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Live Attenuated Sheep and Goat Pox Virus Vaccine

Generic Name: 

Live Attenuated Sheep and Goat Pox Virus Vaccine

Description:

Sheeppox and goatpox are viral diseases of sheep and goats characterized by fever, generalized papules or nodules, vesicles (rarely), internal lesions (especially pulmonary), and mortality. Both diseases are caused by capripoxvirus strains that infect all sheep and goats.

Composition:

This vaccine is a freeze-dried live attenuated Sheep and goat pox viral vaccine prepared from the 0240 Kenya sheep and goat pox strain of the capripox virus. The diluent is used to rehydrate the freeze-dried component.

Indication:

For the active immunization of healthy sheep and goats against sheep pox and goat pox.

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Pharmaceutical Form:

Freeze-dried

Method of Administration:

Administered through a subcutaneous route.

Dosage:

1ml dose is administered per animal.

Presentation:

50-, 100-, and 150-dose vials packed together with the corresponding diluent.

Vaccination schedule:

Goats and sheep over 5 weeks of age only should be vaccinated, however in the time of an outbreak, animals as young as 3 weeks old may also be vaccinated. Annual revaccination is also recommended.

Contradictions:

Sheeppox and goatpox are viral diseases of sheep and goats characterized by fever, generalized papules or nodules, vesicles (rarely), internal lesions (especially pulmonary), and mortality. Both diseases are caused by capripoxvirus strains that infect all sheep and goats.

 

Storage:

Store at -20°C. (Freezer). Under these conditions, the shelf life is 2 years. If stored at between +2°C and +8°C (refrigerator) the shelf life is one month.

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