For the active immunisation of sheep against pulpy kidney disease (enterotoxaemia).
FOR ANIMAL USE ONLY
Reg. No. G2642 (Act 36/1947)
Namibia Reg. No. V99/24.4/500 [NS0]
For the active immunisation of sheep against pulpy kidney disease (enterotoxaemia). The active component, when injected into a healthy, susceptible animal, stimulates the immune response and provokes the formation of epsilon antitoxin.
Contains a toxoid obtained from a culture in a liquid medium of a suitable strain of Clostridium perfringens type D, inactivated in such a manner that immunogenic activity is retained.
- Store between 2 ºC – 8 ºC in a refrigerator.
- Do not freeze.
- Protect from light.
- Withdrawal period: Do not slaughter animals for human consumption within 21 days of vaccination.
- Some animals may develop a transient inflammatory reaction over the injection site, which is normal following vaccination with an oily vaccine.
- In case of inoculation in the hind quarters, a slight limp could arise ± 2 days after injection and disappear 2 to 3 days later. A moderate rise in temperature may also follow vaccination.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 bottle well before use and repeat from time to time during the vaccination process.
- Only sterile needles and properly sterilised vaccinator should be used. In order to maintain a proper hygiene, it is advisable to change to clean sterile needles as frequently as possible.
- The vaccine should be administered by deep intramuscular injection.
- Sheep should first be vaccinated at 4 months of age and annually thereafter.
- In order to ensure a proper inoculation, it is preferable to inject the vaccine while fleece is short.
- Immunity is established within 2 to 3 weeks after inoculation and lasts for 1 year.
- Lambs born from ewes vaccinated 10 to14 days before lambing are protected for 12 to 16 weeks by the antibodies passed in the colostrum.
- As usual with all vaccines, absolute immunity cannot be guaranteed in all animals. Therefore, it is advisable to consult a veterinarian regarding additional control measures, instead of relying on the vaccine alone.
Sheep and lambs: 1 mℓ intramuscular.
An oily off-white, slightly flocculating liquid which resolves immediately on shaking.
Packed in 100 mℓ polypropylene containers.
Intervet South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
20 Spartan Road, Spartan
Tel: +27 (0) 11 923 9300
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT
10 November 2000