Argus SC/ST without Diluent

This page contains information on Argus SC/ST without Diluent for veterinary use.
The information provided typically includes the following:
  • Argus SC/ST without Diluent Indications
  • Warnings and cautions for Argus SC/ST without Diluent
  • Direction and dosage information for Argus SC/ST without Diluent

Argus SC/ST without Diluent

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Intervet/Merck Animal Health

Salmonella Choleraesuis Vaccine

Avirulent Live Culture

VACCINE FOR WATER DELIVERY ONLY: S. choleraesuis vaccine is used as an aid in the prevention of pneumonia, diarrhea, septicemia and mortality caused by S. choleraesuis and as an aid in the control of disease and shedding caused by S. typhimurium.

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 of administration. See detailed instructions titled: WATER DELIVERY OF VACCINE.

WATER DELIVERY OF VACCINE:

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

• Remove all medications, sanitizers or disinfectants from drinking water before initiating oral vaccination and flush watering system to eliminate any residuals.

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

• Wearing protective gloves, rehydrate each vial of Argus® SC/ST (desiccated cake) by removing the metal ring and rubber stopper; partially fill vial with cool clean water (suggest 30mL/100 dose vial or 50mL/500 dose vial); replace and hold stopper firmly; agitate gently until contents fully dissolve.

• Place the vial(s) contents into the proportioner reservoir, along with additional cool clean water to provide a final stock solution volume to run 4-6 hours of delivery, as determined by the number and size of pigs, estimated in Table 1.

• Set proportioner to deliver 1 ounce (30 mL) per gallon (3.75 L) into the drinking water.

• Insert proportioner hose into Argus® SC/ST final stock solution and engage into drinking water line flow. Occasional remixing of the vaccine solution 2 to 3 times during the vaccine procedure aids in assuring a uniform dose for all swine. Pigs should consume vaccine within 4-6 hours after its rehydration.

• When all vaccine solution has been consumed, return to non-treated water flow. Disinfect and rinse the reservoir.

• Do not use antibiotics, sulfonamides or other medications in feed or water for 3 days before and 3 days after vaccination.

Table 1. Estimating final stock solution volume:

rehydrate with 30 mL/100 dose vial = 10 doses/3 mL

rehydrate with 50 mL/ 500 dose vial = 10 doses/1 mL

Body Weight (Lbs.)

Average Water Consumption in US Gallons Per 100 Animals in a 4 Hour Period1

Final Stock Solution Volume in ounces (oz.)

Average Water Consumption in US Gallons Per 500 Animals in a 4 Hour Period1

Final Stock Solution Volume in Ounces (oz.)

10

3.0 gal.

3.0 oz.

15.0 gal.

15.0 oz.

15

4.5

4.5

22.5

22.5

20

6.0

6.0

30.0

30.0

25

7.5

7.5

37.5

37.5

50

15.0

15.0

75.0

75.0

75

22.5

22.5

112.5

112.5

100

30.0

30.0

150.0

150.0

150

45.0

45.0

225.0

225.0

200

60.0

60.0

300.0

300.0

≥250

75.0

75.0

375.0

375.0

1Calculations based on average daily water consumption of 15% of body weight. Young pigs or lactating sows may consume up to 20% of body weight.

NOTE: 1 fluid ounce (oz.) = 30 mL

16 fluid oz. = 1 pint

32 fluid oz. = 1 quart

128 fluid oz. = 1 US gallon

Example: To vaccinate 90 pigs averaging 25 lbs./hd, following across the row for 25 lb. pigs shows that 100 pigs consume approximately 7.5 gallons drinking water over a 4 hour period, requiring 7.5 oz. final stock solution; rehydrate one 100 dose vial of Argus® SC/ST with a measured 30 mL of tap water; withdraw 27 mL of rehydrated vaccine (90 doses) and dilute with tap water to a final volume of approximately 7 oz. (210 mL) and place in the reservoir; start the proportioner delivery at 1 oz./gal and run until entirely consumed.

To vaccinate 460 pigs averaging 20 lbs./hd, follow across the row for 20 lb. pigs; 500 pigs will consume approximately 30 gallons drinking water over a 4 hour period, requiring 30 oz. of final stock solution; rehydrate one 500 dose vial of Argus® SC/ST with a measured 50 mL of tap water; withdraw 46 mL of rehydrated vaccine (460 doses) and dilute with tap water to a final volume of approximately 28 oz. (840 mL); place the 840mL of diluted vaccine in the reservoir; start the proportioner delivery at 1 oz./gal. and run until entirely consumed.

 

Calculations:

(90 pigs: 90 hd ÷ 100 ds x 7.5 oz. = 6.75 oz. x 30 mL/oz. = 202.5 mL final volume)

(100 pigs: 100 hd ÷ 100 ds x 7.5 oz. = 7.5 oz. x 30 mL/oz.= 225 mL final volume)

(Universal: no. hd ÷ 100 ds x no. oz. per 100 hd = no. oz. x 30 mL/oz. = no. mL final volume)

(460 pigs: 460 hd ÷ 500 ds x 30 oz. = 27.6 oz. x 30 mL/oz. = 828 mL final volume)

(500 pigs: 500 hd ÷ 500 ds x 30 oz. = 30.0 oz. x 30 mL/oz.= 900 mL final volume)

(Universal: no. hd ÷ 500 ds x no. oz. per 500 hd = no. oz. x 30 mL/oz. = no. mL final volume)

Precautions

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. In case of allergic reaction, epinephrine should be administered immediately. Store at 2°C-7°C (35°F-45°F). Do not freeze. Use entire contents when first opened. Burn containers and all unused contents. If you require additional assistance please call 1-800-441-5767.

FOR VETERINARY USE ONLY

INTERVET INC., Omaha, NE 68103, USA

www.intervetusa.com

1-800-800-521-5767

U.S. Vet Lic. No. 165A

 

 

Code

 

100 doses

30 mL

065182

078610002

500 doses

50 mL

096017

078650002

NAC No.: 1047472.2

INTERVET INC., MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH
556 MORRIS AVE., SUMMIT, NJ, 07901
Customer Service:   800-521-5767
Order Desk:   800-648-2118
Technical Service (Companion Animal):   800-224-5318
Technical Service (Livestock):   800-211-3573
Fax:   908-473-5560
Website:   www.merck-animal-health-usa.com
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Argus SC/ST without Diluent information published above. However, it remains the responsibility of the readers to familiarize themselves with the product information contained on the US product label or package insert.

Copyright © 2014 North American Compendiums. Updated: 2014-04-11

(web4)