Combined botulism and blackquarter (Quarter Evil) vaccine for the active immunisation of cattle, sheep and goats against botulism and blackquarter
FOR ANIMAL USE ONLY
Reg. No. G2328 (Act 36/1947)
Namibia Reg. No. V96/24.4/506 [NS0]
Combined botulism and black quarter (quarter evil) vaccine for the active immunisation of cattle, sheep and goats against botulism and black quarter (quarter evil).
Duovax is a colourless liquid with an off-white precipitate which resuspends on shaking. It contains formalinised, inactivated alum-precipitated toxoids of Clostridium chauvoei and Clostridium botulinum types C1 + 2 and D.
In all animals, immunised for the first time, immunity develops 2 weeks after the second injection. Immunity can, however, not be guaranteed in all animals.
- Store between 2 ˚C – 8 ˚C in a refrigerator.
- Do not freeze.
- Protect from light.
- Do not use after expiry date.
- Withdrawal period: Do not slaughter animals for human consumption within 21 days of vaccination.
- Goats should be vaccinated in the loose skin under the tail. Do not vaccinate goats in the neck.
- 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.
- Sterilise syringes and needles by boiling in water for at least 15 minutes.
- Do not use disinfectants or methylated spirits for sterilising either needles or syringes.
- Use a separate needle for each animal.
- Occasionally, some individual farm animals, on certain farms, may show shock reactions shortly after injection of the vaccine.
- A small swelling may occur at the site of inoculation.
- Avoid exposure to high temperatures and direct sunlight during inoculation.
- 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 the bottle well each time before filling the syringe.
- Cattle, sheep and goats: 2 mℓ subcutaneously (goats should be vaccinated in the loose skin underneath the tail).
- Calves should be immunised before they are weaned i.e., at 4 to 5 months and a second injection must be administered 4 to 6 weeks later.
- Lambs and kids can be immunised from 3 months of age and a second injection must be administered 4 to 6 weeks later.
- After these 2 initial injections, every animal must receive a single booster injection annually.
100 mℓ bottle (50 doses).
Intervet South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
20 Spartan Road
Tel: +27 (0) 11 923 9300
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT
23 June 2017
|Zimbabwe Reg. No.: 2001/80.23.17/9563|
Pharmacological Classification: 80.23.17 vaccines (other species)
Category for Distribution: VMGD