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Covexin 8

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Product Description

Covexin 8 works to protect animals from diseases associated with Clostridium perfringens types D and C, Clostridium tetani, Clostridium haemolyticum, Clostridium novyi Type B, Clostridium septicum, and Clostridium chauvoei.
*This is a cold ship item. *This item can't be shipped to MN. 

Who is Covexin 8 for?

For use in healthy sheep and cattle.

Why use Covexin 8?

Covexin 8 is easy to administer and effective against a number of common diseases.

How does Covexin 8 work?

Covexin 8 contains toxoids that produce antigens to prevent diseases associated with Clostridium perfringens types D and C, Clostridium haemolyticum, Clostridium tetani, Clostridium septicum, Clostridium novyi Type B, and Clostridium chauvoei.


Merck Animal Health.

Active ingredient(s):

Clostridium chauvoei-septicum-haemolyticum-novyi-tetani-perfringens types c & d bacterin-toxoid

How is Covexin 8 sold?

10 or 50 ds vial

What are the side effects of Covexin 8?

  • Local reactions may occur and should resolve without incident.
  • An anaphylactic reaction can occur. If observed, administer epinephrine and follow up with your veterinarian.
  • Do not vaccinate within 21 days before slaughter.

What special precautions are there?

  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Unhealthy animals may not obtain desired results.
  • Use all contents after opening.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your closest emergency animal hospital. You may also contact Merck Animal Health Pharmacovigilance: Livestock Technical Services, 800-211-3573

How can I store Covexin 8?

Store at 35°-45°F (2°-7°C). Use entire contents when first opened. Don't freeze.


Shake well. Using aseptic technique
Cattle dosage: Inject 5 mL subcutaneously or intramuscularly, repeated in 6 weeks. Revaccinate annually with 5 mL prior to periods of extreme risk or parturition. For animals subject to reexposure to Cl. novyi Type B and Cl. haemolyticum repeat the dose every 5 to 6 months. For Cl. perfringens Types B, C and D, revaccinate two weeks prior to parturition, introduction to lush pastures or finishing programs. Calves vaccinated under 3 months of age should be revaccinated at weaning or 4 to 6 months of age.
Sheep dosage: Inject 5 mL subcutaneously followed by a 2 mL dose in 6 weeks. Revaccinate annually with 2 mL prior to periods of extreme risk or parturition. For Cl. novyi and Cl. haemolyticum, revaccinate every 5 to 6 months. Vaccination should be scheduled so that pregnant ewes receive their second vaccination or annual booster 2 to 6 weeks before lambing commences in the flock. Lambs should be given their primary course beginning at 10 to 12 weeks of age.

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