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This page contains information on Poxine for veterinary use.
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  • Poxine Indications
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This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Zoetis

Fowl Pox Vaccine

Live Virus

For veterinary use only

Read in full, follow directions carefully.

Poxine® is recommended for vaccination against fowl pox in healthy chickens 6 weeks of age or older and in healthy turkeys 8 weeks of age or older.

Store this vaccine at not above 45°F (7°C).

Do not vaccinate within 21 days before slaughter.

Use entire contents of vial when first opened.

Burn this container and all unused contents.

When To Vaccinate

Chickens: Vaccination with Poxine® is to be performed when chickens are at least 6 weeks of age and at least 1 month before they come into production. This vaccine is also recommended for the revaccination, at 12 weeks of age, of chickens that have been vaccinated at an age earlier than 6 weeks with another vaccine for the prevention of fowl pox.

Turkeys: Fowl-pox vaccination of turkeys is recommended in most areas because of the frequent and widespread occurrence of the disease. It is a common practice to vaccinate poults when they are transferred from the brooder house to other quarters or the range (usually at 8 weeks of age). It is recommended that the vaccination of turkeys for market be avoided during the last 8 weeks prior to marketing.

Directions For Use

1. Rehydrate 1 vial of vaccine with 1 vial of diluent.

2. Remove aluminum seal and rubber stopper from vaccine vial and diluent vial. Avoid contamination of the stopper and vial contents.

3. Pour approximately one-half the diluent into the vaccine vial. Replace stopper and shake gently until contents are dissolved.

4. Pour all the reconstituted vaccine back into the remaining diluent in the diluent bottle. Replace diluent stopper and gently mix. The vaccine is then ready for use.

5. Hold individual bird and spread wing with the underside facing upwards.

6. Dip the vaccinator tool into the vaccine, wetting both needles.

7. Stick the needles through the web of the wing, avoiding blood vessels, bones, and the wing muscle. The vaccine should not touch feathers, the head of the birds, or the skin except at the site of vaccination.

How Takes Appear

The usual take consists of some swelling at the site of the puncture as early as the fourth day following vaccination. The swelling increases during the next five days until a scab is formed. Revaccinate birds that do not show takes.


Do not expose vaccine to either direct sunlight or extreme heat during vaccination.

Vaccinate healthy chickens or turkeys only.

Contains gentamicin as a preservative.

Poxine Caution

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

The use of this vaccine is subject to state laws, wherever applicable.


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


List No. 6074: 10 x 1,000 Doses

Zoetis Inc., Kalamazoo, MI 49007

U.S. Vet. License No. 190


NAC No.: 36903202

Telephone:   269-359-4414
Customer Service:   888-963-8471
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Poxine 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.

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