Argus SC/ST with Diluent

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Argus SC/ST with Diluent

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Manufacturer: Intervet/Merck Animal Health

Salmonella Choleraesuis Vaccine

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Directions For Use

Administer to healthy swine 3 weeks of age or older.

WATER ADMINISTRATION: This product was developed to be used exclusively by the oral route. Aseptically rehydrate the contents of the freeze dried vial with accompanying vial of diluent. Mix reconstituted vial well. Add to the water delivery system using the appropriate ratio to achieve the delivery of the appropriate vaccine dose per pig. Water may be withheld for 1-2 hours before vaccination. Occasional remixing of the vaccine solution 2 to 3 times during the vaccination procedure aids in assuring a uniform dose for all swine.


● Do not open or mix Argus® SC/ST until ready to vaccinate.

● Remove all medications, sanitizers and disinfectants from drinking water before initiating oral vaccination.

● Flush watering system with nonchlorinated/non-treated clean water to eliminate any antibacterial agents.

● Water may be withheld for one to two (1-2) hours before vaccination.

Rehydrate each 100 dose vial of Argus® SC/ST with accompanying 30 mL BluShadow®diluent.

● Set proportioner to deliver 1 oz. (30mL) of hydrated Argus® SC/ST per 1 gallon (3.75 liters) of water.

● If necessary, make a dilution, according to Table 1, using a clean container with clean non-treated water.

● Insert proportioner hose into the stock solution with the Argus® SC/ST and start water flow until all vaccine solution has been consumed. Flush the vaccine container with clean non-treated water. The pigs should consume vaccine within the first 3-4 hours after hydration of the vaccine.

● Once the Argus® SC/ST has been dispensed and the proportioner has delivered all fluids, return to non-treated water flow. Do not use antibiotics, sulfonamides or other medications in feed or water for 3 days before and 3 days after vaccination.

Table 1

Body Weight lb.

Average Water Consumption in Gallons/100 Animals in a 4 HOUR Period1

Final Stock Solution Volume



3.0 oz.



4.5 oz.



6.0 oz.



7.5 oz.



15.0 oz.



22.5 oz.



30.0 oz.



45.0 oz.



60.0 oz.

250 and up


75.0 oz.

1 Calculations are based on an average daily water consumption of 15% of body weight. Young animals and lactating sows may consume up to 20% of body weight.

Example: For vaccination of 100 pigs, average weight 25 lbs.: Identify the row for 25 lb. pigs and then select the average water consumption values for 25 lb. pigs (7.5 gallons per 100 pigs per 4 hours). Rehydrate Argus® SC/ST with the accompanying diluent. Add the rehydrated Argus® SC/ST to enough clean water (approximately 4 oz.) to make 7.5 ounces of final stock solution. Deliver the stock solution at the rate of one ounce per gallon.


Do not vaccinate within 21 days before slaughter. Do not use antibiotics, sulfonamides or other medications in feed or water for 3 days before and 3 days after vaccination. If allergic reaction occurs, treat with epinephrine. Store at 2°-7°C (35°-45°F). Do not freeze. Use entire contents when first opened. Burn containers and all unused contents.


Intervet Inc., Merck Animal Health, division of Intervet Inc., Omaha, NE 68103, USA

U.S. Vet Lic. No 165A

1 800 521-5767

For patent information:





100 dose vials 500 doses

5-30 mL



NAC No.: 1047421.4

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