Blue Udder / Blou-Uier (Sheep) (50X2ml)
Formalinised aluminium hydroxide gel adsorbed toxoid-bacterin of Staphylococcus aureus and selected serotypes of Mannheimia (Pasteurella) haemolytica for the immunisation of ewes against blue-udder
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE
Blue-udder of sheep is normally an acute mastitis which occurs under various circumstances and is caused by a variety of bacteria. The most important of these are Staphylococcus aureus and certain serotypes of Mannheimia (Pasteurella) haemolytica. Since all the serotypes of M. haemolytica cannot be included in the vaccine it will not be effective in all instances. Under such circumstances a veterinarian should be consulted. The immunity that is induced is not particularly good and in order to control the disease total reliance should not be placed on the use of the vaccine alone. Epidemiological principles and hygienic measures should be applied simultaneously and a veterinarian should also be consulted in this regard.
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. Handle pregnant ewes with care. 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. If possible use a sterile needle for each animal. Shake the bottle well before use. Avoid exposure to high temperature and direct sunlight during inoculation. Ewes that are immunised for the first time should receive 2 injections approximately 6 and 2 weeks respectively before lambing.
Thereafter a single booster injection given 2-3 weeks before lambing during each ensuing pregnancy will suffice.
In order to facilitate vaccination and to minimise the handling of pregnant ewes it is recommended that the vaccine be applied in the chest area behind the shoulder.
DOSAGE: 2 ml subcutaneously
EFFECTS OF THE VACCINE
In exceptional cases individual animals may sometimes show shock reactions after administration of the vaccine. It is therefore advisable to first inject a few ewes and observe them for 30-60 minutes before the whole flock is immunised. A mild reaction may develop at the injection site but it soon disappears leaving only a small hard nodule. Immunity cannot be guaranteed in all animals.
Store the vaccine at a temperature of 4 ˚C to 8 ˚C, in a refrigerator. Do not use the vaccine after the expiry date printed on the bottle.