INACTIVATED IBD, ND IB EDS

Infectious Bursal Disease, Newcastle Disease, Avian Infectious Bronchitis & Egg Drop Syndrome ’76 (Adenovirus) Vaccine, Inactivated, Standard Type 1, LaSota, Massachusetts & Adenovirus 76 strains

For Breeder Hens

Indications
This vaccine has been developed for use in breeder hens and replacement pullets to give broad protection against Newcastle disease, Infectious Bronchitis and Egg Drop Syndrome and to provide maternal antibodies for the early protection of their progeny against Type 1 Infectious Bursal disease (Gumboro disease), standard strain. When injected, the vaccine produces a high level of circulating antibody (humoral immunity), which is maintained throughout the production cycle. This provides high levels of parental immunity in the progeny. This is the only way to provide protection to the chicks during the critical first few days of life. Early infection with IBD (Gumboro disease) causes permanent damage to the immune system and leaves the flock susceptible to many other diseases. A single vaccination given at least 4 weeks prior to the onset of egg production, produces high levels of immunity to protect the flock throughout the laying period, especially in areas having incidence of EDS outbreaks.

Description
It is produced with a high tittering strain of Newcastle disease, Avian Infectious Bronchitis virus and EDS 76 virus. This is the most serious and common strain of Bronchitis virus that infect chicken flocks. It also contains one IBD strain: the standard Type 1 strain. By using virus concentration, large amounts of all antigens are provided in a 1/2 ml dose. When injected, the oil emulsion controls the absorption of the virus and greatly enhances the development of high levels of immunity. The product meets rigid 'Quality Control' standards of Purity, Safety and Potency as per individual monographs of viral vaccines of B.P. (Vet).

Composition
Each dose contains not less than a pre-inactivation titer of 1 x 109 EID50 Newcastle disease virus, 1 x 106.2 TCID50 Infectious Bursal disease virus, 1x106.9 EID50 of Avian Infectious Bronchitis virus and 2000 hemagglutinating units of inactivated adenovirus.

Advantages
It provides a broader range of Bronchitis protection than other commercial vaccines. This killed virus vaccine in oil emulsion provides more consistent high titers throughout the production period than the live virus vaccines. The IB and ND viruses are contagious and can recycle within the flock. This can cause loss of egg production without symptoms. This vaccine protects the reproductive system against homologous strains and prevents such egg losses. The vaccine is completely safe because it contains no living virus. It can be safely administered at any age. It cannot spread from vaccinated to susceptible flocks or be transmitted from the dams to the progeny. It provides high and persistent levels of antibody in the dams to provide parental immunity to the progeny.

Dosage & Administration
Birds should be "primed" with live virus Newcastle-Bronchitis vaccine and IBD intermediate strain at least 4 to 6 week prior to use of this vaccine. Vaccinate with this vaccine between 16 and 20 weeks of age. If birds are held for a second year, revaccinate during molt. Dosage is 1/2 ml (0.5 ml) per bird. Vaccine should be brought to room temperature before use. Inject subcutaneously in the lower neck region using aseptic technique. Inject all birds in the flock.

Warning: Do not vaccinate within 42 days before slaughter.

Caution
The capability of this vaccine to produce satisfactory results depends upon many factors, including - but not limited to - conditions of storage and handling by the user, administration of the vaccine, health and responsiveness of individual chickens, and degree of field exposure. Therefore, directions for use should be followed carefully.

Precautions
  • Do not use chemical disinfectants for sterilization
  • Remove the vaccine from refrigerator at least 1 day before vaccination for better results
  • Use entire contents
  • Shake well before and during use
  • Vaccinate only healthy birds
  • Use entire contents of bottle when first opened
  • For veterinary use only

Packaging & Storage
This vaccine is available in 500 ml polypropylene bottles. Each contains 1000 doses of vaccine, packed 18 bottles per case.
Store between 2°C and 8°C. Do not freeze. Protect from light.