SHEEP POX VACCINE (Romanian Strain), LIVE, I.P. :
FOR USE IN SHEEP
Sheep pox is amongst the most virulent of diseases in Sheep. It is highly contagious and spreads by direct contact. The virus is highly resistant. It gains entry by inhalation and direct contacts with infected animal.Young animals are more susceptible than adults. The incubation period is 2-7 days in fulminating form and 10-20 days in mild benign form.
The disease is recognised by fever which lasts for 1-2 days before eruptions appear on area of skin, which are not covered by wool/hair. The affected animals do not eat, have difficulty in breathing, stand separately from healthy animals with their heads down, may have salivation, lacrimation, bronchial coughs and diarrhoea. The disease course is of 3-6 weeks.
This vaccine contains, attenuated virus not less than 10TCID50 in freeze dried form. The vaccine confers solid protection against pox disease in sheep. The vaccine is available in 50 dose vial with vaccine diluent of 10ml.
The vaccine is reconstituted thoroughly in the chilled vaccine diluent provided. To inject 0.2 ml (per dose per animal) use 10 ml diluent. Inject vaccine subcutaneously in the ear flap skin or any other suitable location. Local pox lesion of 1.5 to 2.0 cm in diameter may develop in 6-8 days without generalization. Reconstituted vaccine should be kept cool and used within 2 hours of its reconstitution.
VACCINATION PROGRAMME :
All sheep and lambs above two months of age should be vaccinated atleast once a year. Lambs & Kids vaccinated at less than 6 months age should be revaccinated at 6 months of age to boost immunity.
- Vaccine should be used under the direction of Veterinary Doctor.
- Vaccine should be reconstituted in cold vaccine diluent after all the arrangements for starting of vaccination is complete.
- Vaccinate healthy animals only.
- Burn empty vials or dip in boiling water.
- Vaccine diluent can be stored at room temperature.
AVAILABILITY AND STORAGE :
Vaccine is available in 50 dose vial with vaccine diluent. The vaccine should be stored at 20-80C in refrigerator.