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Canigen KC
Species: Dogs
Therapeutic indication: Immunological veterinary medical products: For dogs
Active ingredient: Vaccine Antigens
Product:Canigen KC
Product index: Canigen KC
Qualitative and quantitative composition
Per dose of 0.4 ml vaccine reconstituted with diluent (water for injections):
Active substances:
live Bordetella bronchiseptica bacteria strain B-C2 ≥108.0 and ≤109.7 cfu1
live canine parainfluenza virus strain Cornell ≥103.0 and ≤105.8 TCID502
1colony forming units
2Tissue Culture Infective Dose 50%
Pharmaceutical form
Lyophilisate and solvent for suspension for nasal administration.
Lyophilisate: Off-white or cream-coloured pellet.
Solvent: clear colourless solution.
Clinical particulars
Target species
Indications for use, specifying the target species
Active immunisation of dogs against Bordetella bronchiseptica and canine parainfluenza virus for periods of increased risk to reduce clinical signs induced by B. bronchiseptica and canine parainfluenza virus and to reduce shedding of canine parainfluenza virus.
Onset of immunity:
for Bordetella bronchiseptica: 72 hours after vaccination;
for canine parainfluenza virus: three weeks after vaccination.
Duration of immunity: 1 year
Special warnings
Only healthy dogs should be vaccinated.
Special precautions for use
Special precautions for use in animals
Vaccinated animals can spread the Bordetella bronchiseptica vaccine strain for six weeks and the canine parainfluenza vaccine strain for a few days after vaccination. Immunosuppressive medication may impair the development of active immunity and may increase the chance of adverse effects caused by the live vaccine strains. Cats, pigs and unvaccinated dogs may react to the vaccine strains with mild and transient respiratory signs. Other animals, like rabbits and small rodents have not been tested.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals
Immunocompromised individuals should avoid any contact with the vaccine and vaccinated dogs up to six weeks after vaccination.
Disinfect hands and equipment after use.
Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)
Mild discharges from the eyes and nose can occur from the day after vaccination, sometimes accompanied by wheezing, sneezing and/or coughing, particularly in very young susceptible puppies. Signs are generally transient, but in occasional cases may persist for up to four weeks. In animals, which show more severe signs, appropriate antibiotic treatment may be indicated. In very rare cases lethargy and vomiting may occur after vaccination. In very rare cases hypersensitivity reactions may occur. Such reactions may evolve to a more severe condition (anaphylaxis), which may be life threatening. If such reactions occur appropriate treatment is recommended. Clinical signs of immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia, immune mediated thrombocytopenia or immune-mediated polyarthritis have been reported in very rare cases.
Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay
Can be used during pregnancy.
Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
Do not administer in conjunction with other intranasal treatments or during antibiotic treatment.
Safety and efficacy data are available which demonstrate that this vaccine can be administered on the same day, but not mixed, with the live vaccines of the Canigen series against canine distemper, canine contagious hepatitis caused by canine adenovirus type 1, canine parvovirus disease and respiratory disease caused by canine adenovirus type 2, where authorised, and inactivated vaccines of the Canigen series against canine leptospirosis caused by all or some of the following serovars: L. interrogans serogroup Canicola serovar Canicola, L. interrogans serogroup Icterohaemorrhagiae serovar Copenhageni, L. interrogans serogroup Australis serovar Bratislava, and L. kirschneri serogroup Grippotyphosa serovar Bananal/Liangguang. In very rare cases a transient acute hypersensitivity reaction may occur when this product is used with other vaccines.
No information is available on the safety and efficacy of this vaccine when used with any other veterinary medicinal product except the products mentioned above. 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.
In case antibiotics are administered within one week after vaccination, the vaccination should be repeated after the antibiotic treatment is finished.
Amounts to be administered and administration route
Allow the sterile diluent provided to reach room temperature (15 - 25°C). Aseptically reconstitute the freeze-dried vaccine with the diluent. Shake well after addition of the diluent. Remove the needle and administer 0.4 ml directly from the tip of the syringe into one nostril.
Vaccination scheme
Dogs should be at least 3 weeks of age. When Canigen KC is concurrently administered (i.e. not mixed) with another vaccine of the Canigen series as indicated above, dogs should not be younger than the minimum age recommended for the other Canigen vaccine.
Unvaccinated dogs should receive one dose at least 3 weeks prior to the period of anticipated risk, e.g. temporary kennelling, in order to get protection for both vaccine agents. In order to get protection for Bordetella bronchiseptica unvaccinated dogs should receive one dose at least 72 hours prior to the period of anticipated risk (see also Special precautions for use).
Revaccinate annually.
Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes), if necessary
Particularly in very young puppies, signs of upper respiratory tract disease may occur after an overdose, including ocular and nasal discharges, pharyngitis, sneezing and coughing. The signs may start the day after vaccination and have been seen for up to 4 weeks after vaccination.
Withdrawal period
Not applicable.
Pharmacological particulars
The product contains live Bordetella bronchiseptica strain B-C2 and live canine parainfluenza virus strain Cornell. After intranasal vaccination, the product stimulates the development of active immunity against Bordetella bronchiseptica and canine parainfluenza virus.
No data on the influence of maternal antibodies on the effect of vaccination with Canigen KC are available. From literature, it is considered that this type of intranasal vaccine is able to induce an immune response without interference with maternally derived antibodies. Data are available to show a reduction in shedding of Bordetella bronchiseptica from 3 months to 1 year after vaccination
Pharmaceutical particulars
List of excipients
Gelatin-based stabiliser
Sodium chloride
Phosphate buffer
Water for injections
Do not mix with any other veterinary medicinal product, except diluent recommended for use with the product.
Shelf life
Shelf-life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 27 months.
Shelf-life after reconstitution according to directions: 1 hour.
Special precautions for storage
Store and transport refrigerated (2 °C – 8 °C).
Do not freeze.
Protect from light.
Nature and composition of immediate packaging
3 ml (single dose presentation) or 10 ml (5 and 10 dose presentation) vial of glass Type I (Ph.Eur.) closed with a halogenobutyl rubber stopper and sealed with coded aluminium cap and accompanied by a vial of sterile diluent.
The diluent supplied for reconstitution is filled in the same type container (glass Type I vial and rubber stopper) as the product. The filling volume is:
1 dose 0.6 ml
5 dose 2.4 ml
10 dose 4.6 ml
Pack sizes:
Cardboard or plastic boxes with 1, 5, 10, 25 or 50 x 1, 5 or 10 doses of vaccine and diluent.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from the use of such products
Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
Marketing Authorisation Holder (if different from distributor)
MSD Animal Health UK Limited
Walton Manor
Milton Keynes
Marketing Authorisation Number
Vm 01708/4492
Significant changes
Date of the first authorisation or date of renewal
29 August 2003
Date of revision of the text
22 April 2021
Any other information
Legal category
Legal category: POM-V
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