Univax-Plus (Canada)

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Univax-Plus

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Manufacturer: Merck Animal Health

BURSAL DISEASE VACCINE

Live Virus

Directions For Use

READ FULL DIRECTIONS BELOW CAREFULLY

Use only in states or countries where permitted and on premises with a history of bursal disease.

Use entire contents when first opened.

Do not vaccinate within 21 days before slaughter.

Store at 2° to 7°C (35° to 45°F).

Gentamicin is added as a preservative.

Univax-Plus Caution

Burn containers and all unused contents.

Description

This vaccine contains a blend of two carefully selected intermediate strains of bursal disease viruses. One of the strains (ST-12) is grown in tissue culture and the other one (51A/C4) is grown in chicken embryos.

Univax-Plus Indications For Use

For vaccination of healthy chickens 2 weeks of age or older by drinking water administration to aid in the prevention of infectious bursal disease.

Vaccination Programs

Many factors must be considered in determining the proper vaccination program for a particular farm or poultry operation. To be fully effective, the vaccine must be administered to healthy receptive chickens held in a proper environment under good management. In addition, the response may be modified by the age of the chickens and their immune status. Seldom does one vaccination under field conditions produce complete protection for all individuals in a given flock. The amount of protection required will vary with the type of operation and the degree of exposure that a flock is likely to encounter. For these reasons a program of periodic revaccination may be required.

Precautions

ONLY VACCINATE HEALTHY BIRDS

Consult your poultry pathologist for further recommendations based on conditions existing in your area at any given time.

All susceptible chickens on the same premises should be vaccinated at the same time. If this is not possible, then strict isolation and separate caretakers should be employed for non-vaccinated units. Efforts should be taken to reduce stress conditions at the time the vaccine is administered.

Warning

Care should be exercised to prevent contaminating your hands, eyes and clothing with the vaccine.

Preparation Of The Vaccine

Drinking Water Administration

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

Drinking water for vaccination should be mixed with powdered milk to prevent inactivation from chlorine or other water additives and also to stabilize the vaccine virus. The powdered milk should be added to the water at the rate of 3 grams per 11 liters (one heaped teaspoon per 3 U.S. gallons or 2.5 Imp. Gallons); or 90 grams per 300 liters (one heaped cupful per 80 U.S. Gallons or 66 Imp. Gallons).

1. Assemble the vaccine and equipment needed to vaccinate the entire flock at one time.

2. Do not open and mix the vaccine until ready for use.

3. Remove the tear-off seal from the vaccine vial without disturbing the stopper.

4. Remove the rubber stopper from the vaccine vial and rehydrate the vaccine by filling the vial about half-full with clean non-chlorinated drinking water to which powdered milk has been added.

5. Reseat the stopper and shake the vial to thoroughly dissolve the vaccine.

The vaccine is now ready for use by the drinking water method. For best results be sure to follow directions below carefully!

Drinking Water Administration

Withhold water for several hours before vaccinating so the chickens are thirsty. Thoroughly clean and rinse all watering containers so that no residual disinfectants remain. Dilute the vaccine immediately before use with cool, clean, non-chlorinated water (milk added). Pour the dissolved vaccine material into the following amounts of water and mix thoroughly.

Each 1,000 Chickens

U.S. Gallons

Imperial Gallons

Metric Liters

2 to 4 weeks

2.5

2

10

4 to 8 weeks

5

4

20

Over 8 weeks

10

8

40

Distribute diluted vaccine so that all chickens are able to drink within a one-hour period and do not add any more water until the vaccine is consumed. Avoid placing water in direct sunlight.

Notice

All Intervet Inc. vaccines released for sale meet U.S. and local regulatory requirements in regard to safety, purity, potency and the capacity to immunize normal susceptible birds.

Univax-Plus Caution

The capacity of this vaccine to produce satisfactory results depends on many factors, including but not limited to conditions of storage and handling by the user, administration of the vaccine, health and responsiveness of individual animals 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.

Intervet Inc., Omaha, NE 68103 USA

U.S. Veterinary License No. 165A

1 800 211-3573 (USA)

1 888 306-0069 (Canada)

093051-01

Presentation: 10 x 2,500 dose and 10 x 5,000 dose vials.

NAC No.: 12081017

MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH
Intervet Canada Corp.

16750 ROUTE TRANSCANADIENNE, KIRKLAND, QC, H9H 4M7
Order Desk:   514-428-7013
Toll-Free:   866-683-7838
Fax:   Toll-free 888-498-4444; local 514-428-7014
Website:   www.merck-animal-health.ca
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Univax-Plus 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.

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