Mildvac-Ark

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Mildvac-Ark

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Manufacturer: Intervet/Merck Animal Health

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BRONCHITIS VACCINE

Ark Type

Live Virus

Coarse Spray

Description

This live virus vaccine is prepared from a mild Arkansas strain of Arkansas type bronchitis. The mild Arkansas infectious bronchitis strain was developed and selected for its low reactivity and high immunogenicity. The virus has been propagated using SPF (Specific Pathogen Free) substrates. The immunizing capability has also been proven by the Master Seed Immunogenicity Test.

Mildvac-Ark Indications For Use

This vaccine is recommended for the vaccination of healthy chickens one day of age or older by coarse spray administration as an aid in the prevention of disease due to Arkansas type bronchitis virus.

Vaccination Program

Many factors must be considered in determining a sound vaccination program for a particular farm or poultry complex. To be fully effective, the vaccine must be administered properly to healthy, receptive chickens maintained in a proper environment under good management. In addition, the response may be influenced by the age of the chickens and their immune status. Seldom does one live virus vaccination under field conditions produce lifetime protection for all individuals in a given flock. The level of immunity required will vary with operational practices and the degree of exposure. Therefore, a program of periodic revaccinations may be necessary.

Preparation Of Vaccine

For Coarse Spray Use

DO NOT OPEN AND MIX THE VACCINE UNTIL READY TO BEGIN VACCINATION. USE VACCINE IMMEDIATELY AFTER MIXING.

1. Remove the tear-off seal and stopper from the vial containing the lyophilized vaccine.

2. Carefully pour clean, cool, non-chlorinated tap water into the vaccine vial until the vial is approximately two-thirds full.

3. Insert the rubber stopper and shake vigorously until all material is dissolved.

4. The vaccine is now ready for coarse spray use in accordance with the following directions. For best results, be sure to follow directions carefully!

COARSE SPRAY ADMINISTRATION - For Chickens One Day of Age

1. Use rehydrated vaccine as indicated for specific coarse spray vaccination machine. For example, a machine which dispenses 20 ml to a box of 100 chickens - total volume for 10,000 doses is 2,000 ml of deionized water. Mix thoroughly.

2. Add the prepared vaccine solution to reservoir on the machine.

3. Prime and adjust machine as instructed in manual accompanying the specific machine.

4. Place boxes holding 100 chickens each on the conveyor belt or in machine. Activate spray head.

COARSE SPRAY ADMINISTRATION - For Chickens Two Days of Age or Older

1. Do not use any disinfectants or skim milk in sprayer.

2. Use sprayer only for administration of vaccines.

3. Shut off all fans while spray vaccinating. Turn on fan immediately after spraying. Be careful in hot weather.

4. Spray chickens by walking slowly through the house.

5. Follow the manufacturer’s directions regarding water volume.

6. Use only clean, cool, deionized water.

7. Individual(s) spraying chickens should wear face mask and goggles.

Mildvac-Ark Caution

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. The revaccination of laying hens against bronchitis may be detrimental to the flock and cannot be generally recommended. In some areas where infectious bronchitis is a severe continuing problem the local poultry pathologists are recommending revaccination of the laying hens for bronchitis at specified intervals. If used, such recommendations should be strictly followed. A delay in revaccination may result in some layers becoming susceptible to bronchitis. If these hens are exposed to the virus they can experience a disturbance in egg production.

4. Efforts should be taken to reduce stress conditions at the time of vaccination and during the post-vaccination period.

5. Do not spill or splash the vaccine.

6. Do not dilute the vaccine or otherwise stretch the dosage.

7. Use entire contents when first opened.

8. Do not vaccinate within 21 days before slaughter.

9. Burn containers and all unused contents.

10. This vaccine contains gentamicin as a preservative.

11. 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.

This product is not hazardous when used according to directions supplied. A material safety data sheet (MSDS) is available upon request. This and any other consumer information can be obtained by calling Customer Service at 1-800-211-3573 (U.S) or 1-888-306-0069 (Canada).

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.

HOW SUPPLIED

 

Ordering Number

10 X 10,000 Doses

053256

10 X 20,000 Doses

058403

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

USE ONLY AS DIRECTED

STORE VACCINE BETWEEN 2 AND 7°C (35 AND 45°F)

THIS PRODUCT IS NON-RETURNABLE

INTERVET INC., Omaha, NE 68103 U.S.A.

U.S. Veterinary License No. 165A

06100161-08

AL144

NAC No.: 10473322

MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH
Intervet Inc.

556 MORRIS AVE., SUMMIT, NJ, 07901
Customer Service:   800-521-5767
Order Desk:   800-648-2118
Technical Service (Companion Animal):   800-224-5318
Technical Service (Livestock):   800-211-3573
Fax:   908-473-5560
Website:   www.merck-animal-health-usa.com
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Mildvac-Ark 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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