BioCell Corporation have developed and registered (ACVM License No. 6422) a high potency Scabby Mouth Vaccine (Orf Virus) with advantages in consistent and strong responses, and extended shelf life. An improved traditional applicator is used for the delivery of Scabby Mouth Vaccine (Orf Virus). Phenax Classic has a secure, robust anti roll screw-on top which fits easily on the end of the applicator during use to increase operator comfort and has the traditional easy flow needle for application.
The disease, Scabby Mouth (contagious pustular dermatitis, ecthyma Orf), is caused by infection with Orf virus.The epidemiology of Orf virus is not well understood but it is known that Orf virus shed from scab material can remain infective for several years. The portal of entry is generally through the lips and occurs when the animals are eating roughage such as thistles. However, the virus is highly infectious and will infect other areas of exposed and broken skin. The infection is limited to epithelial and oral tissue and systemic infections do not occur. The only effective method of controlling infection is by vaccination with live virus. In New Zealand and Ireland it is now common practice to vaccinate against Orf virus. Vaccination is with a live virus preparation and can be carried out on animals at any age. Generally, one vaccination is sufficient to give immunity.
For the vaccination of sheep and goats against contagious pustular dermatitis (scabby mouth or orf).
Virus antigen stimulates immunity to contagious pustular dermatitis (scabby mouth) in sheep and goats.
Care should be taken because Phenax® is a live virus vaccine that can be transmitted to and infect humans. Care should be taken to avoid contact with the vaccine, especially to cuts, scratches or abrasions. In the event of contact, wash the affected area with clean soapy water and treat with a disinfectant. In the event of infection, seek the advice of your local medical practitioner.
A live virus vaccine of contagious pustular dermatitis (scabby mouth or orf) virus. Presented in a 150-dose applicator with easy-flow application needles and twist top.
Contains infectious orf virus so vaccination should not by carried out on properties that have no history of the disease.
Meat and Milk: Nil
Unscrew the cap and remove the tamper-proof seal using the tool at the end of the cap. Invert and tap the applicator to allow a droplet of vaccine to fall onto the vaccination site. Generally this is the inner thigh region of the animal. Make a scratch (Approx. 25 mm) through the droplet. Deposit a second droplet on the same site and scratch through it at 90° forming an “X”. The skin must be broken, but do not scratch so heavily that blood washes the vaccine away. The blue coloured vaccine should be visible along the scratches.
Restricted Veterinary Medicine. Available only under veterinary authorisation.
Registered pursuant to the ACVM Act 1997, No. A6422.