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Research: Concurrent Vaccination Against Equine Influenza and EHV

Credit: Thinkstock The primary objective of this study was to determine the impact of the concurrent use of EIV and EHV-1/ 4 vaccines in Thoroughbred racehorses on their humoral immune response to EIV. An open access article from Wiley Online Library was released titled, "Concurrent vaccination against equine influenza and equine herpes virus - a practical approach." The conclusion from this research was, "In this study concurrent vaccination against EIV and EHV 1/4 increased the response to EIV and did not compromise the humoral immune response to EHV 1/4." The article noted that the laboratory work that was carried out at the Irish Equine Centre was funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.  SUMMARY Background: There is a lack of information concerning concurrent administration of vaccines against equine influenza virus (EIV) and equine herpes virus 1 and 4 (EHV-1/4). Objectives: The primary objective of this study was to determine the impact of the concurrent use of EIV and EHV-1/ 4 vaccines in Thoroughbred racehorses on their humoral immune response to EIV. Methods: This study was carried out on a population of 30 horses using an... Continue Reading

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