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Mildvac-Ma5 (Canada)

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Mildvac-Ma5

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Merck Animal Health

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BRONCHITIS VACCINE

Massachusetts Type

Live Virus

Beak-O-Vac Use, If Packaged With Diluent

Drinking Water or Coarse Spray Use, If Packaged Without Diluent

Description

MILDVAC-Ma5 a live virus vaccine, is prepared from the cloned Ma5 strain of Massachusetts type bronchitis. The Ma5 infectious bronchitis strain was developed by Intervet research and selected for its low reactivity and high immunogenicity. The viruses has been propagated using SPF substrates. The immunizing capability has also been proven by Master Seed Immunogenicity Test.

Mildvac-Ma5 Indications For Use

Drinking Water - Vaccination of healthy chickens two weeks of age or older for protection against Massachusetts type bronchitis.

Beak-O-Vac or Coarse Spray - Vaccination of healthy chickens one day of age for protection against Massachusetts type bronchitis.

Vaccination Programs

Many factors must be considered in determining a sound vaccination program for a particular farm or poultry complex. To be fully effective, the vaccine must be administered properly to healthy, receptive birds maintained in a proper environment under good management. In addition, the response may be influenced by the age of the birds and their immune status. Seldom does one live virus vaccination under field conditions produce lifetime protection for all individuals in a given flock. The level of immunity required will vary with operational practices and the degree of exposure. Therefore, a program of periodic revaccinations may be necessary.

Preparation Of Vaccine

For Beak-O-Vac Use

Product Codes B-160-2-D, B-160-10-D

See Additional Directions Below

DO NOT OPEN AND MIX THE VACCINE UNTIL READY TO BEGIN VACCINATION. USE VACCINE IMMEDIATELY AFTER MIXING.

1. Remove the tear-off seal and stopper from the vial containing the dried vaccine.

2. Remove the seal and stopper from the bottle of diluent.

3. Pour a small amount of diluent into the vial of vaccine.

4. Insert the rubber stopper and shake.

5. Pour the rehydrated vaccine back into the bottle containing the rest of the diluent. Replace the stopper and shake.

6. Place the vaccine in an appropriate container.

The vaccine is now ready for use by the following methods. For best results, be sure to follow the directions carefully!

BEAK-O-VAC ADMINISTRATION - For Chickens One Day of Age

1. Attach the container holding the vaccine to the Beak-O-Vac machine and adjust for delivery of 33-35 doses per ml.

2. Hold the chicken in such a manner that the chicken’s beak is opened in the direction of the nozzle so the vaccine is deposited on the roof of the mouth as the beak is turned.

Preparation Of Vaccine

For Drinking Water or Coarse Spray Use

Product Code B-160-10

DO NOT OPEN AND MIX THE VACCINE UNTIL READY TO BEGIN VACCINATION. USE VACCINE IMMEDIATELY AFTER MIXING.

1. Remove the tear-off seal and stopper from the vial containing the dried vaccine.

2. Carefully pour clean, cool non-chlorinated tap water into the vaccine vial until the vial is approximately two-thirds full.

3. Insert the rubber stopper and shake vigorously until all material is dissolved.

4. The vaccine is now ready for drinking water or coarse spray use in accordance with the directions below. For best results, be sure to follow directions carefully!

DRINKING WATER ADMINISTRATION - For Chickens Two Weeks of Age or Older

1. Do not use any disinfectants in the drinking water for 48 hours before vaccinating and 24 hours after vaccination.

2. Withhold drinking water from the chickens until they are thirsty. Withholding periods will vary from 2 to 8 hours according to age of chickens and climatic conditions.

3. Scrub waterers and rinse thoroughly with fresh, clean water. Do not use disinfectants for cleaning waterers.

4. Rehydrate the vaccine as directed above.

5. Mix rehydrated vaccine with clean, cool, non-chlorinated tap water in accordance with the chart below.

Age of Chickens

Water Per 1000 Doses Vaccine

2 - 4 Weeks

6 gal. (23 litres)

4 - 8 Weeks

10 gal. (38 litres)

8 Weeks or Older

16 gal. (60 litres)

As an aid in preserving the virus, 3.2 ounces (100 gms.) of non-fat powdered milk may be added to each 10 gallons (38 liters) of water used for mixing vaccine. Add the dried milk first and mix until dissolved. Then add the rehydrated vaccine from the vial and mix thoroughly.

6. Distribute the vaccine solution, as prepared above, to the waterers provided for the chickens. Avoid placing waterers in direct sunlight.

7. Provide no other drinking water until all the vaccine-water solution has been consumed.

COARSE SPRAY ADMINISTRATION - For Chickens One Day of Age

1. Use rehydrated vaccine as indicated for specific coarse spray vaccination machine. For example, a machine which dispenses 20 ml in 3 seconds to a box of 100 chickens; - total volume for 2000 doses is 400 ml, and 10,000 doses is 2,000 ml of deionized water. Mix thoroughly.

2. Add the prepared vaccine solution to reservoir on the machine.

3. Prime and adjust machine as instructed in manual accompanying the specific machine.

4. Place boxes holding 100 chickens each on the conveyor belt or in machine. Activate spray head.

COARSE SPRAY VACCINATION - For Chickens Two Days of Age or Older

1. Do not use any disinfectants or skim milk in sprayer.

2. Use sprayer only for administration of vaccines.

3. Shut off all fans while spray vaccinating. Turn on fan immediately after spraying.

4. Be careful in hot weather.

5. Spray chickens by walking slowly through the house.

6. Follow the manufacturer’s directions regarding water volume.

7. Use only clean, cool, deionized water.

8. Individual(s) spraying chickens should wear face mask and goggles.

Mildvac-Ma5 Caution

1. VACCINATE ONLY HEALTHY CHICKENS. Although disease may not be evident, coccidiosis, Mycoplasma infection, infectious bursal disease, Marek’s disease, and other disease conditions may cause complications or reduce immunity.

2. All susceptible chickens on the same premises should be vaccinated at the same time.

3. The revaccination of laying hens with live bronchitis vaccine may be detrimental to the flock and cannot be generally recommended. Consult your Intervet representative for more information.

4. Efforts should be taken to reduce stress conditions at the time of vaccination and during the reaction period.

5. Do not spill or splash the vaccine.

6. Do not dilute the vaccine or otherwise stretch the dosage.

7. Use entire contents when first opened.

8. Do not vaccinate within 21 days before slaughter.

9. Burn containers and all unused contents.

10. This vaccine contains gentamicin as a preservative.

11. FOR VETERINARY USE ONLY.

Notice

This vaccine has undergone rigid potency, safety and purity tests, and meets Intervet Inc. and USDA requirements. It is designed to stimulate effective immunity when used as directed, but the user must be advised that the response to the product 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 the individual chickens, and the degree of field exposure. Therefore, directions should be followed carefully!

This product is not hazardous when used according to directions supplied. A material safety data sheet (MSDS) is available upon request. This and any other consumer information can be obtained by calling Intervet Customer Service at 1-800-441-8272 or 1-302-934-8051.

Records

Keep a record of vaccine, quantity, serial number, expiration date and place of purchase; the date and time of vaccination; the number, age, breed and location of chickens; names of operators performing the vaccination and any observed reactions.

HOW SUPPLIED

 

 

Ordering Number

10 x 10,000 Doses

- Drinking Water or Coarse Spray Use

B-160-10

With Diluent

- Beak-O-Vac Use

B-160-10-D

The use of this vaccine is subject to applicable federal and local laws and regulations.

USE ONLY AS DIRECTED

STORE VACCINE BETWEEN 2 AND 7°C (35 and 45°F).

THIS PRODUCT IS NON-RETURNABLE

INTERVET INC., Millsboro, Delaware U.S.A.

U.S. Veterinary License No. 165A

Made in U.S.A.

U.S. Patent No. 4,751,079

Other Patents Pending

16004

AL 125 2.0

NAC No.: 12082520

MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH
Intervet Canada Corp.

16750 ROUTE TRANSCANADIENNE, KIRKLAND, QC, H9H 4M7
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Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Mildvac-Ma5 information published above. However, it remains the responsibility of the readers to familiarize themselves with the product information contained on the Canadian product label or package insert.

Copyright © 2016 North American Compendiums. Updated: 2016-10-31

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