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AE + Pox

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Ae + Pox

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Manufacturer: Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health

Avian Encephalomyelitis-fowl Pox Vaccine

Live Virus

Directions For Use

Read Full Directions Below Carefully

Use entire contents when first opened.

Do not vaccinate within 21 days before slaughter.

Store vaccine in refrigerator under 45°F (7°C).

Gentamicin is added as a preservative.

U.s. Federal Regulations Prohibit The Repackaging Or Sale Of The Contents Of This Carton In Fractional Units. Do Not Accept If Seal Is Broken.

AE + Pox Caution

Burn containers and all unused contents.


This product contains two types of live viruses grown in chicken embryos, to aid in the prevention of avian encephalomyelitis and fowl pox.

AE + Pox Indications For Use

For vaccination of healthy layer or breeder replacement pullets between 10 and 18 weeks of age by wing-web administration as an aid in the prevention of avian encephalomyelitis and fowl pox.

Vaccination Programs

Many factors must be considered in determining the vaccination program for a particular farm or poultry operation. To be fully effective, the vaccine must be administered to healthy receptive birds held in proper environment under good management. In addition, the response may be modified by the age of the birds 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.


Do not vaccinate within 4 weeks of initial egg production nor within 21 days of slaughter. Do not vaccinate chickens under 10 weeks of age.


Only Vaccinate Healthy Birds

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

If breeder chickens are vaccinated, no hatching eggs should be used from the flock until at least 6 weeks after vaccination.

Chickens should not be placed on contaminated premises. Exposure should be avoided immediately after vaccination, because it takes up to 10 days to develop resistance to fowl pox and 3 to 4 weeks to develop resistance to avian encephalomyelitis.

All susceptible chickens on the same premises between 10 and 18 weeks of age should be vaccinated at the same time.

Do not vaccinate on premises with susceptible laying chickens or young chickens.

Rehydration Of The Vaccine

Do Not Open And Mix The Vaccine Until Ready To Begin Vaccination.

Use Vaccine Immediately After Mixing.

1. Tear off the aluminum seal from the vial containing the dried vaccine.

2. Lift off the rubber stopper.

3. Remove the plastic screw-cap and applicator insert from the polyethylene bottle of diluent.

4. Pour a small amount of diluent into the vial until it is approximately two-thirds full.

5. Replace the rubber stopper and shake.

6. Pour the partly dissolved vaccine into the bottle containing the rest of the diluent.

7. Replace the plastic applicator insert and screw-cap and shake vigorously until all material is dissolved.

8. To insure correct dosage, pour between one-third to one-half of the mixed vaccine back into the diluent vial and use this vial during vaccination. Periodically during vaccination, add sufficient quantities of the rehydrated vaccine to this vial so that enough vaccine is available to wet the needles, but not enough to touch the base of the applicator handle which contributes to loss of vaccine.

9. The vaccine is now ready for use by the wing-web method.

Wing-web Administration


1. Rehydrate the vaccine as directed above. Do not break off any of the needles on the applicator.

2. Hold the chicken and spread the underside of one wing outward.

3. Dip the applicator into the vaccine, wetting both needles, but not allowing the handle to touch the vaccine.

4. Pierce the web of the exposed wing with the charged applicator.

5. Re-dip the applicator in the vaccine vial and proceed to the next chicken.

6. Avoid hitting blood vessels, bones and the wing muscle.

7. Be careful not to touch any part of the chicken with the vaccine except the area to be inoculated.

8. Examine and record fowl pox takes 7 to 10 days following vaccination. A normal take shows slight swelling and scab formation at the site of vaccination. Takes generally disappear 2 weeks following vaccination.


All Schering-Plough Animal Health vaccines released for sale meet the requirements of the licensing authority (U.S. Department of Agriculture) in regard to safety, purity, potency and the capacity to immunize normal susceptible birds.

AE + Pox 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.

U.S. Veterinary License No. 226

Schering-Plough Animal Health Corp., Millsboro, DE 19966 U.S.A.

1-800-219-9286 (U.S.A.)

Copyright © 2006 Schering-Plough Animal Health Corp.

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Made in U.S.A.

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10 X 1,000 Doses



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