- Colombovac - Pigeon Vaccine (various sizes)
- Dosage and Administration
- Contra-indications, warnings, etc
COLOMBOVAC PMV - PIGEON VACCINE
Colombovac PMV Paramyxovirus Vaccine
Sizes Available: 100 dose (20ml) & 50 dose (10ml)
Colombovac is for the active immunisation of pigeons to reduce mortality and clinical signs due to infection with paramyxovirus serotype 1 infection.
The onset of protection occurs one month after inoculation, the duration of protection is 12 months.
Suspension for injection.
Inactivated Newcastle Disease Virus, strain La Sota. One dose induces a GMT-HI titre of at least 27.0 in chicks per 0.2 ml dose. Also contains 1 mg carbomer 934 P as adjuvant and 20 μg thiomersal as preservative.
1 x 50 doses (10 ml)
1 x 100 doses (20 ml)
Store and transport refrigerated (2°C to 8°C). Do not freeze. Protect from light.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Use entire contents of vial once opened.
Do not use after the expiry date stated on the label.
Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
These products, as well as being available from vets and pharmacists, can be supplied by a suitably qualified person (SQP) from a pharmacy registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and from premises approved by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD). Our SQP Mrs Diane Harris, number QE7160, is available for advice regarding worming schedules and procedures if required.
Within the current legislation it is our duty to determine the purchaser is a legitimate buyer and owner of an animal requiring treatment. Upon completion of purchasing these goods you will be asked some questions regarding the animal for compliance with the Veterinary Medicines Regulations, please be aware that we may contact you to confirm any details if necessary.
Always read the instructions before use.
Safety precautions may be necessary during administration, please consult the packaging and/or product literature.
One dose (0.2ml) per pigeon.
Administration: The vial has to be swirled several times before use.
The Colombovac vaccine has to be administered by subcutaneous injection dorsally in the neck region (in the direction of the back).
1. Racing pigeons – All birds in the loft should be given one vaccination annually not less than 14 days before the beginning of the racing season. Young birds may be vaccinated with Colombovac PMV from 3 weeks of age when a single injection will provide immunity for 1 year. Following vaccination avoid contact with birds from other lofts for at least 14 days.
2. Show pigeons – All birds on the premises should be given one vaccination annually not less than 14 days before the beginning of the show season. Young birds may be vaccinated with Colombovac PMV from 3 weeks of age when a single injection will provide immunity for 1 year. Following vaccination, avoid contact with birds from other sources for at least 14 days.
1. Racing pigeons - All adult birds in the loft should be given a single booster vaccination annually. Where the annual booster vaccination may interfere with the training or racing programme, it may be brought forward prior to the commencement of each racing season.
2. Show pigeons - All adult birds on the premises should be given a single booster vaccination annually.
COLOMBOVAC PMV VACCINE IS FOR ANIMAL TREATMENT ONLY
Do not use in unhealthy pigeons.
Do not vaccinate during the last 2 weeks prior to mating.
Do not use in birds in lay or within 4 weeks before the onset of the laying period.
Vaccination is safe in breeding birds provided they are vaccinated before the start of breeding.
No information is available on the safety and efficacy of this vaccine when used with any other veterinary medicinal product. 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.
Do not mix with any other vaccine or immunological product.
It is very common that vaccinated pigeons show an adverse reaction in the form of a small transient swelling at the site of injection.
An overdose may result in an increase of the degree of local reactions.
If you notice any serious effects or other effects not mentioned in this leaflet, please inform your veterinary surgeon.
Not for intramuscular injection: Intramuscular injection causes severe adverse reactions.
Maternally-derived antibody (MDA) can interfere with the development of active immunity. Where it is likely that recent field infection or vaccination of the parent flock has stimulated a high antibody titre and consequently a high level of MDA, the timing of the vaccination programme should be planned accordingly.
In cases of hypersensitivity reactions treat immediately with glucocorticoid intravenously or adrenaline intramuscularly.
The incubation period for pigeon paramyxovirosis may be a few days to several weeks. However, after infection with the wild virus, pigeons excrete the virus from the eye and in the droppings within 3-4 days. This means that infected birds can be a danger to others some days before their own symptoms appear. Excretion of wild virus from the infected bird continues for up to 6 weeks. This information is important since, in addition to direct bird to bird contact at competitions and shows, the disease can be spread by indirect means such as hands, overalls, caps, boots and contaminated objects such as baskets and trucks.
An owner should forbid visits to the loft by anyone in contact with unvaccinated pigeons and new birds (either purchased or lent for mating) should not be brought in unless vaccinated at least 14 days previously.
In case of accidental self-injection, seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the physician.