Aquavac Fnm Plus Emulsion For Injection For Fish
Revised: February 2011
SUMMARY OF PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
1. NAME OF THE VETERINARY MEDICINAL PRODUCT
AquaVac FNM Plus (Aquavac FNM in Spain and France)
Emulsion for Injection for Fish
2. QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION
Inactivated cells of Aeromonas salmonicida (strain MT004 and strain MT423) RPS601≥ 80% after vaccination
Montanide ISA 711 0.07 ml
RPS60= relative percentage of survival in vaccinates at 60% control mortality
For a full list of excipients, see section 6.1.
3. PHARMACEUTICAL FORM
Emulsion for injection.
4. CLINICAL PARTICULARS
4.1 Target species
4.2 Indications for use, specifying the target species
For the reduction of mortality due to furunculosis disease caused by Aeromonas salmonicida in Atlantic salmon of at least 25g.
Immunity develops progressively after vaccination, the rate being dependent upon water temperature. At 12ºC, a minimum of 28 days should be allowed between vaccination and anticipated exposure to infection. For general guidance, a period equivalent to 400 degree-days should be allowed for development of optimum immunity. Duration of immunity has been demonstrated under field conditions for at least 5 months after vaccination.
Do not vaccinate fish with AquaVac FNM Plus more than once.
4.4 Special warnings
Do not vaccinate fish at water temperatures below 1ºC.
4.5 Special precautions for use
Special precautions for use in animals
Do not vaccinate fish during the smoltification process.
Vaccinate only healthy fish.
The vaccine should be administered using a multi-dose injection applicator incorporating a mechanism to prevent flush-back. This applies equally to hand-held and automatic systems. Careful injection technique is important to minimise adverse reactions.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals
Warning to the user:this product contains oil (Montanide). Accidental injection/self injection may result in severe pain and swelling, particularly if injected into a joint of finger, and in rare cases could result in the loss of the affected finger if prompt medical attention is not given. If you are accidentally injected with this product, seek prompt medical advice even if only a very small amount is injected and take the package leaflet with you.
If pain persists for more than 12 hours after medical examination, seek medical advice again.
Information for the physician:this product contains oil (Montanide). Even if small amounts have been injected, accidental injection with this product can cause intense swelling, which may, for example, result in ischemic necrosis and even the loss of a digit. Expert, PROMPT, surgical attention is required and may necessitate early incision and irrigation of the injected area, especially where there is involvement of finger pulp or tendon.
4.6 Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)
Some inflammation in the body cavity is normal in the vicinity of the injection site and is part of the immune response. Side effects in the form of visceral adhesions occur in the majority of fish, but are minor in extent (Speilberg score not more than 3). Some melanisation may occur in up to 1/3 fish.
External signs such as scale loss and haemorrhage at the point of injection and more serious internal reactions are rarely present if injection technique is good.
Slightly increased levels of fin rot are sometimes observed following vaccination against furunculosis.
4.7 Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay
Do not use in fish intended as brood stock.
4.8 Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
No information is available on the safety and efficacy of this vaccine when used with any other veterinary medicinal product. 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.
4.9 Amounts to be administered and administration route
The product is administered by intraperitoneal injection. Fish, previously anaesthetised with an approved anaesthetic, are injected centrally in the abdomen, 1 – 2 fin lengths in front of the base of the pelvic fins. The needle should point forward at an angle of about 45°and in a 25g fish, penetrate to a depth of approximately 2 - 3 mm.
The vaccine should be administered at a dose of 0.1 ml per fish.
The minimum size of fish for vaccination is 25g.
Semi-automatic injectors with valves preventing flushback should be used, with a 6 mm, 22 gauge needle.
4.10 Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes), if necessary
No adverse observations have been noted as a result of administration of a double dose other than those mentioned in section 4.6.
4.11 Withdrawal period
Zero degree days
5. IMMUNOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
For the active immunisation of Atlantic salmon against furunculosis disease caused by Aeromonas salmonicida.
Pharmacotherapeutic group: Inactivated bacterial vaccine, Aeromonas.
ACT vet code: QI10AB01
6. PHARMACEUTICAL PARTICULARS
6.1 List of excipients
Formaldehyde, Sodium chloride solution.
Do not mix with any other veterinary medicinal product.
6.3 Shelf life
Shelf-life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 2 years.
Shelf-life after first opening the immediate packaging: 5 hours.
6.4. Special precautions for storage
Store and transport refrigerated (2°C to 8°C).
Do not freeze.
Protect from light.
6.5 Nature and composition of immediate packaging
The product is supplied in 500 ml (5000 dose) high-density polyethylene bottles with nitrile rubber stoppers and aluminium caps.
6.6 Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from the use of such products
Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from the use of such veterinary medicinal product should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
7. MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER
Intervet UK Ltd.
Bucks. MK7 7AJ
Intervet Ireland Ltd.
Magna Business Park
8. MARKETING AUTHORISATION NUMBERS
9. DATE OF RENEWAL OF THE AUTHORISATION
23 November 2010
10 DATE OF REVISION OF THE TEXT
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