Campylobacter (Vibrio) Vaccine
From R 289.13
An oil-emulsion of formalin inactivated Campylobacter fetus venerealis and Campylobacter fetus (intestinalis) bacteria for the prophylactic immunisation of heifers and bulls against bovine vibriosis
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE
Heifers and bulls must be immunised 6-8 weeks before commencement of the breeding season.
A single annual booster injection must be given four weeks prior each ensuing breeding season.
In herds with an existing infertility problem the diagnosis should first be confirmed by a veterinarian to eliminate other diseases such as trichomoniasis.
The vaccine may have a curative effect in bulls and although it will not prevent infection in heifers it will prevent resorption of the embryo and consequently improve the calving percentage.
It will, however, not necessarily produce an absolute immunity in all animals.
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.
Animals which have previously been inoculated with oil-based products may develop a reaction at the injection site.
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.
The vaccine is an oil emulsion and has a thick consistency when cold.
Keep the vaccine at room temperature until it is fluid and then shake the bottle thoroughly.
Use a comparatively large needle to withdraw the vaccine.
It is advisable to administer the vaccine behind the shoulder or on the side of the neck.
Each animal should be given two subcutaneously injections with an interval of four weeks.
A single booster injection should be given four weeks before each ensuing breeding season.
Heifers: 2 ml subcutaneously Bulls: 5 ml subcutaneously
EFFECTS OF THE VACCINE
The vaccine may cause a local swelling, especially after the second injection. These swellings will, however, eventually disappear provided the necessary aseptic precautions were taken during inoculation. 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.