Pestorin Mormix: instructions for use, reviews
Even the most inveterate city dweller, far from agriculture, having moved to the village by the will of fate or by having his own house on the ground, involuntarily will think about livestock. And nothing to do with this craving for nature can not be helped, so it was instituted in Russia from time immemorial: farming without cattle is no good.
So the beginning farmer thinks about where to start, what to plant first of all on his plot of land and what kind of animals to bring "for the soul". The most popular in this case are the chickens and rabbits. However, no matter how easy it seems rabbit breeding, in fact everything is not so. Submarine stones are also present in such a seemingly simple matter.
What can beginner cattle breeder encounter?
First of all, you need to be prepared for possible diseases. No living organism is immune from diseases, including rabbits. The most problematic are such ailments as myxomatosis and hemorrhagic disease. How to recognize them and how to overcome them, read on.
MIXOMATOSIS: Causes, Symptoms and Consequences
Mixomatosis is a viral disease, the incubation period of which lasts only 4-10 days. A healthy rabbit can become infected by contact with a sick animal through virus-infected objects or food. In addition, bloodsucking insects, such as fleas, ticks and mosquitoes, are carriers of the disease.
The course of the disease depends on its shape. Veterinarians distinguish two of its varieties: edematous and nodular myxomatosis.
With edematous myxomatosis, rabbits suffer from abundant discharge of tear fluid, eyes react poorly to light. Gradually, in the absence of timely medical care, edematous tumors shift to the ears, lips and nose of the animal. There is an increase in body temperature to 42 degrees, the animal refuses water and food. With this development of events, the infected rabbit dies after two days after the manifestation of the first symptoms of the disease.
With nodal myxomatosis, the formation of elastic cartilaginous seals under the skin, which subsequently wither. The disease lasts usually 30-40 days, in the place of seals and nodules, foci of necrosis occur.
Hemorrhagic disease in rabbits: what is it?
The disease occurs suddenly, proceeds quickly and leads to the death of animals. The causative agent - the virus - is resistant to chlorine, ether and freezing. The disease spreads only to rabbits, it does not represent a threat to humans and other animals.
Infection, as a rule, occurs through contact with sick or already ill animals. In addition, the fox can "pick up" the virus through:
- Food, water.
- Wool of patients or recovered rabbits.
- Tools and equipment for maintenance personnel.
Symptoms of the disease are manifested in the form of diathesis of the lungs, liver or other internal organs. The incubation period lasts only a few hours and leads to death. Signs of the disease are:
- Apathy, lethargy, refusal to eat and drink.
- Bleeding from the mouth and nose.
- Increase in temperature (usually up to 40 degrees).
- Rapid breathing.
- Bloody yellow discharge from the nose.
The animal dies because of liver damage and pulmonary edema.
Are there any vaccines for myxomatosis and hemorrhagic disease?
Of course, veterinary medicine is not in place, and today there is a combined vaccine to prevent these terrible diseases in the ears. The name is "Pestorin Mormix". The use of the drug is appropriate for clinically healthy animals from the age of 10 weeks. Repeated vaccination is recommended after 6 months (for prevention of myxomatosis) and 12 months (for the prevention of hemorrhagic disease).
Structure of the preparation
The dose of the drug "Pestorin Mormix" includes:
- Suspension of organs of inactivated rabies virus plague - 128 NA.
- Aluminum hydroxide 0.5 ml.
- Saponin (solution 5%) - 0,005 ml.
- Metriolate (2% solution) - 0.005 ml.
- Lyophilizate - weakened virus of the causative agent Myxomatosis - 1033TCIDso.
Up to 1 ml dose of the drug must be supplemented with physiological solution.
Indications for use
In addition to prophylactic vaccination of a healthy rabbit population from myxomatosis and hemorrhagic disease with the help of Pestorin Mormix, the instructions for using this vaccine also provide protection against a disease such as plague.
Contraindications to the use of the drug are:
- Pregnancy in rabbits (especially on the last terms).
- Small age up to 10 weeks.
- The presence of a leaking disease - if the animal is already sick, the Pestorin Mormix vaccine will be useless.
How does the Pestorin Mormix vaccine work on the rabbit?
Instruction for use says that when administered subcutaneously the antigens contained in it create substances that subsequently protect the vaccinated animal from the most terrible diseases: myxomatosis, hemorrhagic disease and plague.
"Pestorin Mormix": instructions for use
So, earlier it was said that the remedy is an excellent means of preventing fatal diseases in rabbits. How should I use Pestorin Mormix? Instructions for use warns that before subcutaneous administration of the drug, it is necessary to dilute the lyophilizate of the liquid component of the agent beforehand. Attention! The vaccine should be injected into the animal's body for 2 hours after dilution.
Vaccination should be carried out according to the scheme:
- The age of the animals is not less than 10 weeks.
- If necessary, vaccination is possible, and at the age of 6 weeks, however, a second injection of the vaccine is mandatory.
- In areas of frequent infection with the aforementioned diseases, it is possible to carry out prophylaxis with a 4-week life of animals, re-treatment after 6 weeks.
How effective is the vaccine?
How effective is Pestorin Mormix? Instructions for use, reviews of experienced farmers and veterinary practice confirm that full immunity to the diseases under consideration is produced after 9 days, to the plague - after 2-3 weeks. In this regard, within 7 days after the introduction of the vaccine is not recommended to kill rabbits for the purpose of their consumption in food.
So, let's summarize. If you seriously decided to do rabbit breeding, then you need to consider all possible problems. Do not lose sight of the gravest disease. Be vaccinated in time, do not expose yourself to potential threats and losses!