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Rotavirus A vaccine

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Synonym(s): ERVA vaccine


Introduction

Name

  • Equine rotavirus A (ERVA) vaccine.

Class of drug

  • Vaccine.

Description

Storage requirements

  • In dark.
  • 2-7°C/35.6-44.6°F.

Uses

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Indications

  • Protection of foals born to vaccinated dams against equine rotavirus group A.
  • Vaccination of mares provides passive transfer of antibodies to foals (IgG and IgA).
  • Mares vaccinated with three doses at 8th, 9th and 10th month of gestation in each pregnancy.

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

Precautions

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Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Dwyer R M (2004) Rotavirus vaccination on foals. Equine Dis Q 13 (1) UKY.
  • Browning G F, Chalmers R M & Snodgras D R (1991) The prevalence of enteric pathogens in diarrhoeic Thoroughbred foals in Britain and Ireland. Equine Vet J 23, 405-407 PubMed.
  • Conner M E (1980) Rotavirus infections in foals. Am J Vet Res 41, 1699-1703 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Bishop Y (2004) Ed The Veterinary Formulary. 4th edn. British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society, UK.
  • Holt K K (1999) Ed Veterinary Pharmaceuticals and Biologicals (1999/2000) 11th edn. Veterinary Medical Publishing Group.

Organisation(s)

  • National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines. Website: www.noahcompendium.co.uk.

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