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Bronchitis Vaccine (Ark. Type, Frozen)

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Bronchitis Vaccine (Ark. Type, Frozen)

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Manufacturer: Merial Select

Bronchitis Vaccine, Arkansas Type, Live Virus

U.S. Vet. Lic. No.: 279

Contents: This vaccine contains the bronchitis virus of the Arkansas type.

Penicillin and streptomycin sulfate are added as bacteriostatic agents.

Contains fungizone as a fungistatic agent.

Notice: Merial Select's vaccines have met the requirements of the USDA in regard to safety, purity, potency and the capability to protect susceptible chickens. This vaccine has been tested by the Master Seed immunogenicity test for efficacy.

Bronchitis Vaccine (Ark. Type, Frozen) Indications

This vaccine is recommended for coarse spray vaccination of healthy, one day old chickens to aid in the prevention of bronchitis. It is essential that the chickens be maintained under good environmental conditions, and that exposure to disease viruses be reduced as much as possible.

Dosage and Administration

Read directions carefully.

Preparation of Vaccine:

1. Dilute the vaccine only as directed, observing all precautions and warnings for handling.

2. Remove from the liquid nitrogen only the ampules that are going to be used immediately. Move quickly, but carefully.

3. Place the ampule(s) in a large, clean container of water at 68° to 86°F (20° to 30°C) to thaw ampule quickly. Thaw the entire contents. Gently swirl the ampule to disperse contents. Break ampule at its neck and quickly proceed as described below.

4. Mix the contents of the ampule with cool, non-chlorinated water using 10,000 doses of vaccine to 700 mL of water.

5. Use the vaccine mixture immediately as described below.

Use of Vaccine for Coarse Spray Administration: Coarse spray vaccination is recommended for healthy chickens at one day of age or older.

1. Each box of 100 chickens should receive approximately 7 mL of vaccine. The exact amount can be determined by spraying into a calibrated tube or container to arrive at the number of applications needed to deliver 7 mL of vaccine.

2. Take care to administer a full dose to each chicken.

3. Allow chicks to dry; avoid chilling.

Precaution(s): Storage Conditions:

Ampules: Store in liquid nitrogen container.

Diluent: Store at room temperature.

Liquid Nitrogen Container: Carefully observe all liquid nitrogen precautions, including wearing eye protection and gloves. Store in a cool, well-ventilated area. Check liquid nitrogen level daily. Keep container away from incubator intakes and chicken boxes. Do not hold ampule toward face when removing from a liquid nitrogen container. Never refreeze a vaccine ampule after thawing.

Liquid Nitrogen Precautions: The liquid nitrogen containers and vaccines should be handled only by properly trained personnel. These persons should be familiar with the Union Carbide publication “Precautions and Safe Practices - Liquid Atmospheric Gasses”, form #9888.

Liquid nitrogen is extremely cold. Protect eyes with goggles or face shield. Wear gloves and long sleeves when removing and handling frozen ampules or when adding liquid nitrogen to the container.

Storage and handling of liquid nitrogen containers should be in a well-ventilated area. Excessive amounts of nitrogen reduces the concentration of oxygen in the air of an unventilated space and can cause asphyxiation. If drowsiness occurs, get fresh air quickly and ventilate the entire area. If a person becomes groggy or loses consciousness while working with liquid nitrogen, get the person to a well-ventilated area immediately. If breathing has stopped, begin artificial respiration. Call a physician immediately.

Use entire contents when first opened.

Burn the container and all unused contents.

Caution(s): Do not vaccinate diseased birds.

Vaccinate all birds on the premises at one time.

Administer a full dose to each bird.

Avoid stress conditions during and following vaccination.

Do not place chickens in contaminated facilities.

Exposure to disease must be minimized as much as possible.

For veterinary use only.

Administer only as recommended.

The capability of this vaccine to produce satisfactory results 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 individual animals and degree of field exposure. Therefore, directions for use should be followed carefully. The use of this vaccine is subject to applicable local and federal laws and regulations.

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


Presentation: 5 x 10,000 dose vials.

NAC No.: 11050011

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