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Streptococcus equi vaccine

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Contributor(s):

Vetstream Ltd

Synonym(s): Strangles vaccine


Introduction

Name

  • Streptococcus equivaccine.

UK

  • A live attenuated vaccine (Equilis StrepE- Intervet), administered by submucosal injection, did come onto the market in 2004 but was withdrawn a couple of years later due to manufacturing problems. However, following three years of additional research and development Intervet have now re-introduced it to the market (March 2011).

For further information in the UK see the Horserace Betting Levy Board's Codes of Practice on  Strangles .

USA

  • Various strangles vaccines are available.

Class of drug

  • Vaccine.

Description

Storage requirements

  • 2-7°C.
  • Avoid freezing.
  • Protect from light.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Submucosal

  • Vaccine strain is resistant to aminoglycosides, sulfonamides, flumequine and trimethoprim-sulfa combinations.
  • Vaccine strain is sensitive to penicillins, tetracyclines, macrolides and lincomycin.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Harms C et al (2014) Detection of modified-live equine intranasal vaccine pathogens in adult horses using quantitative PCR. Vet Rec 175 (20), 510 PubMed.
  • Reinhold B & Venner M (2010) Safety of multiple, submucosal inoculations of a live attenuated strangles vaccine in pregnant mares. Equine Vet Educ 22 (1), 40-42.

Other sources of information

  • Horserace Betting Levy Board (2016) Codes of Practice.5th Floor, 21 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3HF, UK. Tel: +44 (0)207 333 0043; Fax: +44 (0)207 333 0041; Email: enquiries@hblb.org.uk; Website: http://codes.hblb.org.uk.
  • Bishop Y (2005) Ed. The Veterinary Formulary. 6th edn. British Veterinary Association and Pharmaceutical Press.
  • Medical Economics, Entriken T L, Veterinary Healthcare Communications (2001/2002) Eds. Veterinary Pharmaceuticals and Biologicals.12th edn. Medical Economics Company.
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