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Nobivac Canine Influenza H3N8 Vaccine (Merck) is made from inactivated virus(killed virus) intended as an aid in the control of disease associated with canine virus infection(exp. date 07-15-17)
Do not vaccinate pregnant bitches.
''Nobivac Canine Flu H3N8 is commonly recommended by veterinarians for at-risk social dogs, such as those regularly receiving Bordetella vaccination, because they are frequently in contact with other dogs'' Shell said.
CIV is a highly contagious respiratory disease in dogs caused by an influenza A virus, H3N8.
"In general, any dog that is in a closed room with other dogs for at least six hours or more can be considered at risk, particularly those that are boarded frequently, go to dog shows, dog day care and training classes, or are in shelters," said Dr. Ronald D. Schultz, professor and chair of Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
"Other dogs that may be at risk include those in rescue groups and those that travel with families, particularly to endemic areas, are housed in breeder facilities or belong to animal healthcare personnel," continued Crawford. Sold only in trays of 25 single doses, Syringes and needles not included.
Administration: May be given to dogs six weeks of age or older by subcutaneous injection in two doses, 2 to 4 weeks apart, and then annually thereafter.Note: No Rx needed - This vaccine is not any Rx product
Nobivac Canine Flu H3N8 Vaccine has been shown to significantly reduce the signs, severity and spread of CIV infection, while also lowering the rate and severity of lung lesions.
In the Spring of 2010, the USDA gave full approval to this vaccine which confirms the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, where field experience data shows it is well-tolerated and has adverse effects comparable to those seen for other canine vaccines.
According to Steve Shell, Companion Animal Business Unit Head of Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, makers of the vaccine, more than 9,000 small animal practices nationwide have this vaccine in their clinics.
Cases of canine influenza have been identified in 33 states and the District of Columbia. During 2009-2010, outbreaks occurred in shelters, kennels, dog day-care centers, veterinary clinics and other facilities.
The cost of treating CIV and the potential for serious secondary infection, led the American Veterinary Medical Association to call for the development of this great new vaccine.
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