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Ss PacThis treatment applies to the following species:
Streptococcus suis Bacterin
U.s. Vet. Lic. No.301
ContentsStreptococcus suis serotype 2 bacterin, porcine isolates.
Contains gentamicin as preservative.
SS Pac IndicationsFor vaccination of healthy pigs to aid in the prevention of meningitis, arthritis, pneumonia and septicemia caused by Streptococcus suis serotype 2.
SS Pac Dosage And AdministrationRead directions carefully before use. Shake occasionally during use. Administer a 1 mL dose intramuscularly to pigs at 10-12 days of age, followed by a 2 mL dose at approximately 3-5 weeks of age. This repeat dose is essential for maximum immune response. For best results, inject into the neck musculature behind the ear. Use sterile syringes and needles. Annual revaccination of breeding swine is recommended.
Precaution(s)Store at 2-7°C (35-45°F). Do not freeze.
SS Pac Caution(s)Use entire contents when first opened. Transient local reactions may be observed at the injection site. If allergic reaction occurs, administer epinephrine.
Warning(s)Do not vaccinate within 60 days of slaughter.
Extreme caution should be used when injecting any oil emulsion vaccine to avoid injecting your finger or hand. Accidental injection can cause serious local reaction. Contact a physician immediately if accidental injection occurs.
For veterinary use only.
DiscussionDisease caused by Streptococcus suis serotype 2 is usually introduced into a herd by healthy carrier pigs. Infection usually strikes young pigs - up to 130 pounds - causing sudden death, brain damage, pneumonia and arthritis, as well as slow growth. The S. suis bacterium is transmitted from pig to pig by nose-to-nose contact. Non-immune adults can also be affected. Infection is most prevalent in confined systems with high population density. Although outbreaks may be more frequent fall-to-spring or after sudden changes to colder weather, modern management conditions allow S. suis to occur year around. S. suis organisms harbor in nasal cavities and can persist in the tonsils of healthy carrier pigs even in the presence of antibodies and in pigs receiving penicillin-medicated feed for up to 512 days. In most cases clinical signs include a progression of anorexia, depression, reddening of skin, fever, incoordination, paralysis, paddling, opisthotonus, tremors and convulsions. In peracute cases, however, pigs may be found dead with no warning signs. The S. suis organism is commonly found in nearly all areas in which hogs are raised.
Presentation100 mL and 250 mL multiple dose vials.
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