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Contra-indications, warnings, etc
Vaccinate healthy fish only.
Vaccination should preferably be performed at water temperatures of 15°C or below.
Do not vaccinate at water temperatures below 3°C or above 18°C.
Avoid vaccination during smoltification.
The potential effect of vaccination on spawning function has not been investigated.
Vaccination of broodfish should only be done according to a benefit-risk assessment by the responsible veterinarian/fish health biologist.
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.
Adverse reactions
The frequency of adverse reactions observed after vaccination in laboratory studies and field trials:
Very common
Melanisation in the abdominal cavity
Mild visceral adhesions (Speilberg score 1-2)
Moderate visceral adhesions (Speilberg score 3)
Very rare
Serious visceral adhesions (Speilberg score ≥ 4)
The severity of adverse reactions may be influenced by different factors such as sanitation, vaccination technique, fish size at vaccination and water temperature during vaccination and in the first 6-12 weeks after vaccination. As a general precaution it is recommended to perform vaccination at water temperature of 15 °C or below.
Small fish and high water temperature may increase the severity of adverse reactions.
The frequency of adverse reactions is defined using the following convention:
- very common (more than 1 in 10 animals treated displaying adverse reaction(s))
- common (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 100 animals) treated
- uncommon (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 1,000 animals treated)
- rare (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 10,000 animals treated)
- very rare (less than 1 animal in 10,000 animals treated, including isolated reports)
Following administration of 0.1 ml of the vaccine (double dose) no other adverse reactions than those described above were seen.
Withdrawal period
Zero degree days.
Operator warnings
People with known hypersensitivity to fish vaccines should avoid contact with the veterinary medicinal product.
Protective equipment consisting of guarded needles should be used during manual vaccination.
Ensure that the method of fixation and handling of the fish minimises the risk of accidental self-injection. Repeated self-injections may aggravate the adverse effects or increase the risk of anaphylactic shock.
To the user: This veterinary medicinal product contains mineral oil. Accidental injection/self-injection may result in severe pain and swelling, particularly if injected into a joint or finger, and in rare cases could result in the loss of the affected finger if prompt medical attention is not given.
If you are accidentally injected with this veterinary medicinal product, seek prompt medical advice even if only a very small amount is injected and take the package leaflet with you. If pain persists for more than 12 hours after medical examination, seek medical advice again.
To the physician: This veterinary medicinal product contains mineral oil. Even if small amounts have been injected, accidental injection with this product can cause intense swelling which may, for example, result in ischaemic necrosis and even the loss of a digit. Expert, PROMPT, surgical attention is required and may necessitate early incision and irrigation of the injected area, especially where there is involvement of finger pulp or tendon.