Corynebacterium Ovis (50X2ml)
Formalinised, aluminium hydroxide gel adsorbed suspension of Corynebacterium ovis for the immunisation of sheep and goats against caseous lymphadenitis and lung abscesses caused by Corynebacterium ovis
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE
Several different organisms can cause abscesses in the lymph nodes and lungs of sheep and goats. It is therefore necessary to confirm by laboratory examination that Corynebacterium ovis is the cause of the disease. On farms where caseous lymphadenitis and lung abscesses frequently occur, sheep and goats should be vaccinated for the first time at the age of two weeks or older and should receive two inoculations at an interval of four weeks. The
immune response lasts for two to three months and animals should therefore be immunised shortly before the period of expected exposure.
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 should not be driven over long distances immediately before and after vaccination. 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 use. Avoid exposure to high temperatures and direct sunlight during inoculation.
DOSAGE: 2 ml subcutaneously
EFFECTS OF THE VACCINE
A small local swelling may develop at the site of injection and animals usually exhibit slight lameness for a day or two. Immunity, which develops two weeks after vaccination, lasts for approximately two to three months but cannot be guaranteed in all animals. Application of the vaccine alone will not effectively control abscessation.
A veterinarian should be consulted with respect to other control measures.
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.