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Equine Rotavirus 10 ds Vial


What is Equine Rotavirus 10 ds Vial?
Equine Rotavirus vaccine killed virus for vaccination of pregnant mares to provide passive transfer of antibodies to foals against equine rotavirus.


Who is Equine Rotavirus 10 ds Vial for?
Horses (Pregnant mares)


Why use Equine Rotavirus 10 ds Vial?
-Vaccinating mares helps eliminate the risk of rotavirus infection to new foals.
-Rotavirus outbreaks occur throughout the world, and treatment costs to a farm with large numbers of sick foals can be devastating.
-Equine rotavirus vaccine, approved in 1996, has proven safe and effective in decreasing infection in foals
-Farm management techniques using proper sanitation, isolation and vaccination eliminate most outbreaks.


How Equine Rotavirus 10 ds Vial work?
Vaccines administered to mares at eight, nine and 10 months of gestation decreases rotavirus transmission to foals. The vaccine enhances antibodies against the virus in the mare's milk, and the antibodies will slowly decrease during the first two months of the foal's life. By the time the foal is susceptible to the virus, clinical signs will be minimal.


Manufacturer:
Fort Dodge Laboratories


Active ingredient(s):
Killed Rotavirus
Thimerosal, neomycin, polymixin B and amphotericin B added as preservatives.


How is Equine Rotavirus 10 ds Vial sold?
10ml ds Vial


What are the side effects of Equine Rotavirus 10 ds Vial?
Vomiting and diarrhea may occur and should not last more than seven days.


What special precautions are there?
In some instances, transient local swelling may occur at the injection site


What to do if overdose?
Contact your nearest emergency animal clinic.


How can I store Equine Rotavirus 10 ds Vial?
Store in dark at 2° to 7°C (35° to 45°F). AVOID FREEZING. SHAKE WELL. Use entire contents when first opened.


Pregnant mares, inject one 1 mL dose intramuscularly at the eighth month of pregnancy using aseptic technique. Administer a second 1 mL dose one month later (i.e., at the ninth month of pregnancy). A third 1 mL dose is then given one month later (i.e., at the tenth month of pregnancy). Each pregnancy requires vaccination with 3 doses.


Equine Rotavirus Vaccine Killed Virus
Thimerosal, neomycin, polymixin B and amphotericin B added as preservatives.
 
Equine Rotavirus
 
 

    Equine rotavirus is highly contagious and thought to infect around 50% of foals if the disease is present in their area. Unlike the canine rotavirus which can be transmitted to humans, the equine rotavirus is species specific and known to only affect young foals. Currently, death is not very common following infection from this disease with the exception of very severe cases.


Upon entering the digestive system, the rotavirus replicates and damages the lining of the intestines. It is young foals under the age of six months that are at a higher risk of contracting the equine rotavirus especially if the mother has not been vaccinated. The equine rotavirus is generally transmitted orally by ingesting infected feces. Symptoms include diarrhea which results in dehydration and also depression. Mares should be vaccinated since vaccinating foals is dangerous due to their weaker immune systems.


An entire herd can become infected by the virus as a result of just one infected feces. After infection, foals can shed the virus for as longs as ten days. Therefore infected foals should be kept away from other young horses. In order to prevent or reduce transmission as much as possible adequate hygiene is vital. Bleaches do not destroy the equine rotavirus although other strong disinfectants can be recommended by your vet.

The milder form of the disease presents itself with the foal having soft feces. This usually occurs in this form if the foals are approximately two months of age. As it damages the intestinal lining, the equine rotavirus reduces the ability for the cells to absorb water and other materials. The disease can progress in this way so that the young foal
experiences runny, water-like diarrhea. This can result in dehydration and the foal will become depressed following infection of the equine rotavirus.


Vaccination of mares used for breeding is encouraged so their colostrum contains the needed antibodies to prevent the spread of this the equine rotavirus in foals. This is because foals are unable to produce the correct antibodies in time to destroy the virus following their immune systems being stimulated by the vaccine, and so can still become ill after infection. During pregnancy the mares can be vaccinated every month following the initial one at eight months and the last being at ten months.


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