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Flu Avert I.N. Vaccine

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Flu Avert I.N. Vaccine

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Manufacturer: Intervet/Merck Animal Health

EQUINE INFLUENZA VACCINE, MODIFIED LIVE VIRUS

For Intranasal Use Only

DIRECTIONS FOR USE, READ CAREFULLY

Description

This vaccine is a lyophilized preparation containing an attenuated, cold-adapted, viable equine influenza virus type H3N8 strain (EIV A/Equine 2/Kentucky/91). Contains no preservatives.

Flu Avert I.N. Vaccine Indications

For the vaccination of healthy horses 11 months of age or older, as an aid in the reduction of clinical disease and viral shedding caused by equine influenza viruses of both the American and Eurasian lineages.

Flu Avert I.N. Vaccine Cautions

Store at 2°-8°C (35°-46°F). Store out of direct sunlight. Do not vaccinate pregnant animals. Do no vaccinate within 21 days before slaughter. Do not mix with other products. Inactivate unused contents before disposal. If allergic reaction occurs, treat with epinephrine. We recommend that the vaccine be administered by a veterinarian or a trained technician. A small number of horses may experience mild post-vaccination side effects including slight nasal discharge. These signs should clear in a few days without additional treatment.

FOR ANIMAL USE ONLY

Dose

Administer a single 1 mL dose intranasally in one nostril.

Rehydration and Administration

Step 1: Attach a sterile needle to a 3 cc luer lock syringe.

Step 2: Use the syringe and needle to withdraw the entire contents of the diluent vial through the rubber stopper.

Step 3: Aseptically insert the needle from the syringe loaded with diluent into the vial of lyophilized vaccine. Transfer the contents from the syringe into the vaccine vial.

Step 4: Mix the diluent and vaccine using a gentle swirling motion. Once dissolved immediately withdraw the full amount of rehydrated vaccine using the syringe and needle.

Step 5: REMOVE THE NEEDLE from the syringe and safely dispose of it. Replace with a nasal applicator. Take care to securely attach the applicator to the luer lock syringe.

Step 6: Place the nasal applicator into the ventral meatus of the nasal passage (see figure 1). Depress the plunger to administer the vaccine. Withdraw and discard the applicator and syringe.

It is normal for a small amount of vaccine to drip from the nasal passage after vaccination.

Please utilize a new applicator for each dose of vaccine.

NOTE: A new applicator should be used to vaccinate each horse. No needles are necessary to administer the vaccine. This vaccine is NOT intended for intramuscular or subcutaneous injection. For primary immunization, a single dose is required in horses 11 months of age or older. Horses vaccinated at less than 11 months of age should be given a dose of the vaccine at age 11 months. Duration of Immunity has been shown to be at least 6 months. Revaccination every six months is recommended. Horses at high risk of exposure may benefit from revaccination every three months.

Intervet Inc., d/b/a Merck Animal Health, Omaha, NE 68103, USA

VLN/PCN 165A/1501.20

1 800 521-5767 (USA)

1 866 683-7838 (Canada)

For patent information:

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

189879-01

 

Code

 

10 Doses (10x1 dose vials of lyophilized vaccine, 10 vials of sterile diluent and 10 nasal applicators)

197763

195642-01

CPN: 1047425.3

MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH
Intervet Inc.

2 GIRALDA FARMS, MADISON, NJ, 07940
Customer Service:   800-521-5767
Order Desk:   800-648-2118
Technical Service (Companion Animal):   800-224-5318
Technical Service (Livestock):   800-211-3573
Fax:   973-937-5557
Website:   www.merck-animal-health-usa.com
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Flu Avert I.N. Vaccine 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 © 2017 North American Compendiums. Updated: 2017-08-31

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