Bursal Disease Vaccine (SVS 510)

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Bursal Disease Vaccine (SVS 510)

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Manufacturer: Merial Select

Bursal Disease Vaccine, Live Virus, Standard and Variant, SVS 510

U.S. Vet. Lic. No.: 279

Contents: The vaccine contains selected strains of live bursal disease virus for the vaccination of healthy chickens seven days of age or older.

Contains streptomycin sulfate and penicillin as bacteriostatic agents.

Contains fungizone as a fungistatic agent.

Notice: The vaccine has met the requirements of the USDA in regard to safety, purity, potency and the capability to protect normally susceptible chickens. The vaccine has been tested by the master seed immunogenicity test for efficacy.

Bursal Disease Vaccine (SVS 510) Indications

The vaccine is recommended as an aid in the prevention of bursal disease in healthy seven day old chickens.

Chickens to be vaccinated must be free of all diseases. It is essential that the chickens be maintained under good environmental conditions and that exposure to disease viruses be reduced as much as possible in the field.

Dosage and Administration

Freeze-dried Vaccine:

Drinking Water Vaccination - Pouring Application:

1. Do not open or mix the vaccine until ready to vaccinate.

2. Remove all medications, sanitizers and disinfectants from the drinking water 72 hours (three days) prior to vaccination.

3. Provide sufficient waterers so that all of the chickens can drink at one time. Shut off the water supply and allow the chickens to drink the troughs dry.

4. Raise the water troughs above the chickens' heads. Clean and rinse all containers, hoses, and waterers thoroughly prior to vaccination.

5. Withhold all water from the chickens for a minimum of two (2) hours in warm weather to four (4) hours in cool weather prior to vaccination to stimulate thirst. The water withdrawal time should be reduced if half-house brooding is in process.

6. Calculate to supply the vaccine solution at a rate of three (3) gallons (11 L) per 1,000 chickens in warm weather. The age of the chickens should be considered when calculating the water supply. Always use nonchlorinated water when vaccinating chickens.

Example:

2,500 chickens in cool weather x 3 gallons (11 L) = 7.5 gallons (28 L).

5,000 chickens in warm weather x 4 gallons (15 L) = 20 gallons (76 L).

7. Add one of the following to pouring water for vaccine distribution:

a. One (1) ounce (30 mL) of nonfat, dry skim milk per gallon (4 L) of water, or

b. Four (4) ounces (118 mL) of fresh skim milk per gallon (4 L) of water.

8. Prepare the vaccine concentrate as follows:

a. Prepare a container of milk/water figuring one (1) ounce (30 mL) of concentrate for one (1) gallon (4 L) of water to be used.

b. Add cool milk/water to the vial until the dried vaccine is dissolved. Add the vaccine to the container of milk/water to make the vaccine concentrate. Rinse the vaccine vial to remove all of the vaccine.

9. To make the vaccine solution, add one (1) ounce (30 mL) of concentrate for each gallon (4 L) of water needed.

10. Distribute the vaccine solution among the waterers. Avoid direct sunlight.

11. Lower the water troughs and allow the birds to drink freely. Add the remaining vaccine solution to the troughs as the birds drink.

12. Do not provide any additional drinking water until all of the vaccine solution is consumed.

Drinking Water Vaccination - Proportioner Application: Several types of medicator/ proportioners are commercially available. Set the proportioner to deliver one (1) ounce (30 mL) of vaccine concentrate per one (1) gallon (4 L) of water.

1. Do not open or mix the vaccine until ready to vaccinate.

2. Remove all medications, sanitizers and disinfectants from the proportioner 72 hours (three days) prior to vaccination.

3. Provide sufficient waterers so that all of the chickens can drink at one time. Shut off the water supply and allow the chickens to drink the troughs dry.

4. Raise the water troughs above the chickens' heads. Clean and rinse all containers, hoses, and waterers thoroughly prior to vaccination.

5. Withhold all water from the chickens for a minimum of two (2) hours in warm weather to four (4) hours in cool weather prior to vaccination to stimulate thirst.The water withdrawal times should be reduced if half-house brooding is in process.

6. Calculate to supply the vaccine solution at a rate of three (3) gallons (11 L) per 1,000 chickens in cool weather and four (4) gallons (15 L) per 1,000 chickens in warm weather. The age of the chickens should be considered when calculating the water supply. Always use nonchlorinated water when vaccinating chickens.

Example:

2,500 chickens in cool weather x 3 gallons (11 L) = 7.5 gallons (28 L).

5,000 chickens in warm weather x 4 gallons (15 L) = 20 gallons (78 L).

7. Prepare the vaccine concentrate as follows:

a. Add three (3) ounces (90 mL) of dried, nonfat skim milk per 16 ounces (473 mL) of cool water, or

b. Use undiluted, cool, fresh skim milk.

8. To make the vaccine solution, add one (1) ounce (30 mL) of concentrate for each gallon (4 L) of water needed.

9. Add the milk solution to the vial until the dried vaccine is dissolved. Rinse the vaccine vial to remove all of the vaccine.

10. Insert the proportioner hose into the vaccine concentrate and start the water flow. Continue until all of the concentrate has been consumed before changing the water supply to direct flow.

11. Do not medicate or use disinfectants for 24 hours after vaccination.

Coarse Spray Application: Coarse spray application is recommended for revaccination only and not as a primary vaccination. Use a sprayer delivering a coarse spray pattern to dispense the rehydrated vaccine quickly and evenly throughout a house of chickens.

1. Prior to spraying, reduce the air flow by raising curtains or stopping fans. Air movement should be limited for 15 minutes following vaccination.

2. Fill the vaccine container with cool, distilled, de-ionized water.

3. Pour the reconstituted vaccine into a clean container and add five (5) ounces (150 mL) of cool, distilled, de-ionized water for each 1,000 chickens to be vaccinated.

4. Place the vaccine solution into a spray canister and walk through the house spraying at the rate of 1,000 chickens per minute. Direct the spray directly above the heads of the chickens.

5. Avoid direct contact with the vaccine solution. Wear goggles and a mask while spraying.

6. Do not use vaccinating equipment for any other purpose.

Precaution(s): Store at 35-45°F (2-7°C). Do not freeze.

Caution(s): Use only in localities where permitted.

Use only in flocks with a history of infectious bursal disease.

Do not vaccinate diseased birds.

Vaccinate all of the birds on the premises at one time.

Administer a minimum of one dose for each bird.

Avoid stress conditions during and following the vaccination.

Do not place chickens in contaminated facilities.

Exposure to disease must be minimized as much as possible.

For veterinary use only.

Use the entire contents when first opened.

Burn the container and all unused contents.

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

The use of the vaccine is subject to applicable local and federal laws and regulations.

Warning(s): Do not vaccinate within 21 days before slaughter.

Presentation: 10 x 5,000 dose and 15 x 25,000 dose vials.

NAC No.: 11050111

MERIAL SELECT, INC.
P.O. DRAWER 2497, GAINESVILLE, GA, 30503
Telephone:   770-536-8787
Order Desk:   770-536-8787
Fax:   770-534-1126
Website:   www.merial.com
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