Nobivac Rabies

An inactivated vaccine for control of rabies in dogs and cats. This product may only be prescribed by your veterinary practitioner from whom advice must be sought.

Product Information for Vets – Nobivac Rabies

Nobivac Rabies is an inactivated vaccine containing > 2 I.U. Rabies virus strain Pasteur RIV per dose. Also contains Aluminium phosphate as an adjuvant. 0.1 ml Thiomersal are added as a preservative.

Owners wishing to take their pets abroad under the Pet Travel Scheme must ensure that they are microchipped and vaccinated against rabies.

In order to provide sufficient time to meet the requirements of the Pet Passport travel scheme it is recommended that vaccination using MSD Animal Health vaccine against rabies should ideally be done at least three weeks before you travel to ensure animals are demonstrating evidence of immunity before embarking from the Republic of Ireland. They can then return to Ireland as long as a minimum of three weeks have elapsed since vaccination. For dogs or cats from the Republic of Ireland, it is stated on the Summary of Product Characteristics for Nobivac Rabies that “protective levels of circulating antibody are seen in all species within 30 days of vaccination”, data exist that an adequate serological response (≥0.5 IU) has been demonstrated 2 to 3 weeks after vaccination1. Immunity is reached within 30 days, and in keeping with legislation, travel after 21 days can be entered into the pet passport in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. For uses, dosage, contra-indications and warnings please consult product leaflet. Further information is available on request. Use medicines responsibly. 

  1. 2006, Bergman, J., Fensome, R., Optimal Timing of Sampling and Pass Rates of Two Rabies Vaccines, Proceedings of British Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress, Clinical Research Abstracts

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Packaging Quantities 
Cardboard box with 1, 10 or 50 glass type I vials with 1 ml, and carton with 1 vial of type 1 with 10 ml, with a rubber stopper and aluminium cap. Not all presentations may be marketed.

Summary of Product Characteristics

For Summary of Product Characteristics, first click on this link. Then scroll down to Documents section. Subsequently click on PDF version on line opposite Summary of Product Characteristics.