Lumpy Skin Disease/ Knopvelsiekte
From R 318.04
Freeze-dried, live attenuated virus (Neethling strain) for the prophylactic immunisation of cattle against lumpy skin disease
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE:
Calves from vaccinated cows should be vaccinated at 6 months of age. An annual booster vaccination should be given. Calves from unvaccinated cows may be vaccinated at any age. If possible all animals should be vaccinated during spring.
Do not slaughter cattle for human consumption within 7 days of vaccination. Vaccinate healthy animals only. 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 needles or syringes. The active ingredient of the vaccine is in the form of a powder or pellet in a small bottle. By means of a sterile syringe transfer approximately 5 ml of sterile diluent to the bottle containing the freeze-dried vaccine. Mix until all the powder is dissolved and then transfer this suspension back to the remaining sterile diluent and again mix well by means of the sterile syringe.
The vaccine is now ready for use and must be injected without delay. Keep the vaccine cool and avoid exposure to direct sunlight and high temperatures during inoculation. Shake the bottle well before filling the syringe.
Cattle: 2 ml subcutaneously
EFFECTS OF THE VACCINE
Some cattle may develop a swelling at the site of injection from about the fourth day onward. These swellings may be very large but will disappear in time leaving no after effects. Immunity starts to develop about 10 days after immunisation and animals should be fully protected after 3 weeks. However, the vaccine does not necessarily confer absolute immunity to all animals. A temporary decrease in milk production may occur. A small percentage of cattle are naturally immune to lumpy skin disease virus and do not develop antibodies following vaccination.
When this occurs in cows, there is no colostral antibody production and the calves of these cows may be at risk from an early age.
Store the vaccine in a refrigerator at 4 ˚C to 8 ˚C. Do not use after the expiry date printed on the bottle.
Available in bottles of 25 and 50 doses.