Bursa-Vac

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Bursa-Vac

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

BURSAL DISEASE VACCINE

Live Virus

Caution: Use only in states or countries where permitted and on premises with a history of bursal disease.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE, READ CAREFULLY

Description

This vaccine contains an attenuated strain of bursal disease (IBD) virus.

Bursa-Vac Indications For Use

For vaccination of healthy chickens 7-14 days of age by drinking water administration to aid in the prevention of infectious bursal disease.

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.

Rehydration Of The Vaccine

FOR DRINKING WATER USE

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 lyophilized vaccine.

2. Lift off the rubber stopper.

3. Pour clean, cool non-chlorinated water into the vaccine vial until the vial is approximately two-thirds full.

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

5. The vaccine is now ready for drinking water use in accordance with directions below.

Drinking Water Administration

FOR CHICKENS 7-14 DAYS OF AGE

1. Remove all medication, sanitizers and disinfectants from the drinking water, preferably 72 hours before vaccinating and 24 hours following vaccination.

2. Provide enough watering space so that at least two-thirds of the birds can drink at one time.

3. Scrub waterers thoroughly and rinse with fresh, clean water.

4. Withhold water for 2 hours before vaccinating to stimulate thirst.

5. Rehydrate the vaccine as directed above.

6. Add rehydrated vaccine to clean, cool non-chlorinated water at a sufficient volume to last at least 1.5 to 2 hours at current flock water consumption rates.

7. Distribute the vaccine solution as prepared above, among the waterers provided for the birds. Avoid placing waterers in direct sunlight.

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

Bursa-Vac Caution

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

1. VACCINATE ONLY HEALTHY CHICKENS. Although disease may not be evident, other disease conditions may cause complications or reduce immunity.

2. All susceptible chickens on the same premises should be vaccinated at the same time.

3. Use entire contents when first opened.

4. Do not vaccinate within 21 days before slaughter.

5. Store at 2° to 7° C (35° to 45° F).

6. Burn containers and all unused contents.

7. This vaccine contains gentamicin as a preservative.

8. FOR ANIMAL USE ONLY.

Notice

This vaccine has undergone rigid potency, safety and purity tests, and meets Intervet Inc., U.S. and local requirements. It is designed to stimulate effective immunity when used as directed, but the user must be advised that the response to the product depends upon many factors, including, but not limited to, conditions of storage and handling by the user, administration of the vaccine, health and responsiveness of individual chickens and the degree of field exposure. Therefore, directions should be followed carefully.

Records

Keep a record of vaccine, quantity, serial number, expiration date and place of purchase; the date and time of vaccination; the number, age, breed and locations of chickens; names of operators performing the vaccination and any observed reactions.

Intervet Inc., Omaha, NE 68103 USA

U.S. Veterinary License No. 165A

1 800 211-3573 (USA)

1 866 683-7838 (Canada)

128463-01

 

Code

10 x 1,000 Doses

066801

10 x 2,500 Doses

 

10 x 5,000 Doses

 

NAC No.: 1047268.3

INTERVET INC., MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH
556 MORRIS AVE., SUMMIT, NJ, 07901
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Website:   www.merck-animal-health-usa.com
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Bursa-Vac 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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