Equivac EST Salmonella Single
For the immunisation of mares and foals as an aid in the control of the disease caused by Salmonella typhimurium.
Indications for Use
Salmonella typhimurium infections are severe in new-born foals; therefore, transfer if maternal antibodies in the colostrum is essential for protection of young foals. Husbandry and environmental stressors play a large role in determining the severity of the disease in individual animals.
For primary immunisation, foals of 4 - 12 months of age should be given three doses of vaccine, while adult horses (greater than 12 months) should be given two doses of vaccine.
The interval between doses should be no less than four weeks, with the third dose for foals being six months after the second dose.
The primary immunisation course should be followed by an annual booster to maintain high levels of immunity.
|Indication||Immunisation of mares and foals as an aid in the control of diseases caused by Salmonella typhimurium.|
|Contraindications||Vaccination of horses and stallions in training.|
|Precautions||Vaccination is not recommended within four weeks of expected birth. Salmonella typhimurium infections are most severe in newborn foals and protection by transfer of maternal antibody in colostrum is essential for protection of young foals. Husbandry and environmental stresses play a large role in determining the severity of the disease in individual animals.Take care to avoid accidental self-injection. In the event of self-administration, seek medical attention if you are concerned 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 or hair 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 syringe and needle by immediately placing in a designated and appropriately labelled sharps container.|
|Dosage and Administration||2 mL by deep intramuscular injection preferably into the rump. Mares. Previously unvaccinated and not pregnant; 2 injections 4 weeks apart before mating. Vaccinated pregnant mares: single booster dose 6 weeks before foaling to maximise colostral antibody levels for the newborn foal. Vaccination is not recommended within 4 weeks of expected birth. Unvaccinated pregnant mares: 2 doses 1 month apart; give last injection 6 weeks before foaling. Foals. Foals more than 4 months of age develop an immune response when vaccinated. Give 2 doses 4 weeks apart for primary vaccination; give a third dose 6 months after the second injection. Annual booster doses are recommended to maintain a high level of immunity.See literature included with product for details of vaccination technique.|
|Storage||Store at 2 to 8°C. (Refrigerate. Do not freeze.) Protect from direct sunlight.|
|Manufacturer||Zoetis Australia Pty Ltd|