RABIES VETERINARY VACCINE, I.P.
Inactivated (Cell Culture)
(Pre Exposure and Post Bite Use)
Rabies is a fatal neurological disease of canines specially dogs, wolves, jackals, mongoose, etc. It is caused by Rabies virus.
The incubation period varies from a few days to several months (usually 5-40 days) depending on the amount of virus injected during bite and nearness to brain & major nerve trunks etc. The disease takes the toll of its prey in almost 100% cases usually within 5-10 days of appearance of clinical symptoms. Rabies is transmitted by bites of rabid dogs and other canines to all domesticated animals which in most cases results in deaths if not treated.
The animals affected with Rabies-called rabid animals become either very violent or dumb. They get excited at slight disturbance & bite wooden, stony objects and any animal including man.
Rabies Vet™ has been prepared by inactivating Rabies virus (Pitman Moore strain) grown in VERO cell culture, with ß-propiolactone. It is available in liquid form adjuvanted with aluminium hydroxide gel. It meets Standards for rabies vaccine as per Indian Pharmacopoeia and W.H.O
The manufacturing facilities meet the requirements of cGMP guidelines of revised schedule `M’ of Government of India.
VACCINATION SCHEDULE :
One ml dose of vaccine is recommended as an aid in preventing rabies in animals e.g. Dogs, Cattle, and Sheep & Goat above 3 months age, regardless of species, age and size of animals. Booster injection is indicated 1-3 years after primary immunization as long as exposed animals remains at risk. Annual booster dose is recommended in endemic areas.
PROPHYLACTIC/PRE EXPOSURE USE
—Single dose for animals of 3 months of age and above. In case vaccine is given at 3 months
age then boosters vaccination after 4 weeks is recommended in endemic areas.
POST-BITE THERAPY/POST EXPOSURE USE
—Five doses to be given regularly at days 0, 3, 7, 14 and 28. Sixth dose at day 90 is optional ('0' day being the day of first injection after the bite/exposure of animal).
Shake well before use. Administer by intramuscular route.
1 ml, 5 ml & 10 ml vials.
Store protected from light in a refrigerator (+20C to +8oC). Do not freeze.