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PUREVAX Ferret Distemper

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

PUREVAX Ferret Distemper

This treatment applies to the following species:
Company: Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health


1 mL

Distemper Vaccine

Live Canarypox Vector

PUREVAX Ferret Distemper Indications

This product has been shown to be effective for the vaccination of healthy ferrets 8 weeks of age and older against canine distemper virus. The duration of immunity has not been determined. For more information regarding efficacy and safety data, see


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.

Directions and dosage: Aseptically rehydrate the lyophilized vaccine with 1 mL of the accompanying sterile diluent, and agitate. Administer 1 mL (1 dose) subcutaneously into healthy ferrets 8 weeks of age or older.

Primary vaccination requires two additional 1 mL doses at 3 week intervals. For advice on revaccination frequency, consult your veterinarian.

Precautions: Use entire contents immediately after reconstitution. Contains gentamicin as a preservative. This product has not been tested in pregnant ferrets. In rare instances, 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. In case of human exposure, contact a physician. Inactivate unused contents before disposal.

Store at 2-8°C (35-46°F). Do not use chemicals to sterilize syringes and needles. Do not mix with other products except as specified on the label. For use in animals only.

PUREVAX® is a registered trademark of the Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health France SCS, used under license.

Manufactured by:

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc., Athens, GA 30601 USA

Tel: 1 (888) 637-4251

VLN/PCN 124/1471.R0

Distributed in Canada by:

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Canada Inc., Burlington ON L7L 5H4



10 doses

10 x 1 Dose, Lyophilized

10 x 1 mL, Sterile Diluent


CPN: 1028362.0

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