Ingelvac ERY-ALC (Canada)

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Ingelvac ERY-ALC

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Manufacturer: Boehringer Ingelheim

Erysipelothrix Rhusiopathiae Vaccine

Avirulent Live Culture

Veterinary Use Only

Ingelvac ERY-ALC Indications

For the vaccination of healthy, susceptible swine 8 weeks of age or older as an aid in the prevention of disease caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae (erysipelas). The duration of immunity is at least 128 days. Ingelvac® ERY-ALC may be simultaneously administered orally to pigs along with Enterisol® Ileitis FF and/or Enterisol® SC-54 FF.

Description

Ingelvac® ERY-ALC is a frozen vaccine prepared from a specially selected strain of Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. The duration of immunity is at least 128 days. In a duration of immunity study, 19 of 21 pigs (90%, p<0.0001) dosed orally with a single dose of Ingelvac® Ery-ALC at an average of 52 days of age were completely protected when challenged with virulent erysipelas at 184 days of age. Sixteen of 21 pigs (76%, p<0.0001) dosed orally with a single dose of Ingelvac® ERY-ALC at an average of 32 days of age were completely protected when challenged at 163 days of age. All nonvaccinated controls (100%) receiving the same challenge displayed clinical erysipelas with high fever, skin lesions, lameness, and death. Mortality in the nonvaccinated control pigs was 50%.

Dosage

Administer 1 dose per pig in the drinking water, to pigs 8 weeks of age or older. If maternal antibody interference exists, or if some pigs did not drink the vaccine-treated water, a second dose is recommended 3 to 5 weeks later. Sows or gilts should be revaccinated prior to breeding.

Directions

Vaccine preparation: Plan vaccination timing to allow thawing of the contents of the vaccine vial in a trickling cool water bath until liquid (usually 30-40 minutes). Shake well and use entire contents immediately. Do not thaw vaccine by removing from the freezer the day before use. This will inactivate the vaccine.

Vaccination via the drinking water:

Conventional water directions (open trough or barrel type [tank] system):

1. Do not thaw vaccine until ready to vaccinate.

2. Remove all medications, sanitizers, and disinfectants from drinking water, and any medicated feeds, for a minimum of 72 hours (3 days) prior to and following vaccination.

3. Flush watering system with nonchlorinated/nontreated clean water to eliminate any antibacterial agents.

4. Thaw vaccine according to directions.

5. Add number of doses of vaccine equal to or more than the number of pigs to vaccinate, to the appropriate amount of clean, nontreated drinking water (see Caution section).

6. Final solution containing vaccine should be consumed within 4-6 hours after thawing of vaccine.

Directions for automatic watering systems equipped with proportioner:

Several types of medicators/proportioners are commercially available.

1. Do not thaw vaccine until ready to vaccinate.

2. Remove all medications, sanitizers, and disinfectants from drinking water, and any medicated feeds, for a minimum of 72 hours (3 days) prior to and following vaccination.

3. Provide sufficient watering space so that all pigs can drink within a 4-6 hour time frame.

4. Flush watering system with nontreated, clean water to eliminate any antibacterial agents. (This can be accomplished during pre-measurement of stock solution volume requirement in step 6.)

5. Set proportioner to deliver 30 mL (1 oz.) of vaccine solution per 4 litres (1 gallon) of water. Regularly clean proportioners internally to remove antibiotics or other contaminants that may impair vaccine viability. Maintain proportioners to manufacturer’s specifications in order to safeguard accurate vaccine administration.

6. Pre-measure the actual stock solution volume requirement the day prior to vaccination using plain tap water as surrogate stock solution. Allow pigs to drink for 4 hours during the same time of day as planned vaccination. Subtract the remaining water volume from the starting water volume to determine the net stock solution volume requirement.

7. Prepare vaccine stock solution as follows:

a. Thaw vaccine according to directions.

b. To ensure vaccine viability, use a Ready Pack™ DT (or Reload Pack DT if reusing the Ready Pack container), which contains the stabilizer sodium thiosulfate, with any source of drinking and stock solution water. A blue dye is also included in the Ready Pack to facilitate charging the water lines and detection of the vaccine containing water (step 8).

c. Add number of doses to the stock solution container equal to or more than the number of pigs to vaccinate. Then, add sufficient water to bring total stock solution volume to the desired amount.

d. Mix thoroughly.

8. Insert proportioner drawtube into the vaccine stock solution and direct water flow through the proportioner. Charge the water distribution lines with vaccine by draining (“bleeding”) water from the drinkers in the pens furthest away from the proportioner until the water appears light blue in color. Pigs should consume the vaccine-containing water within 4-6 hours of thawing the vaccine. Do not medicate or use disinfectants immediately following vaccination.

Ingelvac ERY-ALC Caution

The actual amount of water consumed may vary considerably depending on several factors, including environmental temperature and drinker type. It is recommended to pre-measure the actual stock solution volume requirements the day prior to vaccination, during the planned vaccination time period. This should be done in order to ensure that the vaccine is consumed within the 4-6 hour recommended time frame.

Incompatibility

All materials used in administration of this vaccine must be free of antibiotic and disinfectant residue to prevent vaccine inactivation and reduced product efficacy. A minimum antibiotic-free period (including feed antibiotics) of 3 days pre- and post-vaccination is recommended.

Storage

Store frozen at -70°C. Do not store thawed vaccine. After thawing, shake well and use entire contents immediately.

Withdrawal Period

Vaccinated pigs are not to be harvested for human consumption within 21 days after vaccination.

Disposal

Burn container and all unused contents by a procedure allowed by local, provincial, and federal regulations.

Precautions

Anaphylactic reactions may occur. Antidote: Epinephrine.

Do not use in pregnant swine or breeding boars.

For veterinary use only. Avoid direct contact. If human exposure occurs, flush area with clean water, administer first aid, and consult physician immediately.

General Recommendations

If swine erysipelas antiserum has been used recently on the pigs, interference with erysipelas vaccination may occur. A period of two weeks after swine erysipelas antiserum usage is generally considered an adequate interval before vaccination. It is recommended that animals being treated with antibiotics not be vaccinated with this vaccine or similar modified live vaccines.

Manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., St. Joseph, Missouri 64506 U.S.A.

U.S. Veterinary License No. 124

Manufactured for Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd., Burlington, Ontario L7L 5H4

250 doses (250 mL)

74307-01

NAC No.: 12300554

BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD.
5180 SOUTH SERVICE ROAD, BURLINGTON, ON, L7L 5H4
Customer Care No.:   800-567-1885
Technical Services No.:   1-877-565-5501
Website:   www.boehringer-ingelheim.ca
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Ingelvac ERY-ALC 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.

Copyright © 2014 North American Compendiums. Updated: 2014-09-05

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