Newcastle Disease Vaccine (B1 Type, LaSota Strain)

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Newcastle Disease Vaccine (B1 Type, LaSota Strain)

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Manufacturer: Merial Select

Newcastle Disease Vaccine, B1 Type, LaSota Strain, Live Virus

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

Active Ingredient(s): The vaccine contains the LaSota strain of Newcastle disease virus. The virus has been propagated in fertile eggs from specific pathogen free flocks. The immunizing capability of the vaccine has been proven by the master seed immunogenicity test. The vaccine offers proven immunity with mild reactions.

Contains streptomycin and penicillin as bacteriostatic agents.

Contains fungizone as a fungistatic agent.

Notice: The vaccine has undergone rigid potency, safety, and purity tests and meets Merial Select, Inc., and USDA requirements.

Newcastle Disease Vaccine (B1 Type, LaSota Strain) Indications

The vaccine is recommended for administration to healthy chickens as an aid in the prevention of Newcastle disease.

The vaccine is recommended for the vaccination of healthy chickens 14 days of age or older by drinking water administration or by aerosol spray. Spray vaccination is recommended for revaccination only. Revaccination is recommended at four weeks and 16 weeks of age.

Dosage and Administration

Freeze-dried Vaccine:

Directions for Drinking Water Vaccination:

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

2. Remove all medication, sanitizers and disinfectants from the drinking water 72 hours prior to vaccination.

3. Provide sufficient waterers so that all of the birds can drink at one time. Clean and rinse the waterers thoroughly.

4. Withhold all water from the birds for two (2) to four (4) hours prior to vaccination to stimulate thirst.

5. Add nonfat dry milk to the water at the rate of one (1) ounce per gallon before mixing the vaccine.

6. Remove the aluminum seal and rubber stopper from a vaccine vial.

7. Fill the vaccine vial two-thirds (2/3) full with clean, cool water and mix gently.

8. Mix the dissolved vaccine with water as shown below:

Age of birds

Water per 1,000 doses vaccine

2-4 weeks

2.5 gallons (9.9 L)

4-8 weeks

5 gallons (18.9 L)

8 weeks or older

10 gallons (37.9 L)

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

10. Do not provide any other drinking water until all of the vaccine mixture has been consumed.

Spray Aerosol Vaccination: Use only for revaccination of healthy chickens two (2) weeks of age or older. Do not use for initial vaccination.

Use a sprayer delivering an aerosol-like mist to disperse the rehydrated vaccine quickly and evenly throughout a house of chickens.

Directions:

1. Remove the aluminum seal and rubber stopper from the vaccine vial.

2. Fill the vaccine vial full with cool, distilled water. Pour the dissolved vaccine into a container and add approximately 500 mL of cool, distilled water per 5,000 doses of vaccine. Mix thoroughly.

3. For spray aerosol vaccination of a house of chickens, apply at the rate of 500 mL per 5,000 chickens.

4. Example: 20,000 birds will require 2,000 mL (approximately 2 quarts) of rehydrated vaccine.

5. Place the vaccine solution into the sprayer canister, set the discharge control and walk through the house spraying at the rate of 1,000 birds per minute. Direct the spray above the heads of the birds.

6. Whatever volume of vaccine solution is used, take care to administer 5,000 doses of vaccine to 5,000 birds.

7. Prior to spraying, reduce the air flow to a minimum. Keep air flow reduced for 20 minutes following spray vaccination.

8. Avoid direct contact with the vaccine solution. Wear goggles and a mask while spraying a live virus vaccine.

9. Any equipment used for the application of a live virus vaccine should not be used for any other purpose.

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

Caution(s): Do not vaccinate diseased birds.

Birds should be free of respiratory diseases and parasite infestations.

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

Administer 5,000 doses to 5,000 birds.

Avoid stress conditions during and following vaccination.

Do not place chickens on contaminated premises.

Exposure to disease must be minimized as much as possible.

For veterinary use only.

Do not start vaccination program for replacement pullets after birds are 16 weeks old.

Use the entire contents when first opened.

Burn the container and all unused contents.

Since Newcastle disease virus can cause inflammation of the eyelids of humans lasting up to three days, care should be taken to avoid contamination of the eyes, hands and clothing with the vaccine.

The capability of these vaccines 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. Therefore, directions for use should be followed carefully.

The use of these vaccines is subject to applicable state and federal laws and regulations.

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

Presentation: 25 x 5,000 dose vials.

NAC No.: 11050322

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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