What does Nobivac Rabies protect against?
For the active immunisation against rabies to reduce clinical signs and mortality.
What is the onset of immunity for Nobivac Rabies?
An adequate serological response (≥ 0.5 I.U.) has been demonstrated 2 to 3 weeks after vaccination.
What is the duration of immunity for Nobivac Rabies?
The duration of immunity for Nobivac Rabies is 3 years.
Can Nobivac Rabies be used in pregnancy?
Can be used during pregnancy in dogs. There are no laboratory data on use during pregnancy in other species, but on basis of field experience, such use is expected to be safe.
We do not hold specific data regarding use during lactation and therefore cannot recommend this use during this period.
What are the storage requirements for Nobivac Rabies?
Nobivac Rabies is required to be stored in a refrigerator between 2°C and 8°C.
Are there any breed specific contraindications for Nobivac Rabies?
There are no breed specific contraindications for Nobivac Rabies.
Can Nobivac Rabies be mixed with other Nobivac vaccines?
Safety and efficacy data are available which demonstrate that this vaccine can be mixed and administered with vaccines of the Nobivac range containing one or more of the following: live canine distemper, canine adenovirus, canine parvovirus and canine parainfluenza and inactivated canine leptospirosis antigens Leptospira serovars Canicola and Icterohaemorrhagiae or live feline viral rhinotracheitis virus, feline calicivirus and feline panleucopenia virus.
Note that we do not recommend physical mixing of Nobivac Rabies with both Nobivac leptospirosis, DHP, DHPPi, Pi vaccines in the same syringe- this 3 vaccine combination would constitute an off-label use for which there is not adequate data.
No information is available on the safety and efficacy of this vaccine when used with any other veterinary medicinal product except the products 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. This product should not be given for at least one month following the administration of hyperimmune serum or immunosuppressant drugs.
What is the vaccination protocol for Nobivac Rabies?
Primary vaccination age* 12 weeks or older
Booster vaccination every 3 years
Route of administration intramuscularly or subcutaneously
* Primary vaccination may be administered at an earlier age (minimum in dogs and cats of 4 weeks of age), but then a repeat vaccination must be given at the age of 12 weeks.
Health regulations and requirements in certain countries specify that dogs must be revaccinated annually against rabies.
What is the minimum age for Nobivac Rabies?
The Summary of Product Characteristics for Nobivac Rabies states that if the primary vaccination is administered at an earlier age, a repeat vaccination must be given at the age of 12 weeks.
For PETS Travel Scheme purposes the most recent Nobivac Rabies vaccine must also be given at a minimum of 12 weeks or older
Does Nobivac Rabies contain Thiomersal?
Thiomersal is a mercury-containing preservative which is sometimes used in the manufacture of vaccines. None of the small animal freeze-dried vaccines contain mercury. However, some vaccine products available as multi-dose vials in some parts of the world contain trace quantities of mercury as thiomersal or other similar compounds can be vital in ensuring that potentially dangerous bacterial and fungal pathogens do not readily contaminate such vials once broached.
Thiomersal is found in Nobivac Rabies, Nobivac Lepto2 and Nobivac L4. This preservative has not been associated causally with adverse events since its inclusion in human vaccinations in the 1930’s and the amount included in veterinary vaccines is kept to a minimum, in order to ensure bacterial and fungal growth does not occur.
There are no specific safety concerns in relation to the trace amounts of mercury that may be present in veterinary vaccines nor indeed in those that have been used for humans. In contrast, where they are used, they give considerable safety benefits in the day to day use of such products.
Further information is available from the SPC, Datasheet or package leaflet.
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Nobivac® Rabies contains inactivated Rabies virus strain Pasteur RIV. POM-V.
Nobivac® Lepto 2 contains inactivated Leptospira interrogans serogroup canicola (strain Ca-12-000) and icterohaemorrhagiae (strain 820K). POM-V.
Nobvac® L4 contains inactivated Leptospira strains: L. interrogans serogroup Canicola serovar Portland-vere (strain Ca-12-000), L. interrogans serogroup Icterohaemorrhagiae serovar Copenhageni (strain Ic-02-001), L. interrogans serogroup Australis serovar Bratislava (strain As-05-073) and L. kirschneri serogroup Grippotyphosa serovar Dadas (strain Gr-01-005). POM-V.
Nobivac® DHP contains canine distemper virus (strain Onderstepoort), canine adenovirus 2 (strain Manhattan LPV3) and canine parvovirus (strain 154). POM-V.
Nobivac® DHPPi contains live canine distemper virus (strain Onderstepoort), canine adenovirus type 2 (strain Manhattan LPV3), canine parvovirus (strain 154) and canine parainfluenza virus (strain Cornell). POM-V.
Nobivac® Pi contains live attenuated canine parainfluenza virus (strain Cornell). POM-V.
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