NOBILIS® CORVAC-4

FOR ANIMAL USE ONLY

NOBILIS® CORVAC-4

Reg. No. G3491 (Act 36/1947)

Namibia Reg. No. V05/24.3/50 [NS0]

INDICATIONS

Nobilis® Corvac-4 is a tetravalent, inactivated whole cell vaccine for the active immunisation of chickens to reduce infection and clinical signs of infectious coryza caused by Avibacterium paragallinarum.

COMPOSITION

Each dose of 0,5 mℓ contains A. paragallinarum:strain 083 (serotype A) at least 1 CPD70*, strain Spross (serotype B) at least 1 CPD70*, strain H-18 (serotype C) at least 1 CPD70* and strain 48 (serotype variant type B) at least 1 CPD70*, incorporated in a water-in-oil emulsion.

(* 70 % chicken protective dose).

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Store between 2 °C – 8 °C in a refrigerator.
  • Do not freeze.
  • Store in the original package in order to protect from light.
  • Do not use Nobilis® Corvac-4 after the expiry date which is stated on the container label.
  • In-use shelf-life: 3 hours.

WARNINGS

  • Withdrawal period: Do not slaughter chickens for human consumption within

6 weeks after vaccination.

  • Vaccinate healthy chickens only.
  • Nobilis® Corvac-4 is not intended for use in hens in lay.
  • A small transient swelling at the injection site may be observed in the majority of the chickens. This is temporary and will gradually disappear.
  • The chickens may be less active five hours after vaccination but return to normal the next day.
  • Do not over- or under-dose the vaccine.
  • Do not inject intravenously.
  • In case of accidental self-injection, see SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS to be taken by the person administering Nobilis® Corvac-4 to animals.
  • Nobilis® Corvac-4 can be used with Nobilis® IB+ND+EDS (G2613) and Nobilis® IB+ND (G2614) as part of a vaccination programme for chickens. It is however recommended that no other vaccine or other veterinary medical product be administered concurrently with Nobilis® Corvac-4.
  • Do not use within 2 weeks of antimicrobial treatment.
  • Ensure that marketed animals do not have local reactions (swellings) at the site of vaccine administration, or elevated temperature reactions (fever) as this may result in the condemnation of the carcasses.
  • 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

  • Observe aseptic precautions. Ensure that all vaccination equipment (containers, syringes and needles) is clean and sterile prior to and during use. Use sterile equipment when administering the vaccine.
  • Do not use disinfectants or antiseptics to sterilise any equipment.
  • It is good vaccination practice, when handling the vaccine, to avoid contact with the eyes, hands and clothing.
  • Adhere to the vaccination programme to obtain optimum results.
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke whilst handling the vaccine.
  • Destroy any unused vaccine and dispose of all the vaccine containers and disposable equipment after use in accordance with National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act No. 59 of 2008).
  • Do not contaminate rivers, dams or any water sources with containers or waste.

Special precautions to be taken by the person administering Nobilis® Corvac-4 to animals

To the user

Nobilis® Corvac-4 contains mineral oil. Accidental injection/self-injection may result in severe pain and swelling, particularly if injected into a joint or finger. In rare cases it could result in the loss of the affected finger if prompt medical attention is not given. If you are accidentally injected with this veterinary medicinal product, seek prompt medical advice, even if only a very small amount is injected, and take this package leaflet with you. If pain persists for more than 12 hours after medical examination, seek medical advice again.

To the physician

Nobilis® Corvac-4 contains mineral oil. Even if small amounts have been injected, accidental injection with this product can cause intense swelling, which may, for example, result in ischaemic necrosis and even the loss of a digit. Expert, PROMPT, surgical attention is required and may necessitate early incision and irrigation of the injected area, especially where there is involvement of finger pulp or tendon.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE – USE ONLY AS DIRECTED

  • Shake well before use.
  • Allow the vaccine to gradually reach room temperature (20 °C to 25 °C) before use.
  • Each chicken should be given 0,5 mℓ of the vaccine, subcutaneously.

Recommended vaccination programme

Nobilis® Corvac-4 can be given to chickens from 3 weeks of age onwards, with a revaccination before lay. The interval between the vaccinations should be at least 6 weeks.

PRESENTATION

Polyethylene (PET) vials, containing a white emulsion of 500 mℓ, sufficient for 1 000 doses, closed with a Type I nitryl rubber stopper and sealed with a coded aluminium cap.

REGISTRATION HOLDER                                        

Intervet South Africa (Pty) Ltd.                                   

20 Spartan Road, Spartan                                          

1619, RSA                                                                  

Tel: +27 (0) 11 923 9300

E-mail: msdahza@msd.com

www.msd-animal-health.co.za

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF PACKAGE INSERT

15 August 2013

Zimbabwe Reg. No.: 2012/80.23.17/9677

Pharmacological classification: 802317

Category of Distribution: VMGD