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Clinical particulars
Target Species
Cattle
Indications for use
For active immunisation of cattle to reduce clinical signs of ringworm caused by Trichophyton verrucosum. (prophylactic dose) and to shorten the recovery time of infected cattle showing clinical signs of ringworm (therapeutic dose).
Onset of immunity has been demonstrated at 3 weeks after completion of the recommended course.
The duration of protection has not been determined but experience of use in the field suggests that after the recommended course has been completed cattle continue to be protected without re-vaccination.
Contraindications
Do not vaccinate cattle already infected with or in the incubation of an infection with Trichophyton verrucosum with the prophylactic dose. In such cases, animals show signs of the disease which could be severe.
Special warnings for each target species
None.
Special precautions for use
Occasional hypersensitivity reactions may occur. In such cases appropriate treatment with e.g. adrenaline should be given without delay.
Use fresh sterilised equipment for each injection.
Operator warnings
Immuno-suppressed individuals should not use the product.
In case of accidental self-injection, seek medical advice and show the package insert or label to the physician.
Adverse Reactions
Three to eight days after vaccination a local reaction characterised by local swellings, hairless places or crust forming – up to 2 cm diameter - , which, however, decrease after 3 weeks, may occur at the injection site.
Use during pregnancy or lactation
Can be used during pregnancy.
Interactions
No information is available on the safety and efficacy of this vaccine with any other veterinary medicinal product. A decision to use this vaccine before or after any other veterinary medicinal product is therefore on a case by case basis.
Amounts to be administered and administration route
Dosage:
Prophylaxis: Therapy:
Calves from 2 weeks to 4 months: 2 ml Calves from 2 weeks to 4 months: 4 ml
Older cattle: 4 ml Older cattle: 8 ml
Administration
Administration is by intramuscular injection preferably in the neck.
Do not use chemicals, e.g. alcohol, for sterilisation.
The required dose is prepared by reconstituting the vaccine with the accompanying solvent.
Reconstitution of the 20-dose presentation: reconstitute the vaccine immediately before use by transferring about 5 ml of diluent to the vaccine vial using a sterile needle and syringe. Agitate the vial to ensure that the lyophilisate is fully dissolved and syringe the entire contents into the diluent vial to mix with the remaining diluent.
Initially the whole herd should be vaccinated with a course of 2 vaccinations, 10-14 days apart. Subsequently, for closed herds only young calves require revaccination at around 2 weeks of age, followed by a second injection 10-14 days later. New animals introduced into the herd should receive a full vaccination course at the appropriate dosage. No subsequent doses are required.
Overdose
Only local reactions and slight temperature rise were observed after vaccination with 10 times the normal dose.
Withdrawal periods
Zero days.