Des Petits Ruminants (PPR) is an acute infectious viral disease of small
ruminants (sheep and goats) characterized by fever, erosive stomatitis,
conjunctivitis, gastroenteritis and bronco pneumonia. The disease is caused by
paramyxovirus of the morbillivirus genus.Since there is no specific treatment
for PPR, the disease can be controlled by carrying out preventive vaccination
of sheep and goats against PPR.
of Animal Health and Veterinary Biologicals, Hebbal, Bangalore has standardized
large scale production of homologous live attenuated freeze dried vaccine
which can be used in sheep and goats through out the country.
a live attenuated PPR vaccine.
vial contains freeze dried live attenuated virus grown in Vero cell line
used for prophylactic vaccination against PPR in healthy sheep and goats
vial is presented as 100 dose freeze dried product in glass vial
vaccine vial is reconstituted in 100ml chilled, sterile vaccine diluent
(PBS or 0.85% normal saline) and administered immediately
not freeze the reconstituted vaccine
not expose the vaccine to sunlight
and goats: 1ml subcutaneously
and storage: Cold
chain is must for transport of PPR vaccine.
freeze dried vaccine is stored under refrigeration preferably in deep
freezer.All sheep and goats above 4 month age can be vaccinated. The
vaccination during the outbreak may or may not be useful but it is not harmful.
In case of newly purchased animals, vaccination is preferred only after a
quarantine period of 21 days in order to rule out exposure of animals to PPR
virus just prior to purchase. If no quarantine facility is available then
vaccinate the animals immediately after purchase.
further details Contact:
Director, IAH & VB Bangalore