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Clinical particulars
Target species
Indications for use
Active immunisation of cats:
- to reduce the clinical signs caused by infection with feline calicivirus (FCV) and rhinotracheitis virus (FVR),
- to prevent the clinical signs, leucopenia and virus excretion caused by infection with feline panleucopenia virus (FPLV).
Onset of immunity:
for FCV and FVR: 4 weeks; for FPLV: 3 weeks.
Duration of immunity:
1 year, for FPLV: 3 years.
See section “Use during pregnancy or lactation"
Special warnings for each target species
Vaccinate healthy animals only.
Maternal antibodies, which may persist up to the age of 9-12 weeks, can have a negative influence on the efficacy of vaccination. In the presence of maternal antibodies, vaccination may not completely prevent the clinical signs, leucopenia and virus excretion following an FPLV infection. In such cases where a relatively high level of maternally derived antibodies is expected, the vaccination schedule should be planned accordingly.
Special precautions for use
Only healthy animals should be vaccinated.
Operator warnings
In case of accidental self-injection, seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the physician.
Adverse reactions
Very Common
(> 1 animal / 10 animals treated):
Injection site swelling.1
Sneezing, cough, nasal discharge, dullness, decreased appetite.2
(1 to 10 animals / 100 animals treated):
Elevated temperature.3
Very rare
(< 1 animal / 10,000 animals treated, including isolated reports):
Injection site pain, injection site hair loss, injection site pruritus.
Hypersensitivity reactions (e.g. pruritus, dyspnoea, vomiting, diarrhoea and collapse including anaphylaxis).4
Febrile limping syndrome reactions in kittens.5
1 Local swelling (≤ 5 mm), sometimes painful, may occur at the injection site 1 – 2 days post-vaccination.
2 May be observed for up to 2 days post-vaccination.
3 Elevated body temperature (up to 40 °C) may occur for 1 – 2 days post-vaccination.
4 Sometimes fatal. If such a reaction occurs, appropriate treatment should be administered without delay.
5 As reported in the literature, febrile limping syndrome reactions in kittens may occur after the use of any vaccine containing a feline calicivirus component.
Reporting adverse events is important. It allows continuous safety monitoring of a veterinary medicinal product. Reports should be sent, preferably via a veterinarian, to either the marketing authorisation holder or its local representative or the national competent authority via the national reporting system. See section “Contact details” of the package leaflet.
Use during pregnancy or lactation
Do not use during pregnancy or lactation, as the product has not been tested in pregnant or lactating queens. Live FPL virus can cause reproductive problems in pregnant queens and birth defects in the progeny.
No information is available on the safety and efficacy of this vaccine when used with any other veterinary medicinal product. A decision to use this vaccine before or after any other veterinary medicinal product therefore needs to be made on a case by case basis.
Amounts to be administered and administration route
Use 1 ml solvent to reconstitute the lyophilisate (= 1 single dose).
Visual appearance of the reconstituted product: off-pink or pink coloured suspension.
Bring the vaccine to room temperature and administer 1 ml of the vaccine per animal by subcutaneous injection.
Use sterile injection equipment, free from traces of disinfectants.
Vaccination schedule:
Primary vaccination:
Two single dose inoculations, 3 – 4 weeks apart.
The first inoculation can be given from the age of 8 – 9 weeks and the second inoculation from the age of 12 weeks. (see also section 4.4)
A single dose (1 ml) according to the following schedule:
Revaccination against feline calicivirus and feline rhinotracheitis virus must be given every year (with vaccines containing the F9 and G2620 strains, where available).
Revaccination against feline panleucopenia virus can be given every three years (with strain MW-1 as in Nobivac Tricat Trio, where available).
At ten-fold overdose, a slight painful swelling may be observed at the injection site for 4-10 days. A slight transient rise in temperature (up to 40.8°C) may occur for 1-2 days. In some cases general discomfort, coughing, sneezing, transient lethargy and reduced appetite may be observed for a few days post vaccination.
Withdrawal period
Not applicable.