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Versican Plus L4
Canine leptospirosis vaccine (inactivated)


PACKAGE LEAFLET:

Ve rsican Plus L4 suspe nsion for inje ction for dogs


  1. NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER AND OF THE MANUFACTURING AUTHORISATION HOLDER RESPONSIBLE FOR BATCH RELEASE, IF DIFFERENT


    Marke ting authorisation holde r:


    Zoetis Belgium SA Rue Laid Burniat 1 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve BELGIUM


    Manufacturer responsible for batch release:


    Bioveta, a.s., Komenského 212,

    683 23 Ivanovice na Hané, CZECH REPUBLIC


  2. NAME OF THE VETERINARY MEDICINAL PRODUCT


    Versican Plus L4 suspension for injection for dogs


  3. STATEMENT OF THE ACTIVE SUBSTANCE(S) AND OTHER INGREDIENT(S)


    Each dose of 1 ml contains:


    Active substance s:


    Sus pe ns ion (inactivate d):

    Leptospira interrogans serogroup Icterohaemorrhagiae

    serovar Icterohaemorrhagiae strain MSLB 1089 ALR* titre ≥ 1:51

    Leptospira interrogans serogroup Canicola

    serovar Canicola, strain MSLB 1090 ALR* titre ≥ 1:51

    Leptospira k irschneri serogroup Grippotyphosa

    serovar Grippotyphosa, strain MSLB 1091 ALR* titre ≥ 1:40

    Leptospira interrogans serogroup Australis

    serovar Bratislava, strain MSLB 1088 ALR* titre ≥ 1:51


    Adjuvant:


    Aluminium hydroxide 1.8–2.2 mg.


    * Antibody micro agglutination-lytic reaction. Appearance: whitish liquid with fine sediment.

  4. INDICATION(S)


    Active immunisation of dogs from 6 weeks of age:

    • to prevent clinical signs, infection and urinary excretion caused by L. interrogans serogroup Australis serovar Bratislava,

    • to prevent clinical signs and urinary excretion and reduce infection caused by L. interrogans

      serogroup Canicola serovar Canicola and L. interrogans serogroup Icterohaemorrhagiae serovar Icterohaemorrhagiae and

    • to prevent clinical signs and reduce infection and urinary excretion caused by L. k irschneri

      serogroup Grippotyphosa serovar Grippotyphosa.


      Onset of immunity:

      4 weeks after the completion of primary course.


      Duration of immunity:

      At least one year following the primary vaccination course for all components of Versican Plus L4.


  5. CONTRAINDICATIONS


    None.


  6. ADVERSE REACTIONS


    A transient swelling (up to 5 cm) may commonly be observed at the injection site following subcutaneous administration in dogs. This can be painful, warm or reddened. Any such swelling will either have spontaneously resolved or be greatly diminished by 14 days after vaccination.


    Anorexia and decreased activity are rarely observed.


    Hypersensitivity reactions (e.g. gastrointestinal signs such as diarrhoea and vomiting, anaphylaxis, angioedema, dyspnoea, circulatory shock, collapse) may occur rarely. If such a reaction occurs, appropriate treatment should be administered without delay. Such reactions may evolve to a more severe condition which may be life-threatening.

    Systemic reactions such as lethargy, hyperthermia and general malaise may occur very rarely. Clinical signs of immune-mediated diseases, such as haemolytic anaemia, thrombocytopenia or

    polyarthritis have been reported in very rare cases.


    The frequency of adverse reactions is defined using the following convention:

    • very common (more than 1 in 10 animals treated displaying adverse reaction(s))

    • common (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 100 animals treated)

    • uncommon (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 1,000 animals treated)

    • rare (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 10,000 animals treated)

    • very rare (less than 1 animal in 10,000 animals treated, including isolated reports).


    If you notice any side effects, even those not already listed in this package leaflet or you think that the medicine has not worked, please inform your veterinary surgeon.

  7. TARGET SPECIES


    Dogs.


  8. DOSAGE FOR EACH SPECIES, ROUTE(S) AND METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION


    Subcutaneous use.


    Primary vaccination scheme:

    Two doses of Versican Plus L4 3–4 weeks apart from 6 weeks of age.


    Vaccination against distemper, adeno, parvo and parainfluenza virus (DHPPi):

    If protection against DHPPi or Pi is required, dogs can be vaccinated with two doses of Versican Plus DHPPi or Versican Plus Pi mixed with Versican Plus L4 3–4 weeks apart from 6 weeks of age:

    The contents of a single vial of Versican Plus DHPPi or Versican Plus Pi should be reconstituted with the contents of a single vial of Versican Plus L4 (instead of the solvent). Once mixed, the contents of the vial should appear a whitish to yellowish colour with a slight opalescence. The mixed vaccines should be injected immediately via the subcutaneous route.


    Re-vaccination scheme:

    A single dose of Versican Plus L4 to be given annually.


  9. ADVICE ON CORRECT ADMINISTRATION


    Shake well and administer immediately the entire contents (1 ml) of the product.


  10. WITHDRAWAL PERIOD(S)


    Not applicable.


  11. SPECIAL STORAGE PRECAUTIONS

    Keep out of the sight and reach of children. Store and transport refrigerated (2 °C – 8 °C).

    Do not freeze.

    Protect from light.

    Do not use this veterinary medicinal product after the expiry date which is stated on the label after EXP.

    Once broached, use immediately.


  12. SPECIAL WARNING(S)


    Special warnings for each target species:

    A good immune response is reliant on a fully competent immune system. Immunocompetence of the animal may be compromised by a variety of factors including poor health, nutritional status, genetic factors, concurrent drug therapy and stress.

    Vaccinate healthy animals only.


    Spe cial precautions for use in animals: Not applicable.


    Spe cial precautions to be take n by the pe rson administering the ve terina ry medicina l produc t to animals: In case of accidental self-injection, seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the physician.


    Pregna nc y and lactation:

    Can be used during the second and third stages of pregnancy. Safety of the product during the early stage of pregnancy and during lactation have not been investigated.


    Interaction with othe r medicina l produc ts and othe r forms of interaction:

    No information is available on the safety and efficacy of this vaccine when used with any other veterinary medicinal product other than Versican Plus DHPPi and Versican Plus Pi. A decision to use this vaccine before or after any other veterinary medicinal product therefore needs to be made on a

    case by case basis.


    Ove rdose (symptoms, emerge nc y proc edures, antidotes): No data are available on the safety of an overdose.


    Incompatibilit ie s:

    In the absence of compatibility studies, this veterinary medicinal product must not be mixed with other veterinary medicinal products other than those mentioned in section 8.


  13. SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS FOR THE DISPOSAL OF UNUSED PRODUCT OR WASTE MATERIALS, IF ANY


    Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.


  14. DATE ON WHICH THE PACKAGE LEAFLET WAS LAST APPROVED


    https://www.ema.europa .eu/).


  15. OTHER INFORMATION


Plastic box containing 25 vials (1 ml). Plastic box containing 50 vials (1 ml).


Not all pack sizes may be marketed.