Home Shop Classified News, Stories Events Education Ridecamp Videos Cartoons AERC
Endurance.Net Home Ridecamp Archives
ridecamp@endurance.net
[Archives Index]   [Date Index]   [Thread Index]   [Author Index]   [Subject Index]

Re: [RC] [RC] last thing-vaccine - April

Here is a follow-up from Dr. Timoney on the use of a test to determine the need for the vaccine. Gotta love Google.

"As with many vaccinations, there is controversy surrounding the use of S. equi vaccines. Performing a risk-benefit analysis to determine when testing and vaccination are indicated may be helpful. Testing, using the SeM-specific ELISA, to determine titer levels aids in identifying horses with existing high levels of antibodies that may predispose them to developing purpura hemorrhagica and to determine the need for vaccination/booster."

http://www.idexx.com/equine/equineedge/2007summer.jsp#four

Wonder how available this test is?

April
Nashville, TN
http://endurancerider.blogspot.com

On 8/17/07, Amy Major <mjr_my@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
 
Link to an article from Dr. Timoney.  Extremely well written.  Perhaps more relevant.
 

Replies
[RC] last thing-vaccine, Amy Major