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Poulvac® IB Ark

Bronchitis Vaccine, Arkansas Type, Live Virus

Poulvac® IB Ark is recommended for administration to healthy chickens as an aid in the prevention of infectious bronchitis, Arkansas, serotype.

  • Demonstrated efficacy

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  • Supplied in 10 x 10,000 dose units

    Intranasal or intraocular administration:  

    1. Rehydrate 1 vial of vaccine with 1 vial of diluent.
    2. Remove seal and stopper from vaccine and diluent vials. Avoid contamination of stoppers and contents.
    3. Add diluent to half-fill the vaccine vial. Replace stopper and shake.
    4. Pour the rehydrated vaccine into the diluent container. Replace stopper and shake.
    5. Remove the stopper and fit eye-drop dispenser tip into diluent container.
    6. To vaccinate intranasally, place finger over one of the bird’s nostrils and place 1 drop of vaccine in other nostril. Do not release bird until vaccine has been inhaled.
    7. To vaccinate intraocularly, place 1 drop of vaccine in the eye.

     Important: This vaccine may be accompanied by diluent and is recommended for vaccination of healthy chickens one day-of-age or older.

    Drinking water administration:

    1. Discontinue use of medications or sanitizing agents (such as chlorine) in the drinking water 24 hours before vaccinating. Do not resume use for 24 hours following vaccination.
    2. Provide enough waterers so two-thirds of the birds may drink at one time. Scrub waterers with fresh, clean, non-chlorinated water and drain dry. Do not give vaccine water through medication tanks.
    3. Turn off automatic waterers 2 to 4 hours before vaccinating so that the only available water is the vaccine water. Do not deprive birds of water in extremely hot weather.
    4. Remove seal and stopper. Half fill with clean, cool, non-chlorinated water. Replace stopper and shake until dissolved.
    5. Use a clean container two-thirds filled with cool, clean, non-chlorinated water. Add dried milk at a rate of 1 ounce per 2.5 gallons. Stir the mixture until the dried milk is dissolved.
    6. Add the rehydrated vaccine from the vial and again stir the contents thoroughly.
    7. Next, add the mixture to the final volume of water, as follows:  For chickens 2 to 8 weeks old – 10,000 doses added to 25 to 50 gallons (95 to 190 liters) of water and for chickens over 8 weeks old – 10,000 doses added to 50 to 100 gallons (190 to 380 liters) of water
    8. Give 1 dose of vaccine per bird, distributing the final volume of (vaccine) water evenly among the clean waterers. Do not place in direct sunlight.
    9. Resume regular water administration only after all the vaccine water has been consumed.

    Important: The vaccine is recommended for the vaccination of healthy chickens 2 weeks-of-age or older.

    • For Veterinary use only.
    • For intranasal, intraocular or drinking water administration only.
    • If possible, vaccinate all susceptible birds on the premises at the same time. For 10 to 14 days after vaccinating, avoid carrying vaccine particles on shoes, clothing, etc. into areas where there are non-vaccinated birds.
    • Caution: Use of this product is restricted to states in which officials have permitted it.

    Storage and Handling: 

    • Do not store over 7°C (45°F).
    • Use entire contents when first opened.
    • Burn vaccine container and all unused contents.


  • Note for human use.
  • Contains gentamicin as a preservative.
  • Do not vaccinate within 21 days before slaughter.



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