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PP-Vac

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Manufacturer: Intervet/Merck Animal Health

PIGEON POX VACCINE

Live Virus

DIRECTIONS FOR USE, READ CAREFULLY

Description

This live virus vaccine is prepared from a proven strain of pigeon pox virus which was selected for its mildness and its protective characteristics against fowl pox in chickens. The virus has been propagated in SPF (Specific Pathogen Free) substrates. The immunizing capability of this vaccine has also been proven by the Master Seed Immunogenicity Test.

PP-Vac Indications For Use

For vaccination of healthy chickens between 6 and 18 weeks of age by wing-web administration as an aid in the prevention of fowl pox.

Vaccination Programs

Many factors must be considered in determining the proper vaccination program for a particular farm or poultry operation. To be fully effective, the vaccine must be administered to healthy receptive chickens held in a proper environment under good management. In addition, the response may be modified by the age of the chickens and their immune status. Seldom does one vaccination under field conditions produce complete protection for all individuals in a given flock. The amount of protection required will vary with the type of operation and the degree of exposure that a flock is likely to encounter. For these reasons a program of periodic revaccination may be required.

Rehydration Of The Vaccine

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 vaccine and vial.

2. Remove the seal and stopper from the vial of 10 ml diluent.

3. Pour one-half of diluent from diluent vial into vial of vaccine. Insert the rubber stopper and shake until resuspended.

4. Pour resuspended vaccine into diluent vial. Add rubber stopper and shake well. Vaccine is now ready for use.

Wing-web Administration

FOR CHICKENS BETWEEN 6 AND 18 WEEKS OF AGE

1. Vaccine is applied to the web of the wing. Use the enclosed two-pronged applicator.

2. A dose of 0.01 ml should be administered to each bird by dipping the applicator in the vaccine mixture, allowing the applicator grooves to fill with liquid, and stabbing the webbed portion of the wing from beneath. Avoid feathered areas of the web.

3. At about 7 to 10 days after vaccination, a few birds should be examined for takes. A good take reaction, indicating that a satisfactory vaccination job was done, shows swelling in the skin at the point of vaccination with scab formation. The scabs will fall off about 2 to 3 weeks following vaccination. Good immunity is established 2 to 3 weeks after vaccination.

PP-Vac Caution

Consult your poultry pathologist for further recommendations based on conditions existing in your area at any given time.

1. VACCINATE ONLY HEALTHY CHICKENS. Although disease may not be evident, 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. Use entire contents when first opened.

4. Do not vaccinate within 21 days before slaughter or 28 days prior to onset and during egg production.

5. Store at 2° to 7° C (35° to 45° F).

6. Burn containers and all unused contents.

7. This vaccine contains gentamicin as a preservative.

8. FOR ANIMAL USE ONLY.

Notice

This vaccine has undergone rigid potency, safety and purity tests, and meets Intervet Inc., U.S. and local 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 individual chickens and the degree of field exposure. Therefore, directions should be followed carefully.

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 locations of chickens; names of operators performing the vaccination and any observed reactions.

Intervet Inc., Omaha, NE 68103 USA

U.S. Veterinary License No. 165A

1 800 211-3573 (USA)

1 866 683-7838 (Canada)

1000 Doses

06100013-07

NAC No.: 1047346.1

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 PP-Vac 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 © 2016 North American Compendiums. Updated: 2016-10-31

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