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EVA vaccination question

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Veronique Dumas
Nursing Foal
Username: Formosus

Post Number: 16
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 12:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Can I vaccinate my non pregnant mare in the fall and breed her to a EVA positive (shedder) stallion the following spring?
 

Jos
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 2958
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 09:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Absolutely!

If you were in parts of the world where the inactivated virus vaccine "Artervac®" is used, then you would have to do a second shot after the first (a "booster"), but as I happen to know that you are in North America, where Arvac® is used, a single vaccination is all that is required to get adequate immunity for about a year. Note that you should vaccinate annually (or check titre levels are adequate).

Note too that you should still quarantine the mare for about 10-14 days (ideally) after breeding, as she may be shedding virus from the semen during that time, and although it will not pose a threat to her, it could to other unvaccinated horses.
 

Veronique Dumas
Nursing Foal
Username: Formosus

Post Number: 17
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 02:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Jos,
Yes we are in western Canada, and yes she will be quarantined after breeding as well as when she gets the vaccine.
Yipee!



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