Product: MSD Covexin 10 100ml

MSD Covexin 10 100ml
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MSD Covexin 10 100ml

R571.70

Clostridial vaccine for sheep and cattle

Description

Immunity is established within 14 days of administration of the second dose and lasts for 1 year.

For the active immunisation of sheep and cattle from 2 weeks of age to prevent mortality, lesions and clinical signs of disease caused by Clostridium perfringens type A (enterotoxaemia, haemorrhagic enteritis), C. perfringens type B (lamb dysentery), C. perfringens type C (necrotic enteritis), C. perfringens type D (enterotoxaemia/pulpy kidney), C. chauvoei (blackleg/black quarter), C. novyi type B (infectious necrotic hepatitis), C. septicum (malignant oedema), C. tetani (tetanus), C. sordellii (sudden death syndrome/haemorrhagic enteritis) and C. haemolyticum (bacillary haemoglobinuria).

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Store between 2 ºC – 8 ºC in a refrigerator.
  • Do not freeze.
  • Protect from light.
  • Use within 8 hours of opening.
  • Do not store partially used containers for future use.

WARNINGS

  • Withdrawal period: Do not slaughter animals for human consumption within 21 days* of vaccination.
  • Vaccinate healthy animals only.
  • It is not recommended that other vaccines be administered within 14 days before or after vaccination with Covexin® 10.
  • The injection should be made through an area of clean, dry skin.
  • Cattle: Swelling may occur at the site of injection which should resolve within 1 to

2 months post-vaccination. The incidence and severity may be higher in calves less than 1 month of age.

  • Sheep: Swelling may occur at the site of injection which should resolve within 1 to

2 months post-vaccination.

  • As with any vaccine, occasional hypersensitivity reactions may occur. In such cases, consult your veterinarian.
  • KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN, UNINFORMED PERSONS AND ANIMALS.
  • Although this vaccine has been tested under a large variety of conditions, failure thereof may ensue as a result of a wide range of reasons. If this is suspected, seek veterinary advice and notify the registration holder.

* 21 days is a standard withdrawal period set according to South African legislation, for all vaccine products. If required by national legislation another withdrawal period may also be licensed, e.g., 0 days.

PRECAUTIONS

  • Observe aseptic precautions. Ensure that all vaccination equipment (containers, syringes and needles) is clean and sterile prior to and during use. Use sterile equipment when administering the vaccine.
  • Do not use disinfectants or antiseptics to sterilise any equipment.
  • It is good vaccination practice, when handling the vaccine, to avoid contact with the eyes, hands and clothing.
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke whilst handling the product.
  • Destroy any unused vaccine and dispose of all the empty vaccine containers and disposable equipment after use in accordance with National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act No. 59 of 2008).
  • Do not contaminate rivers, dams or any water sources with containers or waste.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE – USE ONLY AS DIRECTED

  • Shake well before and during use.
  • Administer subcutaneously, preferably in the loose skin on the side of the neck.

Dosage

  • Sheep and lambs over 2 weeks of age

Two injections of 1 mℓ each, at an interval of 6 weeks, and a booster annually thereafter.

The vaccine course should be completed at least 2 weeks before maximum immunity is required i.e., a risk period, or in pregnant ewes during lambing.

Previously sensitised ewes should be injected 2 to 6 weeks before lambing is due to commence. This provides passive protection of the lamb, via the colostrum, for up to

12 weeks.

Covexin® 10 may be used in lambs as young as 2 weeks of age, regardless of serum antitoxin levels acquired from maternal transfer.

  • Cows and calves over 2 weeks of age

Two injections of 2 mℓ each, at an interval of 6 weeks, and a booster annually thereafter.

Previously sensitised cows should be injected 2 to 6 weeks before calving is due to commence. This provides passive protection of the calf, via the colostrum, for up to

12 weeks.

Covexin® 10 may be used in calves as young as 2 weeks of age, regardless of serum antitoxin levels acquired from maternal transfer.

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