Reg. No. G3774 Act 36/1947
Reg.No. N-SR 1405
Equilis® Prequenza Te is indicated for the active immunisation of healthy horses and ponies against equine influenza. It reduces the severity and duration of clinical signs and reduces the amount and duration of viral shedding after infection. It is also indicated for the active immunisation against tetanus to prevent disease and mortality.
Store in the dark between 2 °C and 8 °C. Do not freeze.
Avoid prolonged or repetitive exposure to high ambient temperatures following withdrawal from the refrigerator prior to use.
Protect from direct sunlight.
Keep the vial in the outer carton, in order to protect from light.
Equilis® Prequenza Te is a vaccine suspension containing per 1ml:
* antigenic units
** flocculation units
Vaccinate healthy animals only.
Destroy any unused vaccine by, for example, burning and dispose of all vaccine containers after vaccination (including syringes and needles).
Do not mix the vaccine with other vaccines, or administer another vaccine shortly before or after vaccination with this product.
Accidental self-injection may lead to a severe local allergic reaction. Consult a physician immediately and show this package insert to the physician.
Do not store partially used containers for future use and use the entire contents when opened.
A transient swelling may occur after vaccination regressing within 2 days. In some cases fever may occur after vaccination.
Shake well before use.
Avoid intravenous injection.
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.
Observe aseptic conditions. Ensure that vaccination equipment (needles, syringes, etc.) is clean and sterile prior to use.
It is good vaccination practice when handling the vaccine to avoid contact with the eyes, hands and clothing.
Allow the vaccine to reach room temperature (15 – 25 °C) before use.
Directions for use
Basic vaccination course
All horses not previously vaccinated should receive two vaccinations with a 4 week interval. The basic vaccination course results in immunity to equine influenza lasting at least 5 months. Foals should be vaccinated from the age of 6 months. If vaccination is performed before 6 months of age full protection can be expected after the third vaccination (1st revaccination)
The first revaccination (third dose) is given five months after the basic vaccination course. The revaccination with Equilis Prequenza Te or Equilis® Prequenza results in immunity to equine influenza for at least 12 months.
The second revaccination is given 12 months after the first revaccination.
Revaccination, at 12 month intervals, of a suitable vaccine against equine influenza, such as Equilis® Prequenza or Equilis® Prequenza Te, both containing the strains A/equi 2/Newmarket-1/93 and A/equi 2/Newmarket-2/93, is recommended to maintain immunity levels against equine influenza.
Although Equilis® Prequenza Te and Equilis® Prequenza results in immunity for 12 months, local Jockey Club and Horse Society regulations should be adhered to. These often recommend a 6 month vaccine interval. In this case the alternate use of Equilis® Prequenza Te and Equilis® Prequenza is recommended.
Basic vaccination course
All horses not previously vaccinated should receive two vaccinations of one dose with a 4 week interval. The basic vaccination course results in immunity to tetanus for at least 17 months.
The first revaccination for tetanus can be given 17 months after the basic vaccination course. When a third injection with a vaccine containing tetanus is given at 5 months after basic vaccination, the next tetanus vaccination can be administered after 24 months.
In case of increased infection risk or insufficient colostrum intake, an initial injection can be given at the age of 4 months followed by a full vaccination programme.
The vaccine can be used together with tetanus antiserum for the treatment of injured horses that have not been immunised against tetanus. In that case, the first dose of the basic vaccination can be combined with administration of the appropriate prophylactic dose of tetanus antiserum at a separate injection site. The second dose can be administered 4 weeks later as described above. It is recommended to repeat immunisation against tetanus after approximately 1 month.
Pregnancy and lactation
Can be used in pregnant mares, but handling of such animals, particularly in the latter stage of pregnancy, is not without risk and care should be taken to avoid stress.
Cardboard box with 10 x 1 ml glass vials or cardboard box with 10, 5 or 1 x 1 ml pre-filled syringe (needle enclosed).
Intervet South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Co. Reg. No. 1991/006580/07