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Argus SC/ST (Canada)

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Argus SC/ST

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Company: Merck Animal Health

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Directions For Use

Administer to healthy swine 3 weeks of age or older.

WATER ADMINISTRATION: This product was developed to be used exclusively by the oral route of administration. Aseptically rehydrate the contents of the freeze dried vial with accompanying vial of diluent. Mix reconstituted vial well. Add to the water delivery system using the appropriate ratio to achieve the delivery of the appropriate vaccine dose per pig. Water. Water may be withheld for 1-2 hours before vaccination. Occasional remixing of the vaccine solution 2 to 3 times during the vaccination procedure aids in assuring a uniform dose for all swine.

WATER DELIVERY OF VACCINE:

● Do not open or mix Argus® SC/ST until ready to vaccinate.

● Remove all medications, sanitizers and disinfectants from drinking water before initiating oral vaccination.

● Flush watering system with non-chlorinated/non-treated clean water to eliminate any antibacterial agents.

● Water may be withheld for one to two (1-2) hours before vaccination.

Rehydrate each 100 dose vial of Argus SC/ST with accompanying 30 mL BluShadow™ diluent.

● Set proportioner to deliver 30 mL (1 oz) of hydrated Argus SC/ST per 3.75 liters (1 US gallon) of water.

● If necessary, make a dilution, according to Table 1, using a clean container with clean non-treated water.

● Insert proportioner hose into the stock solution with the Argus SC/ST and start water flow until all vaccine solution has been consumed. Flush the vaccine container with clean non-treated water. The pigs should consume vaccine within the first 3-4 hours after hydration of the vaccine.

● Once the Argus SC/ST has been dispensed and the proportioner has delivered all fluids, return to non-treated water flow. Do not use antibiotics, sulfonamides or other medications in feed or water for 3 days before and 3 days after vaccination.

Table 1

Body Weight

Average Water Consumption per 100 Animals in a 4 HOUR Period1

Final Stock Solution Volume

kg

lb

Liters

US Gal.

metric

oz

4.5

10

11.4

3.0

90 mL

3.0

7

15

17.1

4.5

135 mL

4.5

9

20

22.8

6.0

180 mL

6.0

12

25

28.5

7.5

225 mL

7.5

23

50

57

15.0

450 mL

15.0

34

75

85.5

22.5

675 mL

22.5

45

100

114

30.0

900 mL

20.0

68

150

171

45.0

1.35 L

45.0

90

200

228

60.0

1.8 L

60.0

113 & +

250 & +

285

75.0

2.25 L

75.0

1Calculations are based on an average daily water consumption of 15% of body weight. Young animals and lactating sows may consume up to 20% of body weight.

Example: For vaccination of 100 pigs, average weight 12 kg (25 lbs): Identify the row for 12 kg (25 lb) pigs and then select the average water consumption values for 12 kg pigs (28.5 liters per 100 pigs per 4 hours) or 25 lb pigs (7.5 US gallons per 100 pigs per 4 hours). Rehydrate Argus SC/ST with the accompanying diluent. Add the rehydrated Argus SC/ST to enough clean water (approximately 195 mL [6.5 oz]) to make 225 mL (7.5 ounces) of final stock solution. Deliver the stock solution at the rate of 30 mL (1 oz) per 3.75 liters (1 US gallon). If you require additional assistance please call 1 866 683-7838.

Precautions

Do not vaccinate within 21 days before slaughter. Do not use antibiotics, sulfonamides or other medications in feed or water for 3 days before and 3 days after vaccination. In case of allergic reaction, ephinephrine should be administered immediately. Store at 2°-7°C (35°-45°F). Do not freeze. Use entire contents when first opened. Dispose of containers and all unused vaccine according to local biohazardous waste disposal regulations.

FOR ANIMAL USE ONLY

Intervet Inc., Omaha, NE 68103 USA

U.S. Vet. Lic. No. 165A

1 866 683-7838 (Canada)

 

Code

 

5 vials of 30 mL
(100 doses) - Total: 500 doses

110239

149242-02

137283-01

CPN: 1208187.4

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 Argus SC/ST 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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