How to breed and apply rabbivac V vaccine for rabbits
Breeding rabbits is a very popular activity, as their meat is dietary and very tasty, and skins are highly valued for the production of fur products. But these animals are susceptible to many diseases, including those that lead to death. Regular vaccination against hemorrhagic disease will protect pets from a dangerous virus.
Chemical composition and form of release
One serving of Rabbivac V vaccine (1 mg) includes:
- treated hemorrhagic virus strain - at least 0.7 log2 GAE (hemagglutinating units);
- adjuvant - 3% aluminum oxide (helps the development of immunity);
- preservative - 0.8% formalin (formaldehyde solution in water).
This drug comes in the form of glass bottles that contain a different number of doses, their number is indicated on the label. The most popular option is a 10-dose vial. The substance itself has the appearance of a dry and loose mass of pale brown.
Important! If the rabbit died from a hemorrhagic disease, the meat must be disposed of and not eaten, even if you immediately butchered its carcass.
Indications for use
The drug is used only for the prevention of disease in animals living in areas where there is an increased likelihood of catching this infection. It does not contribute to recovery, it is used only as a prophylactic.
Since the drug is made on the basis of the virus in an inactive state, after vaccination in rabbits, antibodies are formed within 6–10 days to protect against this infection and immunity stability is improved. Increased resistance to immunity to this virus lasts up to 1 year.The effectiveness of the product is not 100%, but after using it, the probability of infection of the animal is not more than 3%. These statistics suggest that the money spent will fully justify itself.
Did you know? In captivity, rabbits have a lifespan of 10-12 years, while in the wild they live only about two to three.
Dosage and instructions for use
The drug is supplied as a dry mixture, which must be diluted with distilled water in a 1: 1 ratio before use. The resulting substance must be shaken until a homogeneous substance is obtained.
Vaccination is carried out by injection into the muscle of the back of the thigh; subcutaneous administration is also allowed, provided that all sanitary standards are observed to prevent the introduction of extraneous infections. At a time, 1 dose is administered inside - 1 milliliter of solution.Only healthy individuals who are at least 30–45 days old must be vaccinated. If the animal lives in an area with an increased level of virus spread, revaccination is mandatory after 3 months. Vaccination rules must be strictly followed, since any deviations from the instructions will lead to a decrease in the effectiveness of the drug. If for some reason it is not possible to re-vaccinate at the scheduled time, this should be done as soon as possible.
When using the drug, increased safety measures should be applied. It is necessary to vaccinate only in overalls, rubber gloves and boots, goggles. If substance has come into contact with the skin, rinse immediately with running water. In case of contact with the ground - treat the area with a product that includes alkali.
If the drug was inadvertently administered to a person, it is necessary to treat the injection site with a 90% alcohol solution and immediately go to the nearest hospital with the label of the drug administered.
Important! Using reusable needles and syringes are allowed only if they are pre-sterilized by boiling for at least 20 minutes.
The use of the vaccine is prohibited:
- when using other immunostimulating drugs;
- if severe weakness in the animal is detected;
- if the rabbit has another clinical disease;
- earlier than two weeks after using other means for vaccination;
- if the worms are not removed before the vaccination in the rabbit.
The drug is quite safe and the detection of adverse reactions is very rare. The following side effects are possible:
- development of an hemorrhagic disease in an animal (in case of an overdose);
- manifestations of allergic reactions (rare cases).
Analogs Rabbivak V
Rabbivac V is not a unique drug, and currently it has a number of analogues. Therefore, if for some reason you do not have the opportunity to use this particular tool, you can use the following:
- Pokrovsky vaccine;
- Lapium Ham.
You can also use drugs that have a combined effect on several infections at once, which is why they are becoming increasingly popular:
- associated vaccine;
- Pestorin Mormix;
- Lapimun Gemiks.
Did you know? In one year, the rabbit can give birth to 30 rabbits - this is due to the fact that she has a bifurcated uterus and she can bear offspring from two males at different times of conception.
Storage and disposal conditions
The shelf life of the vaccine is 18 months. It is necessary to store at a temperature of 2 to 8 ° C without freezing, in a dry and dark place without direct sunlight. The place must be chosen so that animals and children do not have access to it.
All bottles without an appropriate label, with a broken sealed packaging, expired, with a changed color of the substance and the presence of impurities must be disposed of. This occurs by boiling for 30 minutes. or treatment with a solution of alkali during the same time with the further disposal of containers, which is no longer dangerous.
Any breeding of animals for their own needs or for sale is associated with a large number of unpredictable risks. Most often, this is the death of animals due to not vaccinated, which can not be neglected. Do not forget about this simple and effective safety measure.
Good evening everyone! I don’t know if it’s right, but the vet advised me the following: you take a bottle with a vaccine for HBVC (RABBIVAC-V), it is liquid (there are just 10 doses) and mix it with a dry vaccine for myxomatosis (RABBIVAC-B) and you puncture this mixture with rabbits intramuscularly, 1 ml from a month and a half yes3 age. I only vaccinate so far, so far, there have been no problems. Just keep in mind that vaccines will not work at an ambient temperature above + 25g and vaccination will be useless.