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International Travel Of Equines May Spread Parasitic Disease Dourine

Dourine is a parasitic venereal disease caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma equiperdum. Also dubbed “covering disease,” it has been described as a neglected-horse disease in the past, but scientists believe that the condition warrants greater attention, including better diagnostics to discover it and better drugs to treat it, mostly because of the increasing international movement […]

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Equine Strangles Vaccine Available In 2020

The Swedish-based biotechnology company Intervacc, has, together with 3P Biopharmaceuticals, the contracted manufacturer of Strangvac in Barcelona, Spain, secured large-scale production of the vaccine against equine strangles. The technology transfer of manufacturing and the verification of reproducibility of the manufacturing process for Strangvac has thereby been completed. The commercial manufacturing of the vaccine, which is […]

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Potential New Vaccine For African Horse Sickness Identified

The International Horse Sports Confederation (IHSC) is pleased to announce that significant steps have been taken towards the identification of a new vaccine for African Horse Sickness (AHS). Over the past three years, the IHSC has supported a number of research projects in collaboration with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). These projects have […]

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There’s Nothing Sweet About Sweet Itch

Sweet itch is a chronic skin condition also called by the names Culicoides hypersensitivity, summer dermatitis or seasonal equine dermatitis. Triggered by the saliva of biting midges or gnats, also called “no-see-ums,” only some horses have a heightened response to the bite, reports The Horse. Culicoides typically live near water and feed in the evenings; […]

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Flu Outbreak In U.S. And Europe Cause For Concern

Equine flu has made headlines in both the United States and Europe recently, as it has been affecting even horses that had been vaccinated against it. Though the type of flu differs slightly between the two countries, with the amount of horses traveling internationally, experts have recommended that vaccines for both strains be given to […]

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Schedule Vaccinations Wisely To Ensure Complete Protection

When traveling off the farm, vaccine administration that is timed correctly can ensure that a horse stays as healthy as possible. When a horse is given a vaccine, his immune system sees the injection as a foreign antigen and rallies his antibodies against it. It takes a few weeks for his body to develop full […]

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The Real Threat Of Rabies In Horses: Always Fatal But Always Preventable

Annual rabies immunization is considered a core vaccine by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP); while rabies cases in livestock is fairly rare, the outcome is deadly if a horse is infected. Rabies is preventable with the administration of the vaccine, which is 100 percent effective. A horse with rabies may initially not look […]

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New Vaccine For Horses With Insect Bite Hypersensitivity

Despite the fact that 10% of the world’s horses and up to 60% of Australian horses suffer from insect-bite sensitivity, a cure has been elusive. A team of veterinarians recently reported it has created an effective vaccine against insect-bite hypersensitivity. According to the researchers*, “insect-bite hypersensitivity is the most common allergic dermatitis in horses.” Classic signs […]

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Senior Horses May Not Need Plethora Of Spring Vaccines

While vaccinations are key to keeping horses healthy, vaccinating horses in their mid- to upper-20s comes with some additional concerns. While it’s important to ask the horse’s veterinarian what vaccines he must receive, if the horse doesn’t leave the farm and is not exposed to other horses, there are some vaccinations that he may not […]

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Commercial Lawsonia Vaccine Soon To Be Available

Foal season will soon be upon us, and the timely subject of an age-specific equine disease should be on the minds of all breeders and foal owners. Equine proliferative enteropathy (EPE) is a transmissible intestinal disease caused by the bacteria Lawsonia intracellularis (LI), commonly known as “Lawsonia disease.” EPE usually affects horses under 1 year […]

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