Black Quarter (CL. Chauvoei) 100ml
Formalinised alum-precipitated anaculture of Clostridium chauvoei for the immunisation of cattle and sheep against black quarter
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE
Calves between six and nine months of age should receive two initial injections with an interval of four weeks. Thereafter a single annual injection is given until the animals are three years old. On severely infected farms calves may be immunised from three months of age and all cattle up to the age of three years may be injected at six monthly intervals. Inoculate sheep annually three to four weeks before shearing.
Do not slaughter animals for human consumption within 7 days of vaccination. Vaccinate healthy animals only. Keep out of reach of children, uninformed persons and animals. Despite all possible precautionary measures, the absolute safety of the black quarter vaccine can unfortunately not be guaranteed in all animals. Occasional animals on certain farms may show shock reactions shortly after injection of the vaccine. Users of the vaccine are therefore advised to first inject a number of young animals and observe them for 30-60 minutes. Should they show no adverse reactions, the rest of the herd may be immunised. The vaccine must not be administered intramuscularly. 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 needles or syringes. Use a separate needle for each animal. Shake the bottle well before use. Avoid exposure of the vaccine to high temperatures and direct sunlight.
Cattle: 2 ml subcutaneously Sheep: 1 ml subcutaneously
EFFECTS OF THE VACCINE
There is practically no reaction following the administration of the vaccine although a small swelling may occur at the site of inoculation. Immunity develops about two weeks after the vaccination and persists for approximately 9-12 months but, however, cannot be guaranteed in all animals. In exceptional cases individual animals may show shock reactions and in such circumstances a veterinarian should be consulted
Store the vaccine at a temperature of 4 ˚C to 8 ˚C, in a refrigerator. Do not use after the expiry date printed on the bottle.