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PureVax Ferret Distemper (Canada)

This page contains information on PureVax Ferret Distemper for veterinary use.
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  • PureVax Ferret Distemper Indications
  • Warnings and cautions for PureVax Ferret Distemper
  • Direction and dosage information for PureVax Ferret Distemper

PureVax Ferret Distemper

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Company: Merial

Distemper Vaccine

Live Canarypox Vector



PUREVAX® Ferret Distemper is a lyophilized vaccine of a recombinant canarypox vector expressing the HA and F glycoproteins of canine distemper virus. Safety and immunogenicity of this product have been demonstrated by vaccination and challenge tests in susceptible ferrets.

PureVax Ferret Distemper Indications

PUREVAX® Ferret Distemper is recommended for the vaccination of healthy ferrets 8 weeks of age and older for prevention of disease due to canine distemper virus.

DOSAGE: Reconstitute the lyophilized vaccine with accompanying liquid diluent and aseptically inject 1 mL (1 dose) subcutaneously into healthy ferrets 8 weeks of age and older. Primary vaccination requires two additional 1 mL doses at 3 week intervals. Revaccinate annually with a single 1 mL dose.

PRECAUTIONS: Store at 2-7°C (35-45°F). Use immediately after reconstitution. Do not use chemicals to sterilize syringes and needles. Burn container and all unused contents. Contains gentamicin as a preservative. It is generally recommended to avoid vaccination of pregnant ferrets. Administration of vaccines may cause lethargy, fever, and inflammatory or hypersensitivity types of reactions. Transient lethargy, as well as pain and swelling at the site of injection, may occur following use of this product. Treatment may include antihistamines, anti-inflammatories, and/or epinephrine, as directed by a veterinarian.

For Veterinary Use Only.

PUREVAX is a registered trademark of MERIAL.

Manufactured By MERIAL INC., Athens, GA 30601 USA

U.S. Vet. Lic. No. 298

1-888-Merial-1 (1-888-637-4251)

Distributed In Canada By MERIAL CANADA, INC., Baie d’Urfé, Qc, H9X 4B6



Prod. No.


10 Doses

10 x 1 Dose, Lyophilized

10 x 1 mL, Sterile Water



NAC No.: 11820761

Merial is now part of Boehringer Ingelheim

Customer Care No.:   1-800-567-1885
Technical Services No.:   1-877-565-5501
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the PureVax Ferret Distemper 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.

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