Contra-indications, warnings, etc
For animal treatment only.
Do not vaccinate unhealthy birds.
Do not use in birds in lay or within 4 weeks of the onset of lay.
Due to the spread of the vaccine virus, it is recommended to separate vaccinated and unvaccinated birds.
Reconstitution should be in plastic, not metal containers. Only sterile antiseptic-free materials should be used for the preparation of vaccine solution. The freeze-dried vaccine must not be reconstituted with water containing antiseptic or disinfectant.
No information is available on the safety and efficacy from the concurrent use of this vaccine with any other except Merial's live vaccines against Newcastle Disease and Infectious Bronchitis. It is therefore recommended that no other vaccines than these should be administered within 14 days before or after vaccination with this vaccine.
Laboratory studies have shown that when the vaccine virus was experimentally passed from bird to bird, damage to the bursa increased. This was detected by histological examination of the bursae. However, this is not considered to result in an immunosuppressive effect.
During spray administration, the eyes must be protected by safety goggles and the nose and mouth by a dust mask. A helmet with filtered air circulation may be used instead of goggles and a mask.
Care should be taken during reconstitution of the vaccine and drinking water application. Hands should be washed and disinfected after vaccinating.