Biovac-D (Canada)This page contains information on Biovac-D for veterinary use.
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- Biovac-D Indications
- Warnings and cautions for Biovac-D
- Direction and dosage information for Biovac-D
Biovac-dThis treatment applies to the following species:
Mink Distemper-Enteritis Vaccine, Modified Live and Killed Virus
U.s. Vet. Lic. No.245
DescriptionBIOVAC®-D consists of two components: A freeze-dried modified live distemper vaccine, Distemink®, and a liquid inactivated vaccine, Biovac®), containing Mink Enteritis Virus.
Preservatives: Gentamicin and Thimerosal.
Biovac-D IndicationsBIOVAC®-D aids in preventing distemper, virus enteritis Types 1 and 2 in healthy, susceptible mink.
Biovac-D Dosage And AdministrationUse the accompanying Biovac® to dissolve the Distemink®. Inject 1 mL under the loose skin of the armpit of mink at least 10 weeks old and repeat distemper vaccination four weeks after initial vaccination. To assure uniform suspension, shake before and occasionally during use. Revaccinate all adults at the time of kit vaccination.
Mixing of the Vaccines:
1. Do not mix the vaccines until ready to use.
2. Mix only one pair of vials at a time, and use the entire contents within two (2) hours.
3. Disinfect rubber stoppers with alcohol.
4. Using a sterile transfer needle, transfer Biovac® into the bottle of Distemink®.
5. To do this, shake Biovac® to obtain a uniform suspension. Insert the short end of the double-pointed transfer needle into Biovac® and turn the bottle upside down; then, insert the other end of the transfer needle into the Distemink®. Biovac® will be drawn into the Distemink® bottle by vacuum.
6. After all the Biovac® has been transferred, shake gently to suspend evenly.
7. Do not transfer the vaccine to other containers.
Use sharp, sterile needles and sterile syringes. Inject 1 mL under the loose skin of the armpit of mink of at least 10 weeks of age. For a proper suspension, shake before and occasionally during use. Revaccinate all adults at the time of kit vaccination.
Keep a record of brand name, quantity, serial number, expiration date, and place of purchase. Record the date of vaccination, the number, age and location of the mink.
Precaution(s)Store at 2° to 7°C, 35° to 45°F.
Burn the empty containers and any unused portion of the vaccine.
Syringes and reusable, stainless steel needles may be sterilized by boiling them in distilled water for 15 to 20 minutes. Do not disinfect them with chemicals as these can destroy the vaccine.
Biovac-D Caution(s)Consult a veterinarian or United Vaccines Inc. for an alternate vaccinating schedule and before using the vaccine on a farm where disease exists or has occurred in the last 18 months or where earlier botulism protection is desired.
Incubating diseases (such as Aleutian disease), parasites, nutritional deficiencies (anemia), maternal antibodies and poor management practices (dehydration, adverse temperatures) will reduce the vaccine's effectiveness.
If shock occurs after vaccination, use atropine sulfate or epinephrine.
Should disease occur in an unvaccinated herd, the losses may be minimized by promptly vaccinating those animals which are not showing signs of the disease. The best procedure is to first vaccinate the mink located the farthest distance from those showing symptoms. Care should be taken to use a sterile needle for each animal and to disinfect handling gloves as often as is practical. Consult a veterinarian regarding the treatment and handling of sick animals.
Animals infected, yet not showing signs of disease at the time of vaccination, will not be protected by the vaccine. Symptoms of the disease may continue to develop for as long as two months after vaccination.
For veterinary use only.
Presentation250 (250 mL) dose vial.
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