Gletvax 6

Presentation
A fluid vaccine with a precipitate with resuspends on shaking. Each 5 ml dose contains cell-free pilus antigens of E. coli, strains K88ab, K88ac, K99 and 987P (not less than 100 units of each): anaculture of Cl. perfringes Type B and purified toxoids of Types C and D (together contributing not less than 300 international units equivalent of beta toxoid and not less than 200 international units equivalent of epsilon toxoid); all absorbed on to the adjuvant, aluminium hydroxide gel. Thiomersal BP (0.01% w/v) is added as preservative.

Uses
To reduce mortality and clinical signs due to neonatal colibacillosis and enteritis.

Dosage & Administration
Dose
Sows and gilts 5 ml

Administration
By subcutaneous or intramuscular injection, preferably behind the ear. The bottle should be well shaken before the vaccine is withdrawn.
Dosage schedule: The initial course consists of two doses:-
Basic vaccination scheme: At service, or if necessary, at any time up to six weeks before farrowing.
Re-vaccination scheme: Two weeks before farrowing is expected.
Syringes and needles should be sterilised before use and injection should be made through an area of clean, dry skin, taking precautions against contamination.

Contra-indications
In most pigs, a slight moderate swelling (up to 6 cm) may be seen at the injection site after the vaccination. The swelling will decline and disappear but may last from 14 to 21 days in some pigs.

Syringes and needles should be sterilised before use and the injection should be made through an area of clean, dry skin, taking precautions against contamination.

No information is available on the safety and efficacy from the concurrent use of this vaccine with any other. It is therefore recommended that no other vaccines should be administered within 14 days before or after vaccination with the product.

Vaccinate only healthy animals.

Side-effects
As with all vaccines, occasional hypersensitivity reactions may occur.
Prompt subcutaneous administration of adrenalin may relieve the condition.

In case of accidental self-injection, seek medical advice immediately and show the package or insert or the label to the physician.

Withdrawal period
Zero days.

Use immediately.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
For animal treatment only.

Pharmaceutical Precautions
Store between +2°C and +8°C.
Protect from light.
Do not freeze.
Shake well before use.
Any unused product or waste material should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
Avoid the introduction of contamination during use.

Legal Category
POM(E)

Package Quantities
50 ml multidose polyethylene bottles.

Further Information
In any animal population there may be a small number of individuals that fail to respond fully to vaccination. Successful vaccination depends upon correct storage and administration of the vaccine together with the animal`s ability to respond. This can be influenced by such factors as genetic constitution, intercurrent infection, age, the presence of maternally-derived antibodies, nutritional status, concurrent drug therapy and stress.

VPA
10277/71/1

* Trade Mark

Description
Combined Porcine E. coli and Cl perfringens Type B, C and D Vaccines