Pestigard BVDV Vaccine for Cattle 250ml
Pestigard® is the first vaccine for the prevention of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV), otherwise known as Bovine Pestivirus in cattle in Australia.
- BVDV is a widespread disease throughout Australian cattle herds causing significant productivity loss by affecting the reproductive performance of the herd or increasing susceptibility to other common diseases.
- The introduction of a Pestigard® vaccination program will reduce reproductive loss caused by BVDV. Pestigard® will also stimulate active immunity against BVDV which will assist in the reduction of losses associated with the Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) complex and other clinical diseases where BVDV is implicated.
- A Pestigard® vaccination program can be conveniently integrated into existing management practices.
- Dose rate 2mL
- Pack Size 100mL - 50 doses
- Pack Size 250mL - 125 doses
Dosage and Administration
- The recommended dose for cattle of all ages is 2mL.
- Two doses of Pestigard® should be administered 4-6 weeks apart with annual boosters thereafter.
- The first dose of Pestigard® may be given up to 6 months before the second dose to suit management practices.
- Immunity does not develop until at least 14 days after the second dose.
- Safe for pregnant cows.
- This product can be stored and used for up to 30 days after first opening. On each subsequent reuse, swab the opening with a suitable disinfectant (for example, methylated spirits) both before and after using. A sterile needle must be used each time product is removed. Store unused material upright, at 2oC to 8oC (refrigerated) and in the original cardboard packaging to protect from light.
- Store at 2°C to 8°C (Refrigerate. Do Not Freeze)
- It is important that the vaccine is kept properly mixed before and during use.
- For subcutaneous use only.
Caution: Avoid Carcass Damage
1. Sterilise all injection equipment by boiling in water for 10 minutes before use. Avoid use of strong disinfectants.
2. Maintain cleanliness at all times during vaccination. Great care must be taken to avoid contamination of the vaccine, needle and internal parts of the syringe by contact with unsterile surfaces or unwashed hands.
3. Keep needles sharp and clean. Replace frequently.
4. Use the shortest possible needle, not exceeding 15mm in length.
5. As far as possible avoid injection of the animals during wet weather or under dusty conditions.
6. This product must be injected only under the skin. (subcutaneously).
7. Inject high on the neck behind the ear, i.e. under the skin on the side of the neck (just behind and below the base of the ear). Do not inject at any other site.
|Indication||Routine active immunisation of cattle against infection with BVDV, in both infected and noninfected herds. Reduction of reproductive losses due to BVDV. Prevention of nasal shedding of BVDV.|
|Actions||Bovine pestivirus (BVDV) is responsible for a number of herd health problems in beef and dairy herds including reproductive loss, infertility, abortions, birth defects, mucosal disease, ill thrift in young cattle, and immunosuppression. In addition, BVDV contributes to respiratory disease and loss of productivity in feedlot cattle. Multiple strains of pestivirus may be found to affect cattle. The genetically different strains included in this vaccine can be expected to provide cross protection against most Australian field isolates.Active immunity develops from about 14 days after the second dose of vaccine.|
|Precautions||Avoid carcass damage. Correct vaccination procedure in the field is important. Sterilise all injection apparatus by boiling in water for ten minutes (or equivalent). Avoid use of strong disinfectants on apparatus. Maintain cleanliness at all times during vaccination. Take great care to avoid contamination of the vaccine, needle and internal parts of the syringe by contact with unsterile surfaces or unwashed hands. Keep needles sharp and clean, and replace frequently. Use the shortest possible needle not exceeding 15 mm in length. As far as possible, avoid injection of animals during wet weather or under dusty conditions. Inject subcutaneously only. If possible, inject high on the side of the neck behind the ear. Before injecting the vaccine, clean the proposed site of inoculation on the animal's skin by swabbing with cotton wool soaked in an antiseptic solution such as methylated spirits. Unused vaccine may be used for up to 30 days after first opening, provided instructions for resealing are carried out. See carton for resealing instructions.Take care to avoid accidental self injection. Accidental self-administration may result in local bruising, pain and swelling. In the event of self-administration, seek medical attention and show the package leaflet or the label to the doctor.First Aid If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 131 126. This material may cause a mild allergic reaction in sensitive individuals on skin contact. Avoid skin contact. If skin contact occurs, remove contaminated clothing and flush skin and hair with running water. If splashed in eyes, wash out immediately with water.Disposal Dispose of empty containers by wrapping in paper and putting in garbage. Discarded needles should be immediately placed into a designated and appropriately labelled sharps container.|
|Dosage and Administration||It is important that the vaccine is gently mixed before use and kept thoroughly mixed during use. Avoid vigorous shaking, as this may cause the product to foam. The dose on all occasions is 2 mL injected subcutaneously (just under the skin). Before vaccine is injected, the proposed site of inoculation on the animal's skin may be cleaned by swabbing with cotton wool soaked in an antiseptic solution such as methylated spirits. Herd vaccination. The primary course of vaccination consists of two doses of vaccine, and to reduce reproductive loss due to BVDV, should be completed preferably two to four weeks before breeding. Immunity does not develop until at least 14 days after the second dose. The two doses are most usually given with an interval of four to six weeks between doses, but the first dose of this vaccine may equally be given up to six months before the second dose, to suit management practice. Consideration may be given to vaccinating all cattle in the herd when commencing a vaccination program, though immunisation cannot then reverse reproductive loss which has already occurred. Vaccination of breeding cattle. To reduce reproductive losses associated with fetal infection and the birth of calves infected with BVDV cattle should complete the primary course of vaccination preferably two to four weeks prior to joining or insemination. Vaccination of introduced stock. Introduced stock should be given the primary course of vaccination on arrival. Booster doses. After the primary vaccination course has been given, a booster dose of vaccine should be administered to breeding cattle, preferably two to four weeks prior to each joining or insemination, to maintain an adequate level of immunity during pregnancy.|
|Storage||Store between 2 and 8°C. (Refrigerate. Do not freeze.) Protect from light.|
|Manufacturer||Zoetis Australia Pty Ltd|