Inactivated vaccine with complex adjuvant against contagious agalactia in sheep and goats
- Inactivated germs of Mycoplasma agalactiae, S/94 strain, with minimum concentration able to induce a minimum ≥ 2 log2 increase detectable by slow agglutination reaction in tubes (RSAL) or with minimum 5 EU* per dose.
* EU = ELISA units (optical density of sera for which S/P % ≥ 10)
- Immunomodulator agent (derived from culture of Staphylococcus aureus, Romvac 2004 strain)
Sheep and goats
It is intended for the immunization of clinically healthy sheep and goats, against contagious agalactia both in the infection-free and sick livestock. The onset of immunity takes place 21 days after booster. The immunity lasts 6 months after the last vaccination.
Do not vaccinate:
- Animals during the last part of pregnancy because of the vaccination stress
- Animals in progressing contagious agalactia
- Poorly maintained animals or those with nutritive-metabolic and/or parasitic diseases since immunization may be inappropriate.
Agalaxin Forte does not cause postvaccinal reactions. Low intensity transient local reactions may occur after administration (as a 0.5-1 cm lump which represents the vaccine deposit), which subside within 7-8 days. Rarely, in inappropriately disinfected animals, allergic reactions may occur which can be cured with antihistaminic medication.
DOSAGE FOR EACH SPECIES, ROUTE(S) AND METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION
The vaccine dose is 1 ml/animal, regardless of the size. Administer by subcutaneous route, behind the elbow or at the tail root. In order to avoid vaccination stress-related abortion, vaccinate during pregnancy months 3 and 4. Carry out booster vaccination 14-21 days after the first vaccination in primiparous animals which have not been vaccinated before as well as in the multiparous ones which have been vaccinated more than 6 months before. Vaccinate the multiparous animals which have been vaccinated less than 6 months before only once. Carry out the first vaccination in the second part of pregnancy (months 3-4), and booster 14-21 days after. If necessary and if the pregnancy did not allow, vaccination can be carried out according to the same schedule during lactation.
To avoid M. Agalactiae-induced diseases in lambs (arthritis) and males (orchitis, epididimitis), the same dose can be administered in these animals beginning at the age of 3 months.
ADVICE ON CORRECT ADMINISTRATION
Take the vaccine vials out of the refrigerator 2-3 hours before vaccination so that the product reaches the temperature of 15-25 °C. Shake vigorously the vaccine vial before administration and during vaccination to avoid adjuvant deposit. Use sterile/ single use syringes and/or needles. Shelf life after unsealing is 6 hours. Do not mix the vaccine with other medicinal products during administration.
Pregnant females should be carefully restrained.
Meat, milk = 0 days
Vials with 25, 50, 100 ml (doses).