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Bronchitis Vaccine (Mass. Type) (Canada)

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Bronchitis Vaccine (Mass. Type)

This treatment applies to the following species:
Company: Zoetis

Mass. Type, Live Virus

For Veterinary Use Only

Store in dark between 2° and 7°C.

Protect from freezing.

Use entire contents when first opened.

Burn vaccine container and all unused contents.

Vaccination Programming

This vaccine stimulates susceptible birds to develop immunity.

Revaccination requirements depend on age, type of bird and severity of the particular disease in the area. Vaccination schedules should be planned in consideration of these requirements.

Following is a suggested vaccination schedule for growing chickens that has proven satisfactory in most areas.


1 to 14 Days of Age

4 to 5 Weeks of Age

8 to 16 Weeks of Age





* May repeat every 3 months during laying period.

Birds should be free of all diseases-including chronic respiratory disease (CRD), coccidiosis, blackhead, parasites, etc. Although disease may not be evident, the flock owner must assume risks entailed by vaccination. Stress factors can affect vaccination reaction.

To Reconstitute The Vaccine

Remove the rubber stopper, add diluent to half-fill bottle. Replace stopper, shake so all material is dissolved. Pour dissolved vaccine into remaining diluent, shake again. Rinse vial. If the vaccine has been purchased without diluent, remove the rubber stopper and half-fill the vial with clean, cool non-chlorinated tap water. Replace the rubber stopper and shake until vaccine is in solution. Rinse vial.

Follow directions carefully.

Drinking Water Administration

For the vaccination of healthy chickens 2 weeks of age or older. If birds are vaccinated by this route before 2 weeks of age, they should be revaccinated.

1. Never use less than one dose per bird.

2. Discontinue all medication and sanitizers in water 24 hours before and for 24 hours following vaccination.

3. Withhold water for 2 hours before vaccination to stimulate thirst.

4. Provide enough waterers so two-thirds of birds may drink at one time. Scrub them with fresh, clean, non-chlorinated water, without a disinfectant; then drain. Turn off automatic waterers, so only vaccine water is consumed. Do not administer through medication tanks.

5. Reconstitute the vaccine, as directed.

6. Use a clean container partially filled with cool, fresh, clean, non-chlorinated water. Add 30 g of dried milk powder if final volume of water per 1000 doses of vaccine is to be 10 litres; 60 g if final volume of water per 1000 doses is to 20 litres, etc. Stir mixture until the dried milk powder is in solution.

7. Be certain to add the dried milk powder first, then the rehydrated vaccine from the vial. Stir until mixed.

8. Add the mixture to the final volume of water as follows:

Add this amount of Vaccine

To this amount of Water

for birds 4 weeks to 8 weeks old

for birds over 8 weeks old

1,000 doses (1 litre=0.22

10 to 20 litres

20 to 40 litres

9. Distribute evenly in the clean waterers. Do not place in sunlight. Return to regular watering only after vaccine-water-milk mixture is consumed. The water should be consumed within two hours.

Spray Administration

In using Bronchitis Vaccine, spray administration is only recommended for the revaccination of chickens 4 weeks old or older. Reduce light intensity to avoid exciting birds. When spraying, employ a power sprayer.

1. Reconstitute the vaccine as directed using cool, distilled water, immediately before spraying.

2. Use at least one dose per bird.

3. For the initial spray administration use a large droplet (60+ microns) spray. For subsequent spray applications, a smaller droplet (45 to 60 microns) spray may be used. Approximately 90 to 120 mL (3 to 4 ounces) of water per 1000 doses of vaccine is recommended for power sprayers.

4. Close doors, windows, ventilators and shut off fans immediately before spraying. Do not spray in drafts. Leave buildings closed and fans off for 20 to 30 minutes after spraying unless birds show discomfort. With large buildings, during warm weather, it may be necessary to spray early in the morning using more than one sprayer for faster coverage.

5. Walk slowly through house, spraying vaccine toward the birds.

6. Immediately after spraying, flush sprayer with clean water. Store sprayer in a clean, dry place.

Bronchitis Vaccine (Mass. Type) Caution

1. If possible, vaccinate all susceptible birds on the premise at the same time.

2. For 10 to 14 days after vaccinating, don’t transport vaccine particles on shoes, clothing, etc. into areas containing unvaccinated birds.

3. Birds transported by parcel post should be vaccinated at the destination-not prior to shipment-to avoid possibility of violating postal regulations.

4. Dispose of unused vaccine by placing open virus vials and diluent bottles in burning material in a trash burner.

5. This product should be stored, transported and administered in accordance with the instructions and directions.


Do not vaccinate within 21 days before slaughter. Do not allow the vaccine to contact the eyes. When using spray method, wear goggles and a face mask. Those persons not essential to flock care should not enter building during spraying or for 24 hours after.

Contains gentamicin as a preservative.


Keep a record of vaccine serial number and expiration date; date of receipt and date of vaccination; where vaccination took place; any reactions observed.

This product is nonreturnable.

U.S. Vet. License No. 190

Zoetis Inc., Kalamazoo, MI 49007, USA


Presentation: 10 x 10,000 doses without diluent for water or spray administration.

CPN: 1198362.3

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