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Bursal Disease-Newcastle Disease-Bronchitis Vaccine (Mass. & Conn. Types)

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Bursal Disease-Newcastle Disease-Bronchitis Vaccine (Mass. & Conn. Types)

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Manufacturer: Merial Select

Bursal Disease-Newcastle Disease-Bronchitis Vaccine, B1 Type, B1 Strain, Mass. & Conn. Types, Live Virus

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

Active Ingredient(s): The vaccine contains the S-706 strain of live bursal disease virus, the B1 strain of the Newcastle disease virus and selected strains of infectious bronchitis virus of the Massachusetts and Connecticut type.

Penicillin and streptomycin sulfate are added as bacteriostatic agents.

Contains fungizone as a fungistatic agent.

Notice: The vaccine has met the requirements of the USDA in regard to safety, purity, potency and the capability to immunize normally susceptible chickens. The vaccine has been tested by the master seed immunogenicity test for efficacy.

Bursal Disease-Newcastle Disease-Bronchitis Vaccine (Mass. & Conn. Types) Indications

The vaccine is recommended for the vaccination of healthy one day old chickens against bursal disease, Newcastle disease and infectious bronchitis.

Chickens to be vaccinated must be healthy and free of all diseases. It is essential that the chickens be maintained under good environmental conditions, and that exposure to disease viruses be reduced as much as possible in the field.

Dosage and Administration

Frozen Vaccine:

Preparation of the Vaccine for Use: Important: Sterilize the vaccinating equipment by autoclaving for a minimum of 15 minutes at 250°F (121°C) or by boiling in water for at least 20 minutes. Never allow chemical disinfectants to come into contact with the vaccinating equipment.

1. Remove only one (1) ampule of vaccine at a time from the liquid nitrogen container. Thaw and use immediately. Do not hold the ampule toward the face when removing it from a liquid nitrogen container. Never refreeze a vaccine ampule after thawing.

2. The contents of the ampule are thawed rapidly by immersing it in water at room temperature (15-25°C). Gently swirl the ampule to disperse the contents. Break the ampule at its neck and quickly proceed as described below.

3. Transfer the contents of the ampule into a sterile 2 mL or 5 mL syringe fitted with an 18 to 20 gauge needle to cool, distilled, de-ionized water (10,000 doses to 700 mL of water).

4. Use the vaccine mixture immediately as described below.

Method of Vaccination:

1. Use the coarse spray application method.

2. Attach the spray head to the container and set the nozzle at a coarse spray setting.

3. To each box of 100 chickens, administer the vaccine by spraying 18-24 inches above the box.

4. 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.

5. Whatever the volume of vaccine used, take care to administer 1,000 doses to 1,000 chickens.

Precaution(s): Ampules: Store in a liquid nitrogen container.

Liquid nitrogen container: Carefully observe all liquid nitrogen precautions, including wearing eye protection and gloves. Store in a cool, well-ventilated area. Check the liquid nitrogen level once a day. Keep the container away from incubator intakes and chicken boxes.

Liquid Nitrogen Precautions: The liquid nitrogen containers and vaccines should be handled by properly trained personnel only. These persons should be familiar with the Union Carbide publication “Precautions and Safe Practices - Liquid Atmospheric Gases”, form #9888. Liquid nitrogen is extremely cold. Accidental contact with the skin or eyes can cause serious frostbite. Protect the eyes with goggles or a 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.

Caution(s): Use only in localities where permitted.

Use only in localities with a history of infectious bursal disease.

Do not vaccinate diseased birds.

Vaccinate all of the birds on the premise at one time.

Administer a minimum of one dose for 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.

Since Newcastle disease virus can cause inflammation to the eyelids of humans lasting up to three days, care should be taken to avoid contamination of the eyes, hands and clothing with the vaccine.

Administer only as recommended.

Use the entire contents when first opened.

Burn the container and all unused contents.

The capability of the 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 the responsiveness of individual animals and the degree of field exposure. Therefore, directions for use should be followed carefully.

The use of the 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.: 11050181

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