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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."


Wonder how available this test is?

Nashville, TN

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

[RC] last thing-vaccine, Amy Major