Anthrax

ANTHRAX VACCINE

DESCRIPTION
It is a freeze – dried live bacterial vaccine produced using 34 F2, strain of Bacillus anthracis
saponin adjuvated. Spores freeze – dried with saponin and 4% skimmed milk as a stabilizer.
Each field dose contains 10 7 viable spores.
PRESENTATION
The vaccine is available in 5ml or 20 ml vials of 100 doses.
STORAGE
Store vaccines in a refrigerator at +4 ºC to -20 ºC
RECONSTITUTION
Reconstitute in 100 ml of sterile Saline water.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Vaccinations should be carried out every year before the anthrax out break season. Animals
should be above 3 months old.
Cattle – inject 1 ml subcutaneously in the loose skin of the neck.
Sheep and Goats – inject 0.5 ml subcutaneously in the loose skin of the neck or inner face of
thigh. The latter is preferable for goats.
Horse – Inject 1 ml subcutaneously at the neck.
POST – VACCINATION REACTION
Benign reaction, usually in the form of swelling at the injection site. It normally disappears in
2-3 days.
PRECAUTIONS
Vaccinate healthy animals only.
Subcutaneous injections only, no intramuscular injections.
The vaccine is not recommended for use in pregnant animals, nor in animals destined for
slaughter with in 2 weeks of vaccination.
Antibiotics should not be given for at least 10 days before and after vaccination
IMMUNITY
Develops in 10 days and lasts for one year
WARNING – FOR VETERINARY USE ONLY