Profile- Debra Elton | Animal Health Trust

She is interested in both large and small animals, as well as complementary and alternative medicine. The next step was deciding what to do about the outbreaks. Those insects pose a threat to both humans and horses. To find out more about the vaccine trial, or how to enroll horses and ponies, please visit www.equinegrasssickness.co.uk or email equinegrasssickness@aht.org.uk. Pregnant mares can be vaccinated during their 8th, 9th and 10th month of pregnancy to minimise the chance and severity of rotavirus diarrhoea in foals. The EIAV system therefore serves as a uniquely dynamic model for the natural immunologic control of lentiviral replication and disease and provides a useful and novel lentivirus system for identifying critical immune correlates of protection and ascertaining the potential for developing an effective prophylactic vaccine to protect horses from EIAV infection. The EIAV system therefore serves as a uniquely dynamic model for the natural immunologic control of lentiviral replication and disease and provides a useful and novel lentivirus system for identifying critical immune correlates of protection and ascertaining the potential for developing an effective prophylactic vaccine to protect horses from EIAV infection.

While the vaccination is not yet ready for use in the general horse population, she reported favorable results thus far in the testing process. Freelance journalist Natalie DeFee Mendik is a multiple American Horse Publications editorial and graphics awards winner specializing in equestrian media. Separate equipment should be used to groom and care for the new horse. She holds a master’s degree in English, specializing in creative writing, from the University of Mississippi in Oxford and earned a bachelor’s in journalism and creative writing with a minor in sciences from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. J Virol. The vaccination strategy for EEE and WEE is comparable to WNV–once or twice annual boosters, depending on length of mosquito season, following an initial priming series. Mark V.

Anaphylaxis is a rapidly developing, exaggerated allergic reaction characterized by a drop in blood pressure, difficulty breathing, and collapse. The role their immune system plays in preventing this disease is unknown. A weakened immune system can also cause shingles in children in the leg. Collaboration: we are open to suggestions where our expertise can contribute to collaborative projects, for which potential funding is available! However, it was not possible to gather relevant information about the EHV immune response under the conditions of this study. During this period I developed a horse challenge model and set up serological assays for West Nile virus infection. of latent EHV-1 DNA detectable in neural, respiratory and lymphoid tissues during latency and reactivation and latency in spf ponies.

David Ortiz gets an asterisk, though he shouldn’t because I have no doubt in my mind that he’s a Hall of Fame baseball player. With regard to the 2016 foaling and covering season, those with unvaccinated or partially-vaccinated mares who normally foal at their next season’s stallion stud or a local boarding stud may need to foal at home and then travel with a healthy foal at foot in 2016. Former Veterinary Science faculty member Roger Doll, DVM, PhD, and others were responsible for determining a great deal of what is known today about EHV-1 and the virus’ clinical signs. Yes, use an Imunomodulator eg. ! Protect from light. are tetanus and equine influenza (flu).

This infection spreads rapidly between unvaccinated horses and, although not usually life threatening, can lead to affected animals being rested for several weeks. Tetanus is an extremely serious condition and often proves fatal. Animals require an initial course of two injections 4-6 weeks apart and a third injection 6 months later. Group 2 mares (n=5) were vaccinated three times intramuscularly with inactivated EHV-1. If you want to discuss the need to use some of these other vaccinations, please contact the surgery on: 0131 664 5606. Young foals and elderly animals, particularly those with pre-existing lung disease, can suffer fatal pneumonias. HRA, FEI, BE).

Although both viruses may cause febrile rhinopneumonitis, EHV-1 is the main cause of abortions, paresis and neonatal foal deaths. Pregnant mares should be kept separate from all other stock, e.g. Equine influenza is a highly infectious respiratory virus, which although rarely fatal can cause high temperature, nasal discharge and coughing. Horses can suffer from a number of viral diseases, EHV is just one of many. We are actively involved with on-going research into equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) and work directly with owners, trainers, regulatory authorities and breeders associations to control any disease outbreaks arising from EHV-1 infection. *What is EHV (Equine Herpes Virus) and how can it affect my horse? We carry out routine health checks as standard with all vaccinations and dental procedures.

Equine Herpesvirus (EHV) is a contagious viral infection which can cause respiratory disease, abortions and neurological  disease. Vaccinations are an important part of your horse’s routine health care and it is the responsibility of the owner or trainer to ensure that their horse meets the requirements demanded by the event organising authority for any event in which they wish to compete.