Flu Avert® I.N. Vaccine
Equine Influenza Vaccine
Read and follow the product regarding vaccine dosage and ensure that boosters are given at recommended intervals.
Improper handling of the vaccine or inappropriate injection techniques can lead to infections (abscesses) or ineffective protection against illness..
Common areas for intramuscular (IM) vaccine injections include the base of the neck and the hamstrings as they are both large muscles. The base of the neck provides a relatively safe location for the handler and is located in a triangle formed by the crest, the neck vertebrae, and the point of the shoulder. The hamstring locations should only be used by experienced handlers as there are increased safety risks. The top of the rump is not a recommended site because abscesses in this location are difficult to treat.
If you are unsure how your horse will react to an injection, request assistance or demonstration by your veterinarian.
STORAGE AND WARNINGS:
This vaccine should be stored in the refrigerator and protected from freezing.
Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and other pets.
Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product.
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS:
- All vaccines have the potential to cause an immediate allergic or anaphylactic reaction. Affected animals may have a swelling, hives, changes in respiration, and display signs of agitation. This can be a severe and life threatening reaction, immediate treatment with epinephrine is often required.
- The injectable vaccine may cause a local injection site reaction including minor swelling, pain, and redness. These usually resolve without treatment.
- The intranasal vaccine can cause a mild amount of nasal discharge. These signs typically resolve without treatment.
CAN THIS DRUG BE GIVEN WITH OTHER DRUGS?
- Do not mix different medications in the same syringe, always give two separate injections if required.
- If your horse experiences any unusual reactions when taking multiple medications, contact your veterinarian.
Contact your veterinarian immediately if you have accidentally injected more than the prescribed amount.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
Ensure that the timing of this vaccine in pregnant mares is optimal for antibodies to be concentrated in colostrum to provide foals with protection.
Notify your veterinarian if your animal experiences any adverse reactions to this vaccine.
Do not inject intranasal products into the muscle or under the skin.
As with all prescribed vaccines, the Equine Influenza Vaccine should only be given to the horse for which it was prescribed and all vaccinations should be properly documented for that individual.
Do not vaccinate food producing animals within 21 days of slaughter.
This is just a summary of information about the Equine Influenza Vaccine. If you have any questions or concerns about the vaccine or the disease it prevents, please contact your veterinarian.
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