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