Do not use in unhealthy pigeons.
Do not vaccinate during the last 2 weeks prior to mating.
Do not use in birds in lay or within 4 weeks before the onset of the laying period.
Vaccination is safe in breeding birds provided they are vaccinated before the start of breeding.
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.
Do not mix with any other veterinary medicinal product.
A transient swelling at the injection site of up to approximately 1 cm in diameter may occur very commonly, which may last up to 4 weeks or more. Swellings normally tend to disappear without treatment. In cases of adverse reactions not disappearing spontaneously the veterinary surgeon should be contacted.
The frequency of adverse reactions is defined using the following convention:
- very common (more than 1 in 10 animals displaying adverse reactions during the course of one treatment)
- common (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 100 animals)
- uncommon (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 1,000 animals)
- rare (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 10,000 animals)
- very rare (less than 1 animal in 10,000 animals, including isolated reports).
An overdose did not result in adverse reactions other than those mentioned above.
Not for intramuscular injection: Intramuscular injection causes severe adverse reactions.
Maternally-derived antibody (MDA) can interfere with the development of active immunity. Where it is likely that recent field infection or vaccination of the parent flock has stimulated a high antibody titre and consequently a high level of MDA, the timing of the vaccination programme should be planned accordingly.
In cases of hypersensitivity reactions treat immediately with glucocorticoid intravenously or adrenaline intramuscularly.
The incubation period for pigeon paramyxovirosis may be a few days to several weeks. However, after infection with the wild virus, pigeons excrete the virus from the eye and in the droppings within 3-4 days. This means that infected birds can be a danger to others some days before their own symptoms appear. Excretion of wild virus from the infected bird continues for up to 6 weeks. This information is important since, in addition to direct bird to bird contact at competitions and shows, the disease can be spread by indirect means such as hands, overalls, caps, boots and contaminated objects such as baskets and trucks.
An owner should forbid visits to the loft by anyone in contact with unvaccinated pigeons and new birds (either purchased or lent for mating) should not be brought in unless vaccinated at least 14 days previously.
In case of accidental self-injection, seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the physician.