Fowl Pox VaccineThis page contains information on Fowl Pox Vaccine for veterinary use.
The information provided typically includes the following:
- Fowl Pox Vaccine Indications
- Warnings and cautions for Fowl Pox Vaccine
- Direction and dosage information for Fowl Pox Vaccine
Fowl Pox VaccineThis treatment applies to the following species:
See productdata.aphis.usda.gov for a summary of the studies approved by the USDA for licensing of this product. The package insert may also contain additional information developed by the licensee.
Caution: Read the product insert before administering the vaccine.
Each vial contains 1000 doses.
Recoverable quantity: 10 ml/vial after rehydration with diluent.
Directions For Use
For wing web administration in chickens eight weeks of age or older. For veterinary use only.
This product has been shown to be effective for the vaccination of healthy chickens 8 weeks of age or older against Fowl Pox virus. Duration of immunity has not been determined. For more information regarding efficacy and safety data, see productdata.aphis.usda.gov.
Fowl Pox Vaccine Indications For Use
The Fowl Pox vaccine made by using the chicken embryo propagated strains of Fowl Pox virus has been developed for use in chickens aged 8 weeks or older.
This product is not recommended for use in unhealthy or diseased chickens, and chickens which are not maintained under good environmental or sanitary conditions.
The vaccinated chickens should not be placed on contaminated premises. Exposure should be avoided immediately following vaccination. All susceptible chickens on the same premises should be vaccinated at the same time. If this is not possible, then strict isolation and separate caretakers should be employed for non-vaccinated chickens. Efforts should be made to reduce stress conditions at the time of vaccine administration. Do not mix with other products, except as specified on the label. In case of human exposure, contact a physician. Use entire contents when opened.
Preparation Of The Vaccine
Do not open and rehydrate the vaccine until ready to start vaccination. Use vaccine immediately after rehydrating.
1. Tear off the aluminum seal from the vial containing the freeze dried virus.
2. Lift off the rubber stopper.
3. Remove the seal and stopper from the diluent bottle. Each diluent bottle contains 10 ml of diluent.
4. Pour half of the diluent into the vial containing the freeze dried virus.
5. Replace the rubber stopper and shake the vaccine vial.
6. Pour the partly dissolved vaccine into the diluent bottle to mix with rest of the diluent.
7. Replace the rubber stopper and shake vigorously until the vaccine is dissolved completely.
The vaccine is now ready for use by the following vaccination method. For best results, be sure to follow the directions carefully. Efforts should be made to reduce stress conditions at the time of vaccination.
WING WEB ADMINISTRATION IN CHICKENS
1. Rehydrate the vaccine as stated above.
2. Hold the bird and spread the underside of one wing outward.
3. Insert the double needle applicator into the vaccine bottle, wetting or charging both needles.
4. Pierce the web of the exposed wing with the double needle applicator charged with vaccine.
5. Insert the double needle applicator into the vaccine vial again and proceed to vaccinate the next bird.
6. During vaccination avoid hitting large blood vessels, bones and the wing muscles with the double needle applicator.
7. Do not inject in any other site except the exposed wing web.
Examination Of Takes
Examine the site of vaccine administration for “Takes” at 5 - 7 days post-vaccination. A positive “Take” showing that the vaccination was successful, is indicated by swelling or formation of a nodular lesion or scab at the site of inoculation. Swelling and scabs will disappear at about 2 weeks following vaccination. The absence of takes may indicate that the birds were immune before vaccination or that improper vaccination methods were used. Immunity has been shown in studies to develop at 21 days post vaccination.
Fowl Pox Vaccine Caution
1. Do not spill or splatter the vaccine. Inactivate containers, unused vaccine and accessories prior to its disposal.
2. Do not over dilute the vaccine or otherwise extend the dosage.
3. Store unopened vaccine vials refrigerated at 35°F - 46°F (2°C - 8°C).
4. Do not vaccinate within 21 days of slaughter or 4 weeks prior to start of lay.
5. Contains gentamicin and amphotericin B as preservatives.
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