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Live Vaccines

LAYERMUNE® SE is an inactivated bacterial vaccine (bacterin) that contains multiple selected strains of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) to aid in the prevention of SE infection of internal organs and colonization of the intestinal tract. There is no risk of infection or spread of live salmonella organisms since the salmonella strains in LAYERMUNE SE are fully inactivated (killed).

LAYERMUNE SE is indicated for the use in breeding and laying chickens at least 12 weeks of age to aid in the control of disease caused by SE. LAYERMUNE SE aids in the reduction of colonization of the internal organs, including the reproductive tract, by SE strains that infect the ovary and consequently contaminate the egg contents. In addition, LAYERMUNE SE aids in the reduction of salmonella colonization of the intestinal tract thereby reducing the risk of SE shed in the environment and egg shell contamination. Vaccination of breeder chickens will reduce the salmonella exposure of chicks in the hatchery. LAYERMUNE SE has a proven efficacy against all SE phage types including the highly invasive phage type 4.

Two injections four to six weeks apart and prior to the onset of lay will provide maximum protection. Revaccination just prior to molt is recommended.

Vaccination of breeder pullets should be in accordance with provisions established by the U.S. National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) or as prescribed by the country’s appropriate regulatory agency to prevent interference with pullorum - typhoid testing. The NPIP provides for vaccination of breeders as follows:

LAYERMUNE SE may be used in multiplier breeding flocks that are negative for Salmonella Enteritidis as determined by bacteriological examination. A sample of 350 birds designated as sentinels and banded for identification are not vaccinated until the flock has been pullorum - typhoid tested when the flock reaches at least 4 months of age. The sentinels may be vaccinated following negative test results.

LAYERMUNE SE is administered to chickens by the subcutaneous route using a 1/4 to 1/2 inch needle. The dose is 0.25 ml (1/4 cc) per bird. The preferred injection site is under the skin on the back of the neck at a point midway between the head and the body and in a direction away from the head. Inject the bacterin just under the skin avoiding muscle and bone. Do not vaccinate near the head or in a direction toward the head. Do not inject into muscle or neck vertebrae. Refer to the product label for specific use, directions and precautions.

Store this bacterin between 35 - 45°F (2 -7°C). Do not freeze. Vaccinate only healthy chickens. Do not vaccinate within 42 days before slaughter. Avoid injection of this vaccine into a human. Should accidental injection of a human occur, seek medical attention immediately since a serious localized reaction may result.

Catalog No. 225 10 X 2,000 dose bottles/box

2,000 Doses in each 500 ml bottle 20 X 2,000 dose bottles/box

Dosage: 0.25 ml 25 X 2,000 dose bottles/box

Product indications, usage instructions & withdrawal periods may vary by Country.
Always follow label instructions and consult your veteriarian or poultry health adviser.

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