Pox-Blen

This page contains information on Pox-Blen for veterinary use.
The information provided typically includes the following:
  • Pox-Blen Indications
  • Warnings and cautions for Pox-Blen
  • Direction and dosage information for Pox-Blen

Pox-Blen

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Merial Select

Pigeon Pox Vaccine, Live Virus

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

Contents: This product contains the antigen listed above.

Contains Gentamicin as a bacteriostatic agent.

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

Pox-Blen Indications

This vaccine is recommended for the vaccination of chickens between four and 16 weeks of age by wing web stab as an aid in the prevention of infectious fowl pox.

This vaccine is recommended for the protection of healthy chickens. It is essential that the chickens be maintained under good environmental conditions and that exposure to disease viruses be reduced as much as possible.

Dosage and Administration

Wing Web Method:

1. Pull up on the plastic tear-flip-up top to remove the aluminum seal from the bottle containing the vaccine. Carefully pry up one edge of the rubber stopper to permit air to replace the vacuum in the bottle, then remove the stopper.

2. Remove the aluminum seal from the bottle containing the diluent, and transfer the entire contents to the bottle containing the vaccine. Replace the stopper and shake the contents vigorously until the vaccine is evenly suspended.

3. To apply the vaccine, dip the two-pronged applicator supplied in the package into the vaccine and stab into the webbed portion of the wing from the underside. Avoid stabbing through feathers which may wipe off the vaccine.

4. The applicator is designed to carry the proper amount of vaccine in the grooves of the needles. The needles should be touched briefly to the inner lip of the bottle before withdrawing to avoid wasting vaccine which may drop from the needles. Dip the applicator before each application.

Check for Takes: At about seven to ten days after vaccination, the birds may be examined for takes. A good take reaction, indicating that a satisfactory vaccination was done, shows swelling of the skin with scab formation at the point of vaccination. The scabs will fall off about two to three weeks following vaccination. Good immunity to fowl pox is established two to three weeks after vaccination.

If good takes are not seen, it may mean that the birds were immune to fowl pox, that the vaccination job was poor, or that the vaccine used had lost its potency through extended storage or mishandling.

Precaution(s): Store vaccine at 35-45°F (2-7°C). Do not freeze. Use entire vial contents when first opened. Burn this container and all unused contents.

This vaccine is non-returnable.

Caution(s): Do not vaccinate diseased chickens.

Vaccinate all chickens on the premises at one time.

Administer a minimum of one dose per chicken.

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.

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 state and federal laws and regulations.

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

PL-1M 0100

Presentation: POX-BLEN® is supplied with a diluent for rehydration to 10 mL (25 x 1,000 doses).

A bottle of liquid diluent is provided with each package of vaccine.

NAC No.: 11050392

MERIAL, INC. (AVIAN)
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 Pox-Blen 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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