Vaccine Storage

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy

The question is often asked. “I have 10 lambs to vaccinate and the 50 dose bottle I am using has a label that says destroy contents if not immediately used.” I have a way that this isn’t a problem. Simply add 5cc of aqueous pen to the bottle, store in the refrigerator and use till gone. Obviously I am referring to bacterins such as CDT, CD, Vibrio and others, not live products.

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Veterinary services, procedures, biologicals, and drugs mentioned in this publication represent the personal opinions and clinical observations of the contributing author. They are in no way intended to be interpreted as recommendations without the consent of the producer’s own practicing Veterinarian. We strongly urge that producers establish a patient-client-veterinarian relationship that allows extra-label use when there are no drugs approved for treatment or if approved drugs are not effective. This procedure allows veterinarians to go beyond label directions when “prudent use” is necessary. The limited availability of drugs and biologics in this country is a major factor in restricting the growth of the sheep industry and allowing producers to compete in the world market place.
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