Influenza Vaccine Updates

According to Equine Disease Quarterly, which is published by the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center and sponsored by Lloyd's, the Influenza Expert Surveillance Panel this year recommended that influenza vaccines contain the following:

American Lineage Virus:

An A/eq/South Africa/4/03 (H3N8)-like virus.*

  *A/eq/Ohio/03 is acceptable.

European Lineage Virus:

An A/eq/Newmarket/2/93 (H3N8)-like virus.**

 **A/eq/Suffolk/89 and A/eq/Borlange/91, currently used vaccine strains, are acceptable.

Talk to your veterinarian about vaccination protocols.

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