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Ava-Pox CE

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Ava-Pox CE

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Manufacturer: Intervet/Merck Animal Health

FOWL POX VACCINE

Live Virus

DIRECTIONS FOR USE, READ CAREFULLY

Description

This vaccine is prepared from a strain of Fowl Pox Virus that has the ability to give good takes and immunity in chickens and turkeys 8-18 weeks of age when applied by the wing web method in chickens and thigh application in turkeys. This pox vaccine is the one of choice for vaccinating birds to be kept for laying purposes. The vial of dried virus material contains stabilized Fowl Pox virus blended and ready for use according to the following directions.

Ava-Pox CE Indications For Use

This vaccine is recommended for wing web vaccination of healthy chickens and thigh-stab vaccination of healthy turkeys at 8-18 weeks of age as an aid in the prevention of Fowl Pox.

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 birds held in a 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.

Preparation Of Vaccine

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

1. Remove the tear-off seal and stopper from the vaccine vial.

2. Remove the seal and stopper from the vial of 10 ml diluent.

3. Pour one-half of diluent from diluent vial into vial of vaccine. Insert the rubber stopper and shake until resuspended.

4. Pour resuspended vaccine into diluent vial. Add rubber stopper and shake well. Vaccine is now ready for use.

Wing-web Administration

FOR CHICKENS 8-18 WEEKS OF AGE

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 bottle, wetting both needles.

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 bird with the vaccine except the area to be inoculated.

8. Examine and record takes (a small bump at the site of vaccination) 7-10 days following vaccination. Takes generally disappear 2 weeks following vaccination.

Thigh-stab Application

FOR TURKEYS 8-18 WEEKS OF AGE

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

2. As an assistant holds the legs of the turkey with one hand and holds the bird’s head downwards with its back towards him, he then passes his other hand downward on the outside of one thigh, turning the feathers back and exposing a bare spot.

3. The vaccinator dips the applicator into the vaccine bottle and stabs into the thigh muscles.

4. Be careful not to pierce the tendons but go deep enough to break skin and deliver the vaccine.

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

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

7. Examine and record takes (a small bump at the site of vaccination) 7-10 days following vaccination. Takes generally disappear 2 weeks following vaccination.

Ava-Pox CE Caution

1. Do not vaccinate within 21 days of slaughter or 35 days prior to onset and during egg production.

2. VACCINATE ONLY HEALTHY BIRDS. Although disease may not be evident, concurrent disease conditions may cause complications or reduce immunity.

3. All susceptible birds on the same premises should be vaccinated at the same time.

4. Efforts should be taken to reduce stress conditions at the time of vaccination.

5. Do not spill or splash the vaccine.

6. Do not use less than 1 dose per bird.

7. Store at 2° to 7° C (35° to 45° F).

8. Use entire contents when first opened.

9. Burn containers and all unused contents.

10. This vaccine contains gentamicin as a preservative.

11. FOR ANIMAL USE ONLY.

Notice

This vaccine has undergone rigid potency, safety and purity tests, and meets Intervet Inc., U.S. and local regulatory requirements. It is designed to stimulate effective immunity when used as directed, but the user must be advised that the response to the product 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 the individual birds and the degree of field exposure. Therefore, directions should be followed carefully.

Records

Keep a record of vaccine, quantity, serial number, expiration date, and place of purchase; the date and time of vaccination; the number, age, breed, and locations of chickens; names of operators performing the vaccination and any observed reactions.

FEDERAL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT THE REPACKAGING OR SALE OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS CARTON IN FRACTIONAL UNITS. DO NOT ACCEPT IF SEAL IS BROKEN.

Intervet Inc., Merck Animal Health, division of Intervet Inc., Omaha, NE 68103 USA

U.S. Veterinary License No. 165A

1 800 211-3573 (USA)

1 866 683-7838 (CAN)

For patent information:

http://www.merck.com/product/patent/home.html

157129-01

 

 

Code

 

10 x 1,000 Doses

10 mL

156095

156484-01

NAC No.: 1047260.3

MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH
Intervet Inc.

2 GIRALDA FARMS, MADISON, NJ, 07940
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Website:   www.merck-animal-health-usa.com
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Ava-Pox CE 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.

Copyright © 2016 North American Compendiums. Updated: 2016-08-21

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