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Forte V1 (Canada)

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Forte V1

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Manufacturer: Novartis (Aqua Health)

Infectious Salmon Anaemia Virus Vaccine, Killed Virus, Aeromonas salmonicida, Vibrio anguillarum-ordalii-salmonicida Bacterin

For Veterinary Use Only

Contains formalin inactivated cultures of Infectious Salmon Anaemia Virus, Aeromonas salmonicida, Vibrio anguillarum serotypes I & II, Vibrio ordalii, and Vibrio salmonicida serotypes I & II in liquid emulsion with an oil based adjuvant. No other preservatives are used.


As an aid in the prevention of infectious salmon anaemia, furunculosis, vibriosis, and cold water vibriosis by injection of healthy salmonids.

Vaccination Program

This vaccine has been shown to be safe and effective when administered by intraperitoneal injection to salmonids 30 g or larger. It is recommended that vaccination should precede exposure of vaccinates to the disease agents by 800 degree-days (number of days multiplied by the mean water temperature [°C] during period). This product should be used as part of a comprehensive fish health program in consultation with a licensed veterinarian.

Forte V1 Dosage And Administration

Fish are anaesthetized to immobilize and administered a 0.15 mL injection intraperitoneally one fin length ahead of the pelvic fins along the midline. Allowing the vaccine to warm to room temperature (15-20°C) may facilitate injection. Withhold food from fish for 48 hours prior to vaccination.

Forte V1 Cautions

1. Mix well before using.

2. Store in original container at 2-8°C (35-46°F). DO NOT FREEZE.

3. Use entire contents when first opened.

4. Vaccinate healthy fish only.

5. Do not vaccinate within 60 days of slaughter.

6. If accidental injection of the operator occurs, the operator should seek medical attention immediately.

7. Dispose of any unused product according to local waste disposal regulations and/or requirements.

Manufacturer: Novartis Animal Health Canada Inc., Charlottetown, P.E.I., Canada C1E 2A7


Can. Vet. Biol. Est. Lic. No. 40

1,000 mL (6,667 doses)


Nac No.

(Aqua Health Business)

Telephone:   1-877-544-4966, 1-902-367-7323
Fax:   902-370-3195
Email:   tanya.knudson@novartis.com
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Forte V1 information published above. However, it remains the responsibility of the readers to familiarize themselves with the product information contained on the Canadian product label or package insert.

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