Ava-Pox-CE

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Ava-Pox-CE

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Manufacturer: Intervet/Merck Animal Health

(E-102)

FOWL POX VACCINE

Live Virus

Directions For Use

READ FULL DIRECTIONS BELOW CAREFULLY

Use entire contents when first opened.

Do not vaccinate within 21 days before slaughter.

Store at 2° to 7°C (35° to 45°F).

Gentamicin is added as a preservative.

Ava-Pox-CE Caution

Burn containers and all unused contents.

Description

This vaccine is prepared from a strain of Fowl Pox Virus that has the ability to give good takes and immunity in chickens and turkeys 8-18 weeks of age when applied by the wing web method in chickens and thigh application in turkeys. This pox vaccine is the one of choice for vaccinating birds to be kept for laying purposes. The vial of dried virus material contains stabilized Fowl Pox virus blended and read for use according to the following directions.

Ava-Pox-CE Indications For Use

This vaccine is recommended for wing web vaccination of healthy chickens and thigh-stab vaccination of healthy turkeys 8-18 weeks of age as an aid in the prevention of Fowl Pox.

Vaccination Programs

Many factors must be considered in determining the proper vaccination program for a particular farm or poultry operation. To be fully effective, the vaccine must be administered to healthy receptive chickens held in a proper environment under good management. In addition, the response may be modified by the age of the chickens and their immune status. Seldom does one vaccination under field conditions produce complete protection for all individuals, in a given flock. The amount of protection required will vary with the type of operation and the degree of exposure that a flock is likely to encounter. For these reasons a program of periodic revaccination may be required.

Precautions

ONLY VACCINATE HEALTHY BIRDS

Consult your poultry pathologist for further recommendations based on conditions existing in your area at any given time.

Birds should not be placed on contaminated premises. Exposure should be avoided immediately following vaccination, because it takes up to 10 days to develop resistance. All susceptible birds on the premises should be vaccinated at the same time. If this is not possible, then strict isolation and separate caretakers should be employed for non-vaccinated units. Efforts should be taken to reduce stress conditions at the time the vaccine is administered.

Rehydration Of The Vaccine

DO NOT OPEN AND MIX THE VACCINE UNTIL READY TO BEGIN VACCINATION. USE VACCINE IMMEDIATELY AFTER MIXING.

1. Tear off the aluminum seal from the vial containing the dried vaccine.

2. Lift off the rubber stopper.

3. Remove the plastic top from the polyethylene bottle of diluent.

4. Pour a small amount of diluent into the vaccine vial until it is approximately two-thirds full.

5. Replace the rubber stopper and shake.

6. Pour the partly dissolved vaccine into the bottle containing the rest of the diluent.

7. Replace the rubber stopper and shake vigorously until all material is dissolved.

8. The vaccine is now ready for use by the following vaccination methods.

Wing Web Application

FOR CHICKENS 8-18 WEEKS OF AGE

1. Rehydrate the vaccine as directed above. Do not break off any of the needles on the applicator.

2. Hold the chicken and spread the underside of one wing outward.

3. Dip the applicator into the vaccine bottle, wetting both needles.

4. Pierce the web of the exposed wing with the charged applicator.

5. Re-dip the applicator in the vaccine vial and proceed to the next chicken.

6. Avoid hitting blood vessels, bones and the wing muscle.

7. Be careful not to touch any part of the bird with the vaccine except the area to be inoculated.

8. Examine and record takes (a small bump at the site of vaccination) 7-10 days following vaccination. Takes generally disappear 2 weeks following vaccination.

Thigh-stab Application

FOR TURKEYS 8-18 WEEKS OF AGE

1. Rehydrate the vaccine as directed above. Do not break off any of the needles on the applicator.

2. As an assistant holds the legs of the turkey with one hand and holds the bird’s head downwards with its back towards him, he then passes his other hand downward on the outside of one thigh, turning the feathers back and exposing a bare spot.

3. The vaccinator dips the applicator into the vaccine bottle and stabs into the thigh muscles.

4. Be careful not to pierce the tendons but go deep enough to break skin and deliver the vaccine.

5. Re-dip the applicator in the vaccine vial and proceed to the next bird.

6. Be careful not to touch any part of the bird with the vaccine except the area to be inoculated.

7. Examine and record takes (a small bump at the site of vaccination) 7-10 days following vaccination. Takes generally disappear 2 weeks following vaccination.

Notice

All Intervet Inc. vaccines released for sale meet the requirements of the licensing authority (U.S. Department of Agriculture) in regard to safety purity, potency and the capacity to immunize normal, susceptible chickens.

Ava-Pox-CE Caution

The capacity of this vaccine to produce satisfactory results depends on many factors, including but not limited to conditions of storage and handling by the user, administration of the vaccine, health and responsiveness of individual animals and degree of field exposure. Therefore, directions for use should be followed carefully.

The use of this vaccine is subject to applicable state and federal laws and regulations.

For Veterinary Use Only

U.S. FEDERAL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT REPACKAGING OR SALE OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS CARTON IN FRACTIONAL UNITS. DO NOT ACCEPT IF SEAL IS BROKEN.

Intervet Inc., Omaha, NE 68103 USA

U.S. Veterinary License No. 165A

1 800 219-9286 (USA)

© 2010 Intervet Inc.

All rights reserved.

Made in USA

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Code

 

10 x 1,000 Doses

066825

109309-01

NAC No.: 10472602

MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH
Intervet Inc.

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