Newcastle Disease Vaccine (VG/GA Strain, Frozen)

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Newcastle Disease Vaccine (VG/GA Strain, Frozen)

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Manufacturer: Merial Select

VG/GA Strain, Live Virus

This vaccine contains VG/GA strain Newcastle disease virus which has been shown to aid in the prevention of Newcastle disease. It is recommended for the vaccination of healthy chickens at one day of age by coarse spray or at seven days of age or older by drinking water administration.

Permission for the use of the VG/GA strain is granted by the University of Georgia Research Foundation. Patent pend.

CAUTION: NEWCASTLE DISEASE CAN CAUSE INFLAMMATION OF THE EYELIDS OF HUMANS. EYE PROTECTION MUST BE WORN WHEN REHYDRATING AND ADMINISTERING THIS VACCINE. AVOID CONTAMINATING HANDS AND CLOTHING WITH THE VACCINE. HAND WASHING IS RECOMMENDED AFTER EXPOSURE TO THE PRODUCT.

READ DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY

Administer only as recommended.

Use entire contents when first opened.

Do not vaccinate within 21 days before slaughter.

Penicillin and Streptomycin Sulfate are added as bacteriostatic agents.

Contains Amphotericin B as a fungistatic agent.

Burn this container and all unused contents.

Storage Conditions

AMPULES: Store in liquid nitrogen container.

DILUENT: Store at room temperature.

LIQUID NITROGEN CONTAINER: Carefully observe all liquid nitrogen precautions including wearing eye protection and gloves. Store in a cool, well-ventilated area. Check liquid nitrogen level daily. Keep container away from incubator intakes and chicken boxes. CAUTION: DO NOT HOLD AMPULE TOWARD FACE WHEN REMOVING FROM A LIQUID NITROGEN CONTAINER. NEVER REFREEZE A VACCINE AMPULE AFTER THAWING.

Newcastle Disease Vaccine (VG/GA Strain, Frozen) Indications

This vaccine is recommended for vaccination of healthy chickens at one day of age by coarse spray or at seven days of age or older by drinking water administration. It is essential that the chickens be maintained under good environmental conditions and that exposure to disease viruses be reduced as much as possible.

PREPARATION OF VACCINE

1. Dilute the vaccine only as directed, observing all precautions and warnings for handling.

2. Remove from the liquid nitrogen only the ampules that are going to be used immediately. Move quickly, but carefully.

3. Place the ampule(s) in a large, clean container of water at 68° to 86°F (20° to 30°C) to thaw ampule quickly. Thaw the entire contents. Gently swirl the ampule to disperse contents. Break ampule at its neck and quickly proceed as described below.

4. Transfer the contents of the ampule with a sterile syringe fitted with an 18 to 20 gauge needle to cool, non-chlorinated water.

5. Use the vaccine mixture immediately as described below.

Use Of Vaccine For Coarse Spray Administration

Coarse spray vaccination is recommended for healthy chickens at one day of age or older.

1. Each box of 100 chickens should receive approximately 7 ml of vaccine. The exact amount can be determined by spraying into a calibrated tube or container to arrive at the number of applications needed to deliver 7 ml of vaccine.

2. Take care to administer a full dose to each chicken.

3. Allow chicks to dry; avoid chilling.

Drinking Water Vaccination Using Pouring Application

Drinking water vaccination is recommended for healthy chickens seven days of age or older.

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

2. Provide sufficient waterers so that all the chickens can drink at one time. Shut off water supply and allow chickens to consume all the water in the lines.

3. Raise water lines above the chickens' heads. Clean and rinse the waterers thoroughly.

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

5. Do not open or mix vaccine until ready to vaccinate.

6. Drinking water for vaccine delivery should contain one ounce (29 gram) of non-fat dry milk per gallon (3.8 liters) of non-chlorinated water, or should contain milk product based stabilizer prepared according to the manufacturer's instructions.

7. For each 10,000 chickens to be vaccinated, reconstitute one vial of the vaccine in 30 gallons (110 liters) of milk-water during cool weather or 40 gallons (150 liters) of milk-water during warm weather.

8. Distribute vaccine solution among waterers. Avoid direct sunlight.

9. Lower the water lines and allow the chickens to drink freely. Add the remaining vaccine solution to water lines as the chickens drink.

10. Do not provide additional drinking water until all vaccine is consumed.

Drinking Water Vaccination Using Proportioner Application

Drinking water vaccination is recommended for healthy chickens seven days of age or older. Several types of medicator/proportioners are commercially available. Set proportioner to deliver one ounce (30 ml) of vaccine concentrate per one gallon (3.8 liters) of water.

1. Remove all medications, sanitizers and disinfectants from the drinking water 72 hours (3 days) prior to vaccination.

2. Clean all containers, hoses and waterers prior to vaccination.

3. Withhold all water from the chickens for a minimum of two hours in warm weather to four hours in cool weather prior to vaccination to stimulate thirst. Withdrawal time should be reduced if half-house brooding is in process.

4. Do not open or mix vaccine until ready to vaccinate.

5. Calculate to supply vaccine solution at a rate of 3 gallons (11 liters) per 1,000 chickens in cool weather and 4 gallons (15 liters) per 1,000 chickens in warm weather. The age of the chickens should be considered when calculating water supply. Always use non-chlorinated water when vaccinating chickens.

EXAMPLE

10,000 chickens in cool weather x 3 gallons (110 liters) = 30 gallons (110 liters).

10,000 chickens in warm weather x 4 gallons (150 liters) = 40 gallons (150 liters).

6. Prepare vaccine stock solution as follows:

a. Determine the quantity of vaccine concentrate required by multiplying one ounce (30 ml) x gallons of water needed for vaccine/drinking water.

EXAMPLE

For 10,000 chickens: 30 gallons x 1 ounce (30 ml) = 30 ounces (900 ml).

b. Add 3 ounces (85 gm) of non-fat dry milk per 16 ounces (480 ml) of cool water, or use a commercial milk product based stabilizer according to the manufacturer's instructions. For 10,000 chickens add 6 ounces (180 gm) non-fat dry milk to the 30 ounces (900 ml) of water.

c. Reconstitute the dried vaccine with the milk solution. Rinse the vaccine vial to remove all the vaccine.

7. Insert proportioner hose into the vaccine stock solution and start the water flow. Continue until all solution has been consumed before changing water supply to direct flow.

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

Liquid Nitrogen Precautions

The liquid nitrogen containers and vaccines should be handled only by properly trained personnel. These persons should be familiar with the Union Carbide publication "Precautions and Safe Practices - Liquid Atmospheric Gasses", form #9888.

Liquid nitrogen is extremely cold. Accidental contact with skin or eyes can cause serious frostbite. Protect eyes with goggles or face shield. Wear gloves and long sleeves when removing and handling frozen ampules or when adding liquid nitrogen to the container.

Storage and handling of liquid nitrogen containers should be in a well-ventilated area. Excessive amounts of nitrogen reduce the concentration of oxygen in the air of an unventilated space and can cause asphyxiation. If drowsiness occurs, get fresh air quickly and ventilate the entire area. If a person becomes groggy or loses consciousness while working with liquid nitrogen, get the person to a well-ventilated area immediately. If breathing has stopped, begin artificial respiration. Call a physician immediately.

Precautions

Do not vaccinate diseased birds.

Vaccinate all birds on the premises at one time.

Administer a full dose to each bird.

Avoid stress conditions during and following vaccination.

Do not place chickens in contaminated facilities.

Exposure to disease must be minimized as much as possible.

For veterinary use only.

Notice

Merial Select's vaccines have met the requirements of the USDA in regard to safety, purity, and potency. This vaccine has been tested by the Master Seed immunogenicity test for efficacy.

Newcastle Disease Vaccine (VG/GA Strain, Frozen) Caution

The capability of this 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 responsiveness of individual chickens and degree of field exposure. Therefore, directions for use should be followed carefully. The use of this vaccine is subject to applicable local and federal laws and regulations.

THIS VACCINE IS NON-RETURNABLE

MERIAL SELECT, INC., Gainesville, GA 30503 USA

U.S. Vet. Lic. No. 279

HA-10M 0802 1050-0649-00

 

Product Code

5x10,000 doses

VGF-4630

NAC No.: 11050551

MERIAL, INC.
3239 SATELLITE BLVD., DULUTH, GA, 30096
Telephone:   888-637-4251
Website:   www.merial.com
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Newcastle Disease Vaccine (VG/GA Strain, Frozen) 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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