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Bovine Virus Diarrhea Vaccine

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Bovine Virus Diarrhea Vaccine

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Company: Colorado Serum

Bovine Virus Diarrhea Vaccine, Modified Live Virus

U.S. Vet. Lic. No.: 188

Contents: Packaged herewith is one bottle containing dried Bovine Virus Diarrhea Vaccine and a second bottle of sterile diluent.

Penicillin and streptomycin are added as preservatives.

Bovine Virus Diarrhea Vaccine Indications

When the vaccine is rehydrated by adding the diluent as directed the resulting single product is recommended for the vaccination of healthy cattle as an aid in prevention of disease due to Bovine Virus Diarrhea virus.

Dosage and Administration

Rehydrate vaccine just prior to use. To rehydrate the vaccine, withdraw the entire contents of the accompanying diluent vial with a sterile syringe and needle, without removing the stopper, and transfer it to the vial of dried vaccine. Shake the vaccine bottle until dried material is completely rehydrated. Live virus products contain a stabilizer that may slow rehydration slightly but complete liquefaction will take place within a few moments. The vaccine is then ready to use.

Use only the diluent furnished with this product for rehydrating the vaccine.

Recommended dose is 2 mL to be administered immediately after rehydrating. Injection should be intramuscular, preferably in the neck region to avoid areas of prime meat cuts.


When to Vaccinate: Cattle should be vaccinated before or at the time of admission to feed lots or dairy areas. Yearly booster injections are recommended for breeding stock. Maternal antibodies in young calves may interfere with development of an active immunity. If emergency conditions require vaccination these calves should be revaccinated one month after weaning.

Be sure that breeding stock is immunized on a regular basis when cows are open.

Contraindication(s): Do not vaccinate pregnant cows or calves nursing susceptible pregnant cows.

Precaution(s): Store in dark at 2° to 7°C. Sterilize needles and syringes by boiling in clean water. Do not use chemical disinfectants or detergents for this purpose. Use entire contents when bottle is first opened. Burn this container and all unused contents.

Caution(s): Anaphylaxis (shock) may sometimes follow the use of products of this nature. Adrenalin or equivalent should be available for immediate use in these instances.

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

Discussion: Bovine virus diarrhea appears suddenly and most of the animals in a herd will become involved. Affected animals develop abnormal temperatures, become depressed, go off feed, and there is a mucous oculonasal discharge with a dry non-productive cough. Most of the time diarrhea is noted. Lameness will also develop in a considerable number of the animals.

Abortions are caused by this disease. BVD infections are usually no accompanied by high mortality but morbidity and heavy loss of weight are serious factors.

Presentation: Conveniently packaged in 10 dose (20 mL) and 50 dose (100 mL) sizes.

NAC No.: 11010061

4950 YORK STREET, P.O. BOX 16428, DENVER, CO, 80216-0428
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