A live virus of tissue culture origin with penicillin and streptomycin as preservative. Package contains a vial of dried vaccine, a vial of rehydrating sterile diluent, and a scarifying applicator. Store in the dark at 2 to 7 C. Vaccinate each new lamb and kid crop because dried scabs retain infective virus resistant to heat and cold and can survive from year to year. Exposure to infection
can occur during shipping. Vaccinate range lambs at least 10 days before shipment to feed lots to prevent rapid spread of the disease after arrival. In outbreaks, vaccination of
infected animals tends to shorten the course of the disease.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION -
With notched handle of applicator, scarify at least 1 sq. inch of skin inside of flank
or other wool free area. Scratch enough to roughen skin but not deep enough to cause bleeding. Apply vaccine to scarified area by dipping brush into vaccine vial or by placing a drop of vaccine on area and brush vigorously. Reddening and slight swelling of administration site will be observed in a few days. The raised area will rupture and scab over representing a "take" or successful vaccination. Scabs will dry and fall off in about 3 weeks.