Veterinary biological products are antigen and antibody products, produced by laboratory techniques, that use microorganisms such as bacteria or viruses. Vaccine products contain high numbers of modified (live) or inactivated (killed) organisms or subunits (por tions) or inactivated toxins (waste products) of organisms known to cause a particular disease. These products deliver antigens that stimulate the body’s immune response through the production of antibodies. Antibodies also are found in biological products such as antisera, antitoxins, colostral antibodies and monoclonal antibodies. Biological products can be administered to cattle before exposure to disease to provide protection and after exposure to disease to reduce spread of infection. A vaccine containing inactivated toxins is called a toxoid. A toxoid is not a killed vaccine or a modified live vaccine.
For the active immunisation of cattle and sheep against anthrax, botulism and blackleg The active component, when injected into a healthy, susceptible animal stimulates the immune response against these diseases. Immunity is established within 3-4 weeks after inoculation, and lasts for at least one year
Contains toxoids obtained from cultures in a liquid medium of suitable strains of Clostridium botulinum types C 1 + 2 and type D, and anacultures of Clostridium chauvoei inactivated in such a manner that immunogenic activity is retained. Suspension of living spores of an uncapsulated avirulent strain (Sterne 34F2) of Bacillus anthracis.
Mode of action
The active component, when injected into a healthy, susceptible animal stimulates the immune response against these diseases. Immunity is established within 3 to 4 weeks after inoculation and lasts for at least 1 year.
Recommendations for cattle:
Calves should first be vaccinated at 6 months of age. A booster inoculation with Duovax (G2328) should be administered 4 to 6 weeks post initial vaccination. A single annual booster with Supavax® is recommended thereafter. For adult animals that have never been immunised before, vaccinate first with Supavax® and boost 4 to 6 weeks later with Duovax (G2328). A single annual booster with Supavax® is recommended thereafter.
- Withdrawal period: do not slaughter animals for human consumption within 2 weeks of vaccination.
- Usually no marked reaction follows vaccination although a transient swelling may appear at the site of inoculation.
- Some animals may show a moderate rise in temperature for 1 or 2 days.
- As usual with all vaccines, absolute immunity cannot be guaranteed in all animals. Therefore, it is advisable to consult a veterinarian regarding additional control measures, instead of relying on the vaccine alone.
- As with all vaccines, occasional hypersensitivity reactions may occur. In such cases, appropriate treatment such as adrenaline and/or antihistamines should be administered without delay.
- Dispose of any unused vaccine as well as all empty vaccine containers and vaccination equipment as per local waste disposal regulations.
- KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN, UNINFORMED PERSONS AND ANIMALS.
- Although this vaccine has been extensively tested under a large variety of conditions, failure thereof may ensue as a result of a wide range of reasons. f this is suspected, seek veterinary advice and notify the registration holder.
Prices of Supavax Vaccine For Cattle
$ 16.99 – $57.16