Freeze-dried, live attenuated ephemeral fever virus for the prophylactic immunisation of cattle against ephemeral fever/three-day-stiffsickness.
|Live attenuated ephemeral fever virus||✓|
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Not previously immunised cattle should be vaccinated at the age of 6 months or older with a follow-up vaccination 4 weeks later. Cattle can be immunised irrespective of the stage of pregnancy or lactation. In order to boost the immunity it is advisable to vaccinate annually. Vaccinate the animals during late winter or early spring. The vaccine should be used in conjunction with applying insect control measures for Culicoides midges, especially during high rainfall seasons.
Vaccinate healthy animals only.
For subcutaneous injection.
Dose rates/directions for use:
Use only as directed.
Sterilise syringes and needles by boiling in water for at least 15 minutes. Do not use disinfectants or methylated spirits for sterilising either syringes or needles. If vaccinations are done in the face of an outbreak of disease,
a separate needle should be used for each animal to avoid spreading of infection. Avoid exposure to high temperatures and direct sunlight during inoculation. The active ingredient of the vaccine is in the form of a powder
or pellet in a small bottle. Transfer 5 ml from the bottle marked B-Phemeral diluent to the freeze-dried product.
The fluid should be drawn up carefully into the syringe and squirted into the bottle containing the freeze-dried material until properly dissolved. Now transfer the total volume back to the diluent bottle. Mix the vaccine by
gently shaking the bottle. The vaccine is now ready for use. Do not prepare more vaccine than can be administered within a period of one (1) hour.
Cattle: 2 ml subcutaneously
Effects if the vaccine:
Immunity starts to develop 7-14 days after immunisation and the animals should be protected after six weeks but, however, cannot be guaranteed in all animals.