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Black Quarter Vaccine

Generic Name: 

Black Quarter vaccine inactivated I.P.

Description:

Black Quarter is a systemic infection of cattle caused by Clostridium chauboyi. It is characterized by emphysematous swelling of the muscles, especially the buttocks. The incubation period is 1-5 days. The beginning is sudden. The first symptom is lameness with or without fever. The swelling is small, hot, and painful at first. They can occur in the muscles of the shoulders, hips, chest, back and sides. Within hours, the swelling becomes widespread and creaking.

Common symptoms are complete anorexia, marked weakness, muscle tremors, congestion of mucous membranes, dyspnea, rapid heart rate, and high fever. Death occurs within 12-48 hours. When the swollen affected area is cut open, gas can be seen infiltrating the discolored serum. This creates the typical sweet and sour aroma. The muscles are emphysematous, dark or black, fragile, and have spongy features.

Composition:

This vaccine is a suspension of formalin-killed Clostridium chauvoei  -49 (IVRI Strain) adjuvanted with Aluminium hydroxide gel. Each dose contains 109 CFU of inactivated organisms of Clostridium chauvoei  -49.

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Pharmaceutical Form:

Aluminium Hydroxide Gel Adjuvanted

Dosage:

2mls per animal.

Method of Administration:

Administered through a subcutaneous route.

Presentation:

50 dose vial.

Vaccination Schedule:

Cattle should be vaccinated at least 15-20 days before the start of a seasonal outbreak. It takes about 14 days for animals to develop full immunity. Vaccination should be done annually.

Storage:

Store the vaccine at 2°-8°C.

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