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Mixed vaccine

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 12:22 pm
by Dave
I have a question about vaccines that require mixing. I have always used them right away after mixing. How long can a person go between mixing and using and how would you store it in between? I am talking the same day. Something like mixing at noon and using half and using the second have at 5:00. This is Enforce 3 an One Shot. I will be seeing my vet later today and I will ask him but I am curious about opinions.

Re: Mixed vaccine

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 1:39 pm
by Supa Dexta
Usually dont want any more mixed than you can use in 30mins.

Re: Mixed vaccine

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 1:44 pm
by Bright Raven
I think it says 2 hours. I like to use them within one hour.

These are usually MLV vaccines. You are hydrating the freeze dried MLV component with the liquid component.

Storage: I have a freeze pack I use in a zip lock bag. Place in lunch size cooler

Re: Mixed vaccine

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 10:53 pm
by js1234
Truly, you'll be fine.

Re: Mixed vaccine

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 11:44 pm
by Dave
My vet said one hour. He said an hour and a few minutes is fine but not so much on the 5 hours.

I have to work calves this week. The boys are both swamped with their own life's right now. The wife is working mid day. I was think of working what I can by myself mid day and other when the wife gets home. I guess I will have to make sure to catch the right numbers to use an entire bottle when I do things mid day. I will try to just do the heifers as I can pack about 3 at a time in the squeeze chute. I will safe the bulls for when I have help to put them in the calf table.

Re: Mixed vaccine

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 2:45 am
by wbvs58
Yes what Ron said but I would not go a minute over the 2 hrs and even that is stretching things a bit.

Ken

Re: Mixed vaccine

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 5:43 am
by Lucky_P
Keeping it cold and protected from sunlight are the two biggies.
90 minutes is about as far out as I want to go with regard to having some reconstituted and sitting before use.
You probably could go longer, but the 4-5 hour deal... I wouldn't necessarily count on optimal performance.

Re: Mixed vaccine

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:37 am
by Tony001
I have the same problem.

Re: Mixed vaccine

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:26 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
You can buy Enforce 3 in single dose vials. I mainly use it on show calves, so I always buy in single 50-dose packages.

Re: Mixed vaccine

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:27 pm
by Bright Raven
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:You can buy Enforce 3 in single dose vials. I mainly use it on show calves, so I always buy in single 50-dose packages.


I received my shipment of vaccines this week from Jeffers. I ordered INFORCE 3, The single does vials in a count of 25. Cost was $50.99