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AviPro IB M48

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AviPro IB M48

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: L.A.H.I.



Directions For Use


Recommendations for use: This product is manufactured from SPF (Specific Pathogen Free) eggs and is a live virus vaccine of chicken embryo origin for initial vaccination and revaccination of chickens as an aid in the prevention of infectious bronchitis, Mass. type.

This product is recommended for initial vaccination of chickens at five weeks of age or older.

This product can also be used in replacement birds before 16 weeks of age that were previously vaccinated. Parental immunity and immunological incompetence are major factors in preventing young chickens from developing immunity. The duration of immunity resulting from vaccination is also directly related to the age of the chickens and their susceptibility. The most satisfactory vaccination schedule may vary from one area to another, depending on such factors as the incidence of disease and concentration of poultry flocks. The following vaccination schedule would be applicable to most areas but may be tailored to local conditions.

Preparation of vaccine for intraocular use:

1000 Doses - Rehydrate to 30 ml

Remove aluminum overseal and stopper from the vaccine bottle and pour part of the diluent into the bottle. Shake well and pour the vaccine back into the remaining diluent and place the dropper tip on the diluent bottle. The vaccine is now ready for intraocular use.

Method of vaccination: The vaccine may be administered by way of the eye (intraocular). When used intraocularly, birds should be held on their side and one drop of the mixed vaccine should be allowed to fall into the open eye. Birds should be held until the drop of vaccine disappears. Care must be taken to prevent injury to the cornea of the eye with the dropper tip.

Preparation of vaccine for coarse spray (aerosol) use:

1000, 2000, 2500, 5000, 10 000, 20 000 Doses

Rehydrate the vaccine with cool distilled water in an amount sufficient to vaccinate the required number of chickens according to the directions of the spray cabinet or field spray manufacturer. Field spray application should be used only in houses that can be tightly closed. Close all windows, doors, ventilators, etc and turn off fans. Spray each 1000 doses of vaccine directly into the faces of 1,000 birds. Leave house closed for at least 15 minutes after spraying. Always use eye goggles and a respirator.

Preparation of vaccine for drinking water use:

1000, 2000, 2500, 5000, 10 000, 20 000 Doses

Remove the aluminum overseal and stopper and add clean non-sanitized water to the vaccine vial. Replace the stopper and shake well. Pour the contents into a container of non-sanitized water. Shake well and dilute the vaccine as outlined in the chart below. A dried skim milk powder should be used as a vaccine stabilizer at the rate of 8.0 grams per gallon of water. The powdered milk is added prior to the reconstitution of the vaccine.

Method of vaccination: Withhold all medication and disinfectants from the drinking water 24 hours before and 24 hours after vaccination. Rinse waterers with clean non-sanitized water and remove all water from chicks for at least two hours prior to vaccination. Provide adequate space so that at least two-thirds of the birds can drink at one time. Add mixture to water as per following chart.

Age of Birds

Amount of water per 1000 doses

Meat Type Birds

Layer Type Birds





5 weeks - 8 weeks





9 weeks - 15 weeks





16 weeks - 20 weeks





Divide the mixed vaccine into the waterers.

Provide no other drinking water until all vaccine has been consumed.


Store vaccine between 2-7°C (35-45°F).


Vaccinate only healthy birds.

If there are susceptible laying birds on the premises there is a possibility that the virus might spread from the vaccinated to the susceptible birds and affect egg production.

Use entire contents when a vial is first opened.

Burn this container and all unused contents.

Keep permanent vaccination records including vaccine serial number.

Do not vaccinate within 21 days before slaughter.

The use of this vaccine is subject to State laws wherever applicable.

Vaccine contains Gentamicin as a preservative.

This vaccine was carefully produced and passed all tests in accordance with US Government requirements.

Manufactured in the U.S.A. by: LOHMANN ANIMAL HEALTH INT., Winslow, Maine 04901 U.S.A.

U.S. Veterinary License No. 196



2500 doses


10 000 doses


NAC No.: 10081222

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Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the AviPro IB M48 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.

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