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Merial Unveil the Liquid Bluetongue Vaccine

25 July 2008

UK - Animal health company Merial has just launched the latest product in its range of bluetonge vaccines.

BTVPUR AlSap 8 is an inactivated liquid vaccine containing purified Bluetongue Virus Serotype 8 antigen in aluminium hydroxide and saponin adjuvants.

It is the latest member of Merial's range of bluetongue vaccines, which have been used in different parts of Europe since 2004. BTVPUR AlSap 8 is specifically designed to immunise cows and sheep against the bluetongue serotype that is prevalent in the United Kingdom.

The vaccine is being made available in 100ml bottles. It is administered subcutaneously with one 1 ml injection for sheep from 3 months of age. In cattle there are two 1 ml injections, 1 month apart from 3 months of age.

It is recommended that animals are revaccinated at least 2 weeks before each risk period.

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