Any dog that is frequently mixed with or in touch with other dogs is advised to get the Nobivac KC vaccine, which protects against two important forms of canine infectious respiratory disease (commonly known as kennel cough) (e.g. kenneling, boarding, dog training etc.). The immunisation against this very common and broad hazard is beneficial for dogs who are susceptible to this syndrome similar to whooping cough.
Indications for use
Nobivac KC is suggested for:
- for the active immunisation of dogs against the canine parainfluenza virus and Bordetella bronchiseptica during high-risk seasons. to lessen clinical symptoms brought on by canine parainfluenza virus and B. bronchiseptica.
- to lessen canine parainfluenza virus shedding
Please refer to the product data sheet for more details. On request, more details are available.
Advice should be obtained from the veterinarian who is giving the medication if you are not.
What is canine KC injection?
Live vaccination to protect against canine parainfluenza virus and Bordetella bronchiseptica-induced upper respiratory disease
For the active immunisation of dogs against Bordetella bronchiseptica and Canine parainfluenza virus, culminating in the prevention of kennel cough, Nobivac KC is a live freeze-dried vaccine combining live Bordetella bronchiseptica strain B-C2 and live Canine parainfluenza virus strain Cornell.
Bordetella bronchiseptica strain B-C2 and Cornell canine parainfluenza virus each make up at least 108.0 CFU and 103.0 TCID50 of each dose of the reconstituted vaccine, respectively.
Indication: To actively immunise dogs against the canine influenza virus and the bronchitis-causing bacterium Bordetella bronchiseptica, hence preventing the kennel cough disease.
Administration and dosage: Let the diluent warm up to room temperature. Reconstitute the freeze-dried vaccine aseptically using the specified sterile diluent. 1 dose (0.4 ml) of the vaccine should be placed in a single-use 1 ml syringe. Apply 0.4 ml just into one nostril after disconnecting the applicator tip and removing the needle. After reconstitution, the vaccine must be used within one hour.
Presentation: One box comprises one applicator, five dosage vials, and five diluent vials.
A KC vaccine is what?
The Bordetella bronchiseptica and parainfluenza, also known as canine cough or kennel cough, are both covered by the KC vaccine. We have been working hard to make sure we are using the most efficient vaccine combinations because canine cough is so common in our area.
When should nobivac KC be administered?
Only those who are authorised or registered under section 23(1)(c) of the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act, 1982 may use this vaccination, either directly or indirectly (Act 19 of 1982).
INDICATIONS NOBIVAC KC is a live, freeze-dried vaccine that prevents kennel cough by immunising mature dogs and puppies older than 2 weeks against Bordetella bronchiseptica and canine parainfluenza virus. After 72 hours and 3 weeks following vaccination, B. bronchiseptica and canine parainfluenza virus immunity is fully developed.
Nobivac KC promotes infection against Bordetella bronchiseptica and canine parainfluenza virus, as well as at least 1 year (56 weeks) of protection against clinical symptoms.
COMPOSITION Bordetella bronchiseptica strain B-C2 and canine parainfluenza virus strain Cornell are each present in 108,3 cfu and 103,8 TCID50, respectively, per dose of Nobivac KC. The sterile diluent provided is used to rehydrate the freeze-dried vaccination.
- Between 2 and 8 C, keep in the dark.
- Avoid freezing.
- After removing the item from the refrigerator before use, avoid being exposed for an extended period of time or repeatedly to high ambient temperatures (20 to 25 oC).
- Keep away from the sun’s rays.
- Diluent: Keep it below 25 C at room temperature.
- After the immunisation is finished, dispose of any leftover, reconstituted vaccine, empty vaccine containers, needles, etc. by burning, for example.
- Wait until you are ready to begin the vaccination before opening and reconstituting the vaccine.
- Immediately after reconstitution, administer the vaccination.
- Never save vaccination packages that have been partially used for later use.
- Nobivac KC should not be combined with other medications or products.
- Don’t use while taking antibiotics or in combination with other intranasal therapies.
- Use as directed by the label’s dosage recommendation.
- Keep away from youngsters, ignorant people, and animals.
- Despite rigorous testing under a wide range of situations, this vaccination may still fail for a number of different reasons. Consult a veterinarian if this is thought to be the case, and alert the registration holder.
- Vaccinate only healthy dogs and puppies.
- Before using the vaccination tools (needles, syringes, etc.), make sure they are sterile and clean.
- During the immunisation, make sure that all the equipment is sanitary and clean.
- Use the vaccination within an hour of reconstituting it.
- Only place the medication in the puppy or dog’s one nostril.
- Hypersensitivity or anaphylactic responses are possible with any vaccination.
- Avoiding contact with the eyes, hands, and clothing when handling the vaccine is recommended immunisation practise.
INFORMATION FOR USE ONLY USE AS DIRECTED After including the diluent, give it a good shake.
- Let the diluent warm up to room temperature, which is less than 25 C.
- Reconstitute the freeze-dried pellet aseptically using the supplied diluent.
- One hour after the vaccine has been reconstituted, the vial’s contents must be utilised.
- 1 dose (0,4 ml) of vaccination should be placed in a 1 ml syringe. Connect the applicator tip that is provided after removing the needle.
- Fix the puppy’s or dog’s head in a typical upright position, set the applicator tip in front of 1 nostril, and cautiously inject the entire contents of the syringe into this nostril.
- To protect against the canine parainfluenza virus, unvaccinated dogs should get 1 dosage at least 3 weeks before the time of predicted risk, such as temporary kenneling.
- Unvaccinated dogs should get 1 dose of Bordetella bronchiseptica vaccine at least 72 hours before the time of predicted risk in order to receive protection against the disease.
- Every year, vaccinations against Bordetella bronchiseptica and canine parainfluenza virus are advised for dogs.
- Pregnant cows may get nobivac KC during any trimester.
- Mild discharges from the eyes and nose, occasionally accompanied by wheezing, sneezing, and/or coughing, can start to appear the day following immunisation, especially in very young puppies that are sensitive.
- The majority of the time, symptoms are fleeting, although this might occasionally last up to four weeks.
- It may be necessary to administer the correct antibiotic medication to animals who exhibit more severe symptoms.
- After immunisation, symptoms of upper respiratory tract disease, including as pharyngitis, sneezing, and coughing, may appear in very young puppies.
- An adequate antibiotic course of treatment may be necessary for animals with more severe symptoms.
PRESENTATION PET tray made of polyethylene terephthalate that contains 3 ml (single dosage) or 10 ml (5 and 10 dose) vials with a vial of sterile diluent and applicator, or 5 single dose vials of freeze-dried vaccine.
Do dogs require annual kennel cough vaccinations?
Depending on the dog’s risk factors, adult dogs should get a booster dose of the bordetella vaccine every six to twelve months. The facility will probably require your dog to have the booster every six months if you board your dog there, take your dog to dog daycare, or enrol your dog in any form of training sessions. This keeps your dog healthy and guards against the other animals at the facility contracting the illness. If you take your dog to any type of facility where other dogs may be present, always inquire as to how frequently they require the booster.
Additionally, if you frequently take your dog to locations where other dogs congregate, such as dog parks, outdoor shopping centres that permit dogs, or restaurants that allow dogs, it is strongly advised that you give your dog a bordetella booster every six months. Giving your dog the vaccine frequently helps to prevent kennel cough because being around other dogs increases their risk of contracting it.
The likelihood of your dog contracting kennel cough is low if they spend most of their time indoors and just sometimes go for walks. They should only receive the booster once every 12 months as a result. However, even if your dog’s risk is modest, it is still crucial to administer the booster. If another dog in your neighbourhood has the disease, your dog could contract it while walking around the neighbourhood or via fence lines.
Is a vaccine for kennel cough required?
The best strategy to avoid kennel cough is vaccination, which is crucial if your dog spends a lot of time with other dogs or stays in kennels.
- Since the kennel cough vaccine only lasts a year, it should be given again every year.
- The kennel cough vaccine, like all vaccines, doesn’t provide 100%, guaranteed protection, but it greatly lowers the likelihood that your dog will contract kennel cough and lessens symptoms if they do.
- Every dog must receive the kennel cough vaccination two to three weeks prior to staying at a reputable kennel or dog day care facility.
- Consult your veterinarian about including kennel cough vaccinations in your dog’s routine.
Do pups require two or three shots?
Since the puppy’s mother’s immunity starts to wane at around 12 weeks old, their booster shots must be administered three to four weeks apart, one of which must be given right after the puppy is 12 weeks old.
Your dog can be carried out in public 10 to 14 days after the final immunisation in their series.
Your dog has to get their first booster shot as an adult one year after obtaining their third and final immunisation as a puppy. These are administered yearly for the remainder of your pet’s life to properly safeguard your dog.
Your Greencross Vet can let you know when your dog’s next vaccination is due because some more recent immunizations survive longer and don’t need annual booster shots.
Why does my puppy require three shots?
It’s crucial that puppies receive their initial round of three immunizations since they are more susceptible to dangerous illnesses like parvovirus and canine distemper.
Puppies often receive their first vaccinations from the breeder at the age of eight weeks; however, you should always check your puppy’s immunisation history before bringing them home. At 12 weeks and 16 weeks, respectively, they should receive their second and third rounds of vaccines.
It’s crucial to wait until your puppy is fully immunised and protected before exposing them to canines who haven’t had any immunizations. Typically, two weeks have passed since their second vaccine. It’s important to ask your veterinarian about our Medivet Health Plan, which includes a full flea and worming treatment and all puppy immunizations.
How is nobivac KC administered?
in addition to an equal number of vials containing applicators and Nobivac Solvents.
Composition & Ingredients:
The Nobivac KC vaccine, when reconstituted, comprises at least:
Action / Description:
Nobivac KC is a live, freeze-dried vaccine that is intended to actively immunise dogs in order to avoid the upper respiratory illness kennel cough. It contains live Bordetella bronchiseptica strain B-C2 and live Canine parainfluenza virus strain Cornell.
Canine cough is a miserable condition. Kennel cough is easily spread from dog to dog through contact, such as during a walk, at boarding kennels, or in rescue facilities. Even in environments where dogs are merely socialising, such training sessions, dog competitions, or dog shows, it can spread.
Numerous different species and environmental factors contribute to the sickness. Although various other organisms, such as canine parainfluenza virus, may also be at fault, bordetella bronchiseptica is typically regarded as the most significant culprit.
It comes as a single dose that needs to be reconstituted right before use. Instead of being injected, the vaccination is typically given as a few drops in the nostril.
Uses and indications:
Healthy dogs and puppies should get Nobivac KC for active immunisation against
- Aside from Bordetella bronchiseptica (Bb),
- Parainfluenza virus in dogs (CPi)
Administration and dosage:
The diluent should be given time to warm up. Combine the sterile diluent aseptically before reconstituting the freeze-dried vaccine.
After removing the needle, attach the applicator tip and inject 0.4 ml just into one nostril. Use the vaccination within an hour of reconstituting it.
To receive a first vaccination:
Always vaccinate healthy dogs, and a thorough clinical evaluation ought to be performed before the shot.
Immunity’s onset and persistence have been demonstrated to occur within 72 hours after application for Nobivac KC and to endure for at least 12 months following a single vaccination against Bordetella bronchiseptica.
Intranasal vaccines reduce infection and lessen disease symptoms as compared to parenteral vaccines. Immunizations administered intravenously do not stop pathogen invasion locally.
Overdoses, negative consequences, prohibited uses, and warnings:
Nobivac KC should never be mixed with other vaccines. Nobivac KC and Nobivac DHP can be used simultaneously.
Anaphylactic or hypersensitive reactions are possible, just like with other vaccines. However, it hasn’t been mentioned or publicised. The manufacturer has not made any mention of negative effects connected to overdose.
Drug safety warnings / Directions:
The vaccination must be kept between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius in its original packaging. shield against light. Solvent if kept separate from the vaccination, can be kept at 15 to 25 C. Avoiding repeated exposure to high ambient temperatures or extended exposure to high temperatures after removal from the refrigerator prior to usage should be taken into consideration. In the sweltering summer heat, vaccine potency can be significantly diminished in just a few hours. Avoid freezing. Make use of sterilised injection supplies. Before and while using, shake. only to treat animals. No special safety measures should be taken by the person giving the veterinarian medication to the animals.
Safety: Withdrawal, Age, and Pregnancy
Fast, powerful, and effective immunity is perfect for use before an expected risk (such entering a boarding kennel or a competition) or as a regular annual immunisation. Use of the Nobivac KC intranasal vaccine in puppies as young as two weeks is safe. The use of Nobivac KC in pregnant mares is authorised.
Is kennel cough covered by nobivac? Upper respiratory tract disease, or kennel cough, is a typical and frequently upsetting respiratory condition that affects dogs. Dogs can benefit from Nobivac KC’s protection against kennel cough. A few drops of the vaccine are injected into the nostril during administration. Following administration, it confers immunity for a year.
Although the Nobivac KC vaccine promises to give protection after 72 hours of injection, it’s unfortunate that vaccinated dogs can still catch kennel cough and spread it to other dogs even though they don’t show any symptoms for 10 days. Therefore, the vaccination must be finished 14 days prior to your dog’s first day of boarding.
It is advised to vaccinate your dog against kennel cough every year. As Kennel Cough may spread quickly in boarding kennels, the majority of them require dogs residing there to be immunised against it.
Does the kennel cough vaccine take action right away? Bordetella bronchiseptica and canine parainfluenza, two significant but not exclusive causes of kennel cough, are often the targets of kennel cough vaccines. 2) No vaccine has a 100% success rate. Immunity is produced 72 hours after injection.
How often should dogs be vaccinated against kennel cough? Vaccinations against kennel cough are beneficial when given annually. The majority of the kennel cough vaccines (injectable or nasal) on the market currently offer yearly protection.