Australian Equine Vets Welcome Hendra Vaccine Registration

The Hendra virus vaccine received registration from the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority.
Share
Favorite
Close

No account yet? Register

ADVERTISEMENT

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) welcomed the announcement made today (Aug. 5) that the Hendra virus vaccine has received registration from the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).

Ian Fulton, BVSc, MSc, FACVSc, president of Equine Veterinarians Australia, a special interest group of the AVA, said they welcomed the fact the vaccine has met the necessary requirements for registration.

“The APVMA’s requirements to register a vaccine are stringent, and there needs to be solid evidence that the vaccine is both effective and safe for it to be approved,” he said. “Until now, the vaccine has been available on a temporary permit, and during that time any reactions to the vaccine have been recorded and investigated.

“We welcome the release of information about these adverse reactions by APVMA with less than 0.03% of doses causing some kind of adverse reaction; this is in line with what our members have told us—that they have seen only small numbers of problems with the vaccine

Create a free account with TheHorse.com to view this content.

TheHorse.com is home to thousands of free articles about horse health care. In order to access some of our exclusive free content, you must be signed into TheHorse.com.

Start your free account today!

Already have an account?
and continue reading.

Share

Written by:

Related Articles

Stay on top of the most recent Horse Health news with

FREE weekly newsletters from TheHorse.com

Sponsored Content

Weekly Poll

sponsored by:

When do you begin to prepare/stock up on products/purchase products for these skin issues?
108 votes · 108 answers

Readers’ Most Popular

Sign In

Don’t have an account? Register for a FREE account here.

Need to update your account?

You need to be logged in to fill out this form

Create a free account with TheHorse.com!