PPR Vaccines :

Peste 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. 

Institute 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.

   Production information

Vaccine:                                AniPPRh a live attenuated PPR vaccine.

Description:                          The vaccine vial contains freeze dried live attenuated virus grown in Vero cell line used for prophylactic vaccination against PPR in healthy sheep and goats

Presentation:                        Each vial is presented as 100 dose freeze dried product in glass vial

Administration:                     The vaccine vial is reconstituted in 100ml chilled, sterile vaccine diluent  (PBS or 0.85% normal saline) and administered immediately

Do not freeze the reconstituted vaccine

Do not expose the vaccine to sunlight

Dosage:                                 Sheep and goats: 1ml subcutaneously

Transport and storage:         Cold chain is must for transport of PPR vaccine.

The 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.

 

            For further details Contact:  Director, IAH & VB Bangalore  

 

 

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