What does Bovilis BVD provide protection against?
For active immunisation of cows and heifers from eight months of age onwards to protect the foetus against transplacental infection with bovine viral diarrhoea virus.
Can Bovilis BVD be administered on the same day as Bovilis® IBR Marker Live?
Safety and efficacy data are available which demonstrate that for the intramuscular revaccination – in cattle from 15 months of age onwards (i.e. those that have previously had separate primary courses of Bovilis IBR Marker Live and Bovilis BVD) - this vaccine can be mixed and administered with Bovilis BVD. The product literature of Bovilis BVD 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.
Can Bovilis BVD be given on same day as Bovilis® Leptavoid-H?
As per the datasheet for Bovilis Leptavoid-H, it states “Safety and efficacy data are available which demonstrate that this vaccine can be administered to animals of 8 months of age or older on the same day, with Bovilis BVD vaccine. The two vaccines should be administered at separate sites. For the concurrent use of Bovilis Leptavoid-H and Bovilis BVD vaccines in naïve animals, the primary vaccination course must be completed at least 4 weeks before the expected gestation, in order that foetal protection can be established. 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.”
What is the onset of immunity for Bovilis BVD?
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.
Can Bovilis BVD be used during pregnancy?
Bovilis BVD is licensed to be given in pregnancy.
What are the storage requirements for Bovilis BVD?
Bovilis BVD requires storage in a refrigerator between 2 °C and 8 °C. Do not freeze.
What is the vaccination protocol for Bovilis BVD?
Intramuscular injection. 2 ml per animal.
Basic immunisation: Two vaccinations with an interval of 4 weeks. For use in cattle from eight months of age, all animals should be vaccinated.
Revaccination: One vaccination 6 months after basic vaccination with next re-vaccinations at an interval no greater than 12 months.
Basic immunisation: Two vaccinations with an interval of 4 weeks. The second vaccination should be given not later than 4 weeks before the start of the gestation.
Revaccination: One vaccination 4 weeks before start of the next gestation.
What is the minimum age Bovilis BVD can be used from?
All cattle can be vaccinated with Bovilis BVD from an age of eight months onwards.
What is the shelf life of Bovilis BVD once open?
Shelf life after first opening the immediate packaging: 10 hours.
Shelf life after mixing with Bovilis IBR Marker Live: 3 hours (at room temperature).
What is the withdrawal period after Bovilis BVD?
The withdrawal period is zero days.
Further information is available from the SPC, Datasheet or package leaflet.
If you are not the prescribing veterinary surgeon, advice should be sought from the medicine prescriber.
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Date of preparation: December 2023
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Bovilis® BVD Suspension for Injection for Cattle, contains inactivated cytopathogenic Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) virus, POM-V
Bovilis® IBR Marker Live, Lyophilisate and Solvent for Suspension for Cattle, contains live Bovine Herpesvirus, POM-V
Bovilis Leptavoid®-H Suspension for Injection for Cattle contains inactivated Leptospira interrogans serovar Hardjo vaccine antigens, POM-VPS
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Advice should be sought from the medicine prescriber.
Use Medicines Responsibly.