Actinomyces (Corynebacterium) pyogenes Vaccine
- 20 x 5ml
Formalinised aluminium hydroxide gel adsorbed suspension of Arcanobacterium (Actinomyces) pyogenes bacteria and toxoid for the control of A. pyogenes infections in cattle, sheep and goats
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE
Abscesses and other purulent infections may be caused by a variety of bacteria.
On farms where such infections are prevalent it is advisable to have the cause confirmed by a veterinary laboratory.
Since the vaccine only affords temporary and partial immunity it is advisable to apply the vaccine 6-8 weeks before the usual or anticipated occurrence of infection.
Judicious administration of the vaccine should be accompanied by other appropriate control measures and stock owners are urged to consult a veterinarian in this respect.
The vaccine will not afford protection against the common forms of staphylococcal and streptococcal mastitis.
Do not slaughter animals for human consumption within 7 days of vaccination.
Vaccinate only healthy animals.
Keep out of reach of children, uninformed persons and animals.
Although this product 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.
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.
Use a separate sterile needle for each animal.
Shake the bottle well before filling the syringe and avoid exposure to high temperatures and direct sunlight during inoculation.
In cattle, injections should preferably be given under the loose skin in the neck region.
Animals may be immunised at any age from 2 weeks.
When animals are inoculated for the first time they should receive a series of 3 injections at 10 day intervals.
A single booster injection should be given every 6 months thereafter.
DOSAGE: Cattle older than 6 months: 10 ml subcutaneously Adult sheep, goats and calves under 6 months: 5 ml subcutaneously Lambs under 2 months: 2 ml subcutaneously
EFFECTS OF THE VACCINE Because of the large dose which is required, local swellings and lameness may occur.
If this happens the interval between the injections may be increased to 14 days.
It is also not advisable to drive animals over long distances shortly after administration of the vaccine.
Immunity is maximal 14-28 days after the third injection and lasts for approximately 6 months but cannot be guaranteed in all animals.