Bovilis Bvd Suspension For Injection For Cattle
Revised: March 2013
SUMMARY OF PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
1. NAME OF THE VETERINARY MEDICINAL PRODUCT
Bovilis BVD (AT, BE, DK, EL, ES, FR, IR, IT, LU, NL, PL, PT, SI, SK, UK)
Bovilis BVD-MD (DE)
Suspension for Injection for Cattle
2. QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION
Per dose of 2 ml:
Inactivated antigen of cytopathogenic BVDV strain C-86,
containing 50 ELISA Units (EU) and inducing at least 4.6 log2VN units*
*Mean virus neutralizing titre obtained in the potency test
Aluminium 3+ (as Al-phosphate and Al-hydroxide): 6-9 mg
Methyl parahydroxybenzoate: 3 mg (preservative)
For the full list of excipients, see section 6.1
3. PHARMACEUTICAL FORM
Suspension for injection
Red to pink-coloured turbid suspension
4. CLINICAL PARTICULARS
4.1 Target species
Cattle (cows and heifers)
4.2 Indications for use, specifying the target species
For active immunisation of cows and heifers from eight months of age onwards to protect the foetus against transplacental infection with BVDV.
4.4 Special warnings for each target species
4.5 Special precaution for use
Special precautions for use in animals
Vaccinate only healthy animals.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals
In the case of accidental self-injection, seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the physician.
4.6 Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)
In very rare cases a slight swelling may be observed for 14 days at the site of injection. Also in very rare cases transient mild pyrexia may occur. In isolated cases, allergic reactions including anaphylactic shock may occur. In case of anaphylactical reactions, appropriate treatment such as with antihistamine, corticosteroid or adrenaline is recommended.
4.7 Use during pregnancy and lactation
Can be used during pregnancy.
4.8 Interaction with other vaccines and medicinal products when administered in combination with the product
Safety and efficacy data are available which demonstrate that for the 6-monthly re-vaccination -in cattle from 15 months of age onwards (i.e. those that have previously been vaccinated separately with Bovilis BVD and Bovilis IBR marker live) - this vaccine can be mixed and administered with Bovilis IBR marker live (in Member States where this veterinary medicinal product is authorised). The product literature of Bovilis IBR marker live should be consulted before administration of the mixed products. The adverse effects observed after administration of one dose or an overdose of the mixed vaccines are not different from those described for the vaccines administered separately.
No information is available on the safety and efficacy of this vaccine when used with any other veterinary medicinal product except the product 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.
4.9 Amounts to be administered and administration route
Before using the vaccine allow it to reach ambient temperature (15-25°C).
Shake well before use. Use sterile syringes and needles.
Intramuscular injection. 2 ml per animal.
All cattle can be vaccinated from an age of eight months onwards.
Foetal protection can be expected if the primary immunisation has been finalised 4 weeks before start of the gestation. Animals which are vaccinated later than 4 weeks before gestation or during the early gestation will not be protected against foetal infection.
Two vaccinations with an interval of 4 weeks. The second vaccination should be given not later then 4 weeks before the start of the gestation.
One vaccination 4 weeks before start of the next gestation.
Two vaccinations with an interval of 4 weeks. For use in cattle from eight months of age, all animals should be vaccinated.
One vaccination every 6 months.
For the 6-monthly revaccination, the vaccine may be used for reconstitution of Bovilis IBR marker live for use in cattle from 15 months of age (i.e. those that have previously been vaccinated separately with Bovilis BVD and Bovilis IBR marker live) and the following instructions should be used:
Bovilis IBR marker live Bovilis BVD
5 doses + 10 ml
10 doses + 20 ml
25 doses + 50 ml
50 doses + 100 ml
A single dose (2 ml) of Bovilis BVD mixed with Bovilis IBR marker live is given intramuscularly.
Visual appearance after reconstitution of Bovilis IBR marker live in Bovilis BVD:
As specified for Bovilis BVD alone.
4.10 Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes), if necessary
Reactions after a double dose are not different from those after the single dose.
4.11 Withdrawal period
5. IMMUNOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
Pharmacotherapeutic group:inactivated bovine viral diarrhea vaccine
Bovilis BVD is an adjuvanted aqueous inactivated viral vaccine for active immunisation of cows and heifers against transplacental infection with Bovine Viral Diarrhoea virus.
6. PHARMACEUTICAL PARTICULARS
6.1 List of excipients
Tissue culture medium
Hydrochloric acid solution or tromethamine solution
Water for injections
Do not mix with any other veterinary medicinal product, except with Bovilis IBR marker live (for 6-monthly revaccination only).
6.3 Shelf life
Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 18 months
Shelf life after first opening the immediate packaging: 10 hours
Shelf life after mixing with Bovilis IBR marker live: 3 hours (at room temperature)
6.4 Special precautions for storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 to 8°C). Do not freeze.
6.5 Nature and composition of immediate packaging
2 ml single dose or 10/20/50/100 or 250 ml multidose vial of glass, hydrolytical class Type I (Ph. Eur.) or polyethylene-terephthalate (PET) closed with a halogenobutyl rubber stopper and sealed with a coded aluminium cap.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
6.6 Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from the use of such produts
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
Intervet International BV
Intervet UK Ltd
8. MARKETING AUTHORISATION NUMBER
9. DATE OF FIRST AUTHORISATION/RENEWAL OF THE AUTHORISATION
Date:25 June 1999 / 26 November 2009
10. DATE OF REVISION OF THE TEXT
PROHIBITION OF SALE, SUPPLY AND/OR USE
The import, sale, supply and/or use of Bovilis BVD is or may be prohibited in certain Member States on the whole or part of their territory pursuant to national animal health policy. Any person intending to import, sell, supply and/or use Bovilis BVD must consult the relevant Member State's competent authority on the current vaccination policies prior to import, sale, supply and/or use.
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