VIRBAGEN OMEGA 5 INTERFERON FOR DOGS AND CATS

Australia - English - APVMA (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority)

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Active ingredient:
RECOMBINANT OMEGA INTERFERON OF FELINE ORIGIN
Available from:
VIRBAC (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD
Class:
Veterinary Medicine
Therapeutic group:
CAT | DOG - ADULT | CAT - QUEEN | CAT - TOM | KITTEN
Therapeutic area:
IMMUNOTHERAPY
Therapeutic indications:
CANINE PARVOVIRUS | FELINE CALICIVIRUS | CALICIVIRUS (FELINE) | FCV | PARVOVIRUS
Authorization status:
Registered
Authorization number:
52959
Authorization date:
2002-02-05

VIRBAC (AUSTRALIA) PTY. LTD.

Document No:

Virbagen

Revision C MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

Product Name:

Virbagen Omega 10 and Virbagen Omega 5 Page: 1 of 4

Date of Issue

17 September,

2008

Emergency:Virbac: 02 9772 9772 or1800 242 100(Business hours only)

Section 1 - Identification of Chemical Product and Company

Company: Virbac (Australia) Pty.Ltd

ABN 77 003 268871

Address 361 Horsley Rd, Milperra, NSW 2214, Australia

Locked Bag6000, Milperra BusinessCentre, NSW 1891, Australia

Telephone: (02) 9772 9772 or 1800 242 100

Fax: (02) 9772 9773

Emergencyphone As above during business hours; answering machine after hours

Substance: Freeze driedrecombinantomega interferon of feline origin pluscertain additives.

Presented asfreezedried active ingredient plussterile saline for reconstitution.

Trade Name: Virbagen Omega 10 and Virbagen Omega 5

Product Code: VOMEG010and VOMEG005

Product Use: As an adjuncttreatment for canine parvovirus in dogsand felinecalicivirus infections

in cats.

Creation Date: August, 2002

Revision Date: January, 2008

Section 2 - Hazards Identification

STATEMENTOF HAZARDOUS NATURE

This productis classifiedas:Not classified ashazardous according to the criteria of ASCCAustralia.

Not a Dangerous Good according to theAustralian DangerousGoods (ADG) Code.

Risk Phrases:Not Hazardous -No criteria found.

SafetyPhrases:Not Hazardous- Nocriteria found.

SUSDP Classification:S4

ADG Classification:None allocated.Not a Dangerous Good.

UN Number:None allocated

EmergencyOverview

Physical Description & colour: Freeze dried powder.

Odour:No data.

Major Health Hazards:No major health hazardsare known.

Potential Health Effects

Inhalation

Short termexposure:Available data indicates that this product isnot harmful. However product is unlikely to

cause any discomfort or irritation.

Long Term exposure:No data for health effectsassociatedwith long term inhalation.

Skin Contact:

Short termexposure:Available data indicates that this product is not harmful. It should present no hazards in

normal use. However product is unlikelyto cause anydiscomfort in normal use.

Long Term exposure:No data for health effectsassociatedwith long term skin exposure.

Eye Contact:

Short termexposure:Available data shows that this product is not harmful.

Long Term exposure:No data for health effectsassociatedwith long term eye exposure.

Ingestion:

Short termexposure:Available data shows that this product is not harmful. This product is unlikely to cause any

irritation problems in theshort or longterm.

Long Term exposure:No data for health effectsassociatedwith long term ingestion.

VIRBAC (AUSTRALIA) PTY. LTD.

Document No:

Virbagen

Revision C MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

Product Name:

Virbagen Omega 10 and Virbagen Omega 5 Page: 2 of 4

Date of Issue

17 September,

2008

Emergency:Virbac: 02 9772 9772 or1800 242 100(Business hours only)

Carcinogen Status:

ASCC:No significant ingredient isclassified ascarcinogenic by ASCC.

NTP:No significant ingredient is classified as carcinogenic by NTP.

IARC:No significant ingredient isclassified ascarcinogenic by IARC.

Section 3 – Composition/Information on Ingredients

Ingredients CAS No Conc,% TWA (mg/m3) STEL (mg/m3)

Recombinantomega interferon of felineorigin not set 5 million unitsnot set not set

Other non hazardous ingredients (stabilisers) secret to 100 not set not set

This isa commercial product whose exact ratio of components may vary slightly. Minor quantities of other non

hazardousingredients arealso possible.

The TWA exposure value is the average airborne concentrationof aparticular substance when calculatedover a normal 8 hourworking dayfor a 5

dayworkingweek. The STEL (Short Term Exposure Limit) isan exposure value thatshould notbe exceeded for morethan 15 minutes andshould

not be repeated for more than 4 times per day. There should be atleast 60 minutes between successive exposures atthe STEL. The term "peak "is

used when theTWA limit, because of the rapid action of the substance, should neverbe exceeded, even briefly.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures

General Information:

You should call The Poisons Information Centre if youfeel that you may have been poisoned, burned orirritated by

this product. The number is13 1126 fromanywhere inAustralia and is availableat all times. Have this MSDS with

you whenyou call.

Accidental self-injection: If possiblethe application of gentle squeezing pressure with absorbent material (e.g.

facial tissue) at the injection site will swabup unabsorbedmaterial. Strong squeezing of the siteshould be avoided.

The damaged areashouldbe thoroughly cleansed and a topical antisepticapplied.

Contact orPoisoning: From the available evidence, this product would appear to offer nosignificant health

hazard by any exposure route. Consequently, First Aid is not generally required.If in doubt, contact a Poisons

InformationCentre ora doctor.

Section 5 – Fire Fighting Measures

Fire and Explosion Hazards: Thereis no risk ofan explosionfrom this product under normal circumstances if it is

involved in a fire.

Only small quantities of decomposition productsare expected fromthis products at temperaturesnormallyachievedin

a fire.

Fire decomposition products from this product are likely tobe harmful if inhaled. Takesuitableprotective measures.

Extinguishing Media:Not Combustible. Use extinguishing media suited to burning materials.

Fire Fighting:

Flash point: Doesnot burn.

Upper FlammabilityLimit: Doesnot burn.

Lower FlammabilityLimit: Doesnot burn.

Autoignitiontemperature: Not applicable - does not burn.

Flammability Class: Doesnot burn.

Section 6 – Accidental Release Measures

Accidental release:In the event of a majorspill,prevent spillage fromentering drains or water courses. As a

minimum, wear overalls, gogglesand gloves. Nospecial recommendationsfor clothing materials. Stop leak if safe to

do so, and contain spill. Absorb onto sand, vermiculiteor othersuitable absorbentmaterial. If spill is too large or if

absorbent material is not available, try to create a dike tostop material spreadingor goinginto drainsorwaterways.

Sweep upand shovel orcollect recoverable product into labelledcontainers for recycling orsalvage, and dispose of

promptly. Recyclecontainerswhereverpossible after carefulcleaning. After spills, wash areapreventing runoff from

entering drains. If a significant quantity of material entersdrains, advise emergency services. This materialmay be

suitable for approvedlandfill. Ensure legality of disposalby consulting regulations prior to disposal. Thoroughly

launder protective clothingbeforestorage or re-use. Advise laundryof nature of contamination whensending

contaminatedclothing to laundry.

VIRBAC (AUSTRALIA) PTY. LTD.

Document No:

Virbagen

Revision C MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

Product Name:

Virbagen Omega 10 and Virbagen Omega 5 Page: 3 of 4

Date of Issue

17 September,

2008

Emergency:Virbac: 02 9772 9772 or1800 242 100(Business hours only)

Section 7 – Handling and Storage

Handling:Keep exposureto this product to a minimum, and minimise the quantities kept in work areas. Check

Section 8 of this MSDS for details of personal protectivemeasures,and make sure that those measures arefollowed.

The measuresdetailed below under "Storage" shouldbe followed during handling in order tominimise risks to

personsusing the productin the workplace. Also, avoidcontact or contamination of productwith incompatible

materials listed in Section 10.

Storage:This product is aScheduled Poison. Observe all relevantregulationsregardingsale, transport and storage

of this class ofpoison. Make sure that containers of thisproduct arekept tightly closed. Makesure that the product

does not comeinto contactwith substanceslisted under "Materials toavoid" in Section 10. Someliquid preparations

settle orseparate onstanding and may require stirringbefore use.Check packaging - theremay be further storage

instructionsonthe label.

Section 8 Exposure Controlsand Personal Protection

The followingAustralian Standards will provide general advice regarding safety clothing and equipment:

Respiratory equipment:AS/NZS 1715, Protective Gloves:AS 2161, Industrial Clothing:AS2919, Industrial Eye

Protection:AS1336andAS/NZS 1337, Occupational ProtectiveFootwear:AS/NZS2210.

Exposure Limits TWA (mg/m 3 ) STEL (mg/m 3 )

Exposure limits have not been established by ASCC for any of the significant ingredients in thisproduct.

Ventilation:No special ventilation requirements arenormally necessary for thisproduct. Howevermake sure that

the work environment remainsclean and that dusts are minimised.

Eye Protection:Eye protection isnot normally necessary whenthis product is beingused.However, if in doubt,

wearsuitableprotective glasses or goggles.

Skin Protection:The information at hand indicates that this product is not harmful and that normally no special skin

protection isnecessary. However, we suggest that you routinely avoid contactwith all chemical productsand that you

wearsuitablegloves (preferably elbow-length)when handling thisproduct.

Protective Material Types:There is no specific recommendation for anyparticularprotective material type.

Respirator:Usually, no respiratoris necessary whenusing this product. However, if you have any doubts consult

the AustralianStandard mentioned above.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties:

Physical Description & colour: Freezedriedpowder.

Odour:No data.

Boiling Point:Not applicable.

Freezing/Melting Point:Decomposes before melting.

Volatiles:Not available.

Vapour Pressure:No data.

Vapour Density:No data.

Specific Gravity:No data.

Water Solubility:Dispersible.

pH:No data.

Volatility:No data.

Odour Threshold:No data.

Evaporation Rate:No data.

Coeff Oil/water distribution: No data

Section 10 – Stabilityand Reactivity

Reactivity:This product isunlikely to react ordecompose undernormal storage conditions. However, if you have

any doubts, contact the supplier for advice onshelf life properties.

Conditions to Avoid:This product should bekept in a cool place, preferably below30°C.

Incompatibilities:No particular incompatibilities.

Fire Decomposition:Only minor quantities of decomposition products are expected at temperaturesnormally

achieved in afire. Carbondioxide, and ifcombustionis incomplete,carbon monoxide and smoke. Water. Carbon

monoxide poisoning produces headache, weakness, nausea, dizziness, confusion, dimnessofvision, disturbance of

judgment, and unconsciousness followed by coma and death.

Polymerisation:This product is unlikely to undergopolymerisation processes.

VIRBAC (AUSTRALIA) PTY. LTD.

Document No:

Virbagen

Revision C MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

Product Name:

Virbagen Omega 10 and Virbagen Omega 5 Page: 4 of 4

Date of Issue

17 September,

2008

Emergency:Virbac: 02 9772 9772 or1800 242 100(Business hours only)

Section 11 – Toxicological Information

Target Organs: There is no data to hand indicatingany particular target organs.

Classification of Hazardous Ingredients

IngredientRisk Phrases

No hazardousingredientspresent in hazardous concentrations.

Section 12 – Ecological Information

This product isbiodegradable. It will notaccumulate in the soil orwater orcause long term problems.

Section 13 – Disposal Considerations

Disposal:Containersshould be emptied as completely as practical before disposal. If possible, recycle containers

either in-house or send to recycle company. If this is notpractical, send to a commercial wastedisposalsite. Please

do NOT dispose intosewers orwaterways.

Section 14 – Transport Information

ADG Code:This productis not classified as aDangerousGood. No special transport conditions are necessary

unless required by other regulations.

Section 15 – RegulatoryInformation

AICS:All of the significant ingredients inthis formulation are to be found in the public AICS Database.

Section 16 – Other Information

This MSDS contains onlysafety-related information. For other data see product literature.

Contact point: Technical Manager, QA Manager or R&D Director

Telephone (02) 9772 9772 or 1800 242 100

Fax (02) 9772 9773

Acronyms:

ADG Code Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail

AICS Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances

CAS number Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number

HazchemNumber Emergency action code ofnumbers andletters that provide information to

emergency servicesespecially firefighters

IARC International Agency forResearch onCancer

ASCC Office of the Australian Safety and CompensationCouncil

NOS Not otherwisespecified

NTP National Toxicology Program (USA)

R-PhraseRisk Phrase

SUSDP Standard for the Uniform Scheduling ofDrugs & Poisons

UN NumberUnited Nations Number

THIS MSDS SUMMARISES OUR BEST KNOWLEDGEOFTHEHEALTHAND SAFETYHAZARD INFORMATIONOFTHE PRODUCT AND

HOW TOSAFELYHANDLE ANDUSE THE PRODUCT INTHE WORKPLACE.EACH USER MUSTREVIEW THIS MSDS IN THECONTEXTOF

HOW THE PRODUCT WILLBE HANDLEDANDUSED IN THE WORKPLACE.

IF CLARIFICATIONORFURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDEDTOENSURETHATAN APPROPRIATE RISK ASSESSMENT CANBE MADE,

THE USER SHOULD CONTACTTHIS COMPANY SOWE CAN ATTEMPT TOOBTAIN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROMOUR SUPPLIERS

OURRESPONSIBILITYFOR PRODUCTS SOLDIS SUBJECT TO OURSTANDARD TERMS ANDCONDITIONS, ACOPYOFWHICH IS SENT

TOOUR CUSTOMERS AND IS ALSOAVAILABLEONREQUEST.

Please read all labels carefully before using product.

This MSDS isprepared in accord with the ASCCdocument “National Code of Practice for the Preparation

of Material Safety DataSheets” 2nd Edition [NOHSC:2011(2003)]

Copyright ©Kilford & Kilford Pty Ltd, September,2008.

http://www.kilford.com.au/ Phone (02) 9251 4532

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