Pestigard BVDV Vaccine for Cattle 250ml
Pestigard® is the first vaccine for the prevention of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV), otherwise known as Bovine Pestivirus in cattle in Australia.
- BVDV is a widespread disease throughout Australian cattle herds causing significant productivity loss by affecting the reproductive performance of the herd or increasing susceptibility to other common diseases.
- The introduction of a Pestigard® vaccination program will reduce reproductive loss caused by BVDV. Pestigard® will also stimulate active immunity against BVDV which will assist in the reduction of losses associated with the Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) complex and other clinical diseases where BVDV is implicated.
- A Pestigard® vaccination program can be conveniently integrated into existing management practices.
- Dose rate 2mL
- Pack Size 100mL - 50 doses
- Pack Size 250mL - 125 doses
Dosage and Administration
- The recommended dose for cattle of all ages is 2mL.
- Two doses of Pestigard® should be administered 4-6 weeks apart with annual boosters thereafter.
- The first dose of Pestigard® may be given up to 6 months before the second dose to suit management practices.
- Immunity does not develop until at least 14 days after the second dose.
- Safe for pregnant cows.
- This product can be stored and used for up to 30 days after first opening. On each subsequent reuse, swab the opening with a suitable disinfectant (for example, methylated spirits) both before and after using. A sterile needle must be used each time product is removed. Store unused material upright, at 2oC to 8oC (refrigerated) and in the original cardboard packaging to protect from light.
- Store at 2°C to 8°C (Refrigerate. Do Not Freeze)
- It is important that the vaccine is kept properly mixed before and during use.
- For subcutaneous use only.
Caution: Avoid Carcass Damage
1. Sterilise all injection equipment by boiling in water for 10 minutes before use. Avoid use of strong disinfectants.
2. Maintain cleanliness at all times during vaccination. Great care must be taken to avoid contamination of the vaccine, needle and internal parts of the syringe by contact with unsterile surfaces or unwashed hands.
3. Keep needles sharp and clean. Replace frequently.
4. Use the shortest possible needle, not exceeding 15mm in length.
5. As far as possible avoid injection of the animals during wet weather or under dusty conditions.
6. This product must be injected only under the skin. (subcutaneously).
7. Inject high on the neck behind the ear, i.e. under the skin on the side of the neck (just behind and below the base of the ear). Do not inject at any other site.