Vaxxitek HVT IBD (live vHVT013-69 recombinant virus) – Summary of product characteristics - QI01AD15

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1.NAME OF THE VETERINARY MEDICINAL PRODUCT

Vaxxitek HVT+IBD Suspension and solvent for suspension for injection

2.QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION

Each dose of vaccine contains:

 

Active substance:

 

Live vHVT013-69 recombinant virus, at least.......................................................

3.6 to 5.0 log10 PFU*

Excipients....................................................................................................................................

qs 1 dose

Diluent:

 

Diluent.........................................................................................................................................

qs 1 dose

*Plaque forming unit

 

For the full list of excipients, see section 6.1.

 

3.

PHARMACEUTICAL FORM

 

Suspension and solvent for suspension for injection

4.CLINICAL PARTICULARS

4.1Target species

Day-old chickens and 18 days embryonated eggs.

4.2Indications for use, specifying the target species

For active immunisation of chickens:

To prevent mortality and to reduce clinical signs and lesions of Infectious Bursal disease. The onset of protection is from 2 weeks and the protection extends to 9 weeks.

To reduce mortality, clinical signs and lesions of Marek’s disease.

The onset of protection is from 4 days. A single vaccination is sufficient to provide protection during the risk period.

4.3Contraindications

Do not use in birds in lay and breeding birds.

4.4Special warnings

Vaccinate only healthy birds.

4.5 Special precautions for use

Special precautions for use in animals

Apply the usual aseptic precautions to all administration procedures.

As a live vaccine, the vaccine strain is excreted from vaccinated birds and may spread to turkeys. Safety and reversion to virulence trials have shown that the strain is safe for turkeys. However, precautionary measures have to be followed in order to avoid direct or indirect contact between vaccinated chickens and turkeys.

Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals

Wear protective gloves and spectacles during the ampoule thawing and opening operations.

Open ampoules holding them at arm’s length in order to prevent any risk of injury should an ampoule break.

4.6Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)

None known.

4.7Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay

Do not use in breeding birds and birds in lay.

4.8Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction

For subcutaneous route:

Safety and efficacy data are available which demonstrate that this vaccine can be mixed with Merial attenuated vaccines against Marek’s disease Rispens strain.

Safety and efficacy data are available which demonstrate that this vaccine can be administered on the same day but not mixed with Merial attenuated vaccines against Newcastle disease and Infectious bronchitis.

No information is available on the safety and efficacy of this vaccine when used with any other veterinary medicinal product except the products mentioned above. A decision to use this vaccine before or after any other veterinary medicinal product therefore needs to be made on a case by case basis.

For in ovo route:

In the absence of specific studies, no other veterinary medicinal product should be administered concurrently with the product.

4.9Amounts to be administered and administration route

Reconstitution of the vaccine

Wear protective gloves and spectacles during the ampoule thawing and opening operations.

Remove from the liquid nitrogen container only those ampoules which are to be used immediately.

Thaw the contents of the ampoules rapidly by agitation in water at 25°C-30°C. Proceed immediately to next step.

As soon as they are thawed, open ampoules holding them at arm’s length in order to prevent any risk of injury should an ampoule break.

Once the ampoule is opened, draw up the contents into a 5 ml sterile syringe.

Transfer the suspension into the diluent (Do not use if cloudy).

Draw up 2 ml of the contents of the diluent into the syringe.

Rinse the ampoule with these 2 ml and then transfer the rinsing liquid into the diluent. Repeat the rinsing operation once or twice.

Repeat the thawing, opening, transfer and rinsing operations for the appropriate number of ampoules to be reconstituted in the diluent; either 1 ampoule of 1,000 doses of vaccine per 200 ml of diluent (or 1 ampoule of 2,000 doses of vaccine per 400 ml of diluent) for subcutaneous administration, or 4 ampoules of 1,000 doses of vaccine per 200 ml of diluent (or 4 ampoules of 2,000 doses of vaccines per 400 ml of diluent) for in ovo administration.

The diluted vaccine prepared as described is mixed by gentle agitation so as to be ready for use. It should be used immediately after the preparation (all of the diluted vaccine should be used up within one hour). This is why the vaccine suspension should only be prepared as and when required.

Posology

One single injection of 0.2 ml per chicken at the age of one day, by subcutaneous route. One single injection of 0.05 ml per chicken egg at 18 days of embryonation, by in ovo route.

Method of administration

The vaccine must be administered by subcutaneous route or by in ovo route.

For in ovo administration, an automated egg injection machine can be used. The device should be proven to safely and effectively deliver the appropriate dose. The instructions for use of this device should be strictly followed.

4.10 Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes), if necessary

None known.

4.11 Withdrawal period(s)

Zero days.

5.IMMUNOLOGICAL PROPERTIES

ATCvet code QI01AD15

Live recombinant vaccine against Infectious Bursal Disease and Marek’s Disease.

The vaccine strain is a recombinant Herpesvirus of turkeys (HVT) expressing the protective antigen (VP2) of the Infectious Bursal Disease Virus (IBDV) strain Faragher 52/70.

The vaccine induces an active immunity and a serological response against Infectious Bursal Disease and Marek’s Disease in chickens.

6.PHARMACEUTICAL PARTICULARS

6.1List of excipients

Suspension:

Dimethyl sulfoxide

Dilution medium

Diluent:

Sucrose

Casein hydrolysate

Phenol red sodium salt

Salts

6.2Incompatibilities

Use sterile and antiseptic-free and/or disinfectant-free equipment for injections purposes.

Do not mix with any other veterinary medicinal product except those mentioned in section 4.8 and the diluent supplied for use with the product.

6.3Shelf life

Shelf life of the non-reconstituted vaccine: 36 months at –196°C

Shelf life of the reconstituted vaccine: up to 2 hours at a temperature below 25°C.

Shelf life of the diluent in polypropylene bottles: 12 months at a temperature below 30°C. Shelf life of the diluent in polyvinylchloride bags: 36 months at a temperature below 30°C.

6.4Special precautions for storage

Store the vaccine in liquid nitrogen.

Store the reconstituted vaccine at a temperature below 25°C.

Store the diluent below 30°C. Do not freeze. Protect from light.

6.5Nature and composition of immediate packaging

-(glass) ampoule of 1,000 doses of vaccine, 5-ampoule carrier.

-(glass) ampoule of 2,000 doses of vaccine, 4-ampoule carrier.

Ampoule carriers are stored in canister, and in liquid nitrogen containers.

-(polypropylene) bottle of 200ml of diluent

-(polyvinylchloride) bag of 200ml, 400ml, 600ml, 800ml, 1000ml, 1200ml, 1400ml, 1600ml, 1800ml or 2400ml of diluent.

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

6.6Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from the use of such products

Discard any ampoules that have been accidentally thawed. Do not re-freeze under any circumstances. Do not re-use opened containers of diluted vaccine.

Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.

7.MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER

MERIAL

29 Avenue Tony Garnier

69007 LYON, FRANCE

8.MARKETING AUTHORISATION NUMBER(S)

EU/2/02/032/001-002

9.DATE OF FIRST AUTHORISATION/RENEWAL OF THE AUTHORISATION

Date of first authorisation: 09/08/2002

Date of last renewal: 06/07/2012

10.DATE OF REVISION OF THE TEXT

Detailed information on this veterinary medicinal product is available on the website of the European Medicines Agency http://www.ema.europa.eu/.

PROHIBITION OF SALE, SUPPLY AND/OR USE

Not applicable.

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