Navigation Links
Fort Dodge's 'Mosquito Shot' Offers Convenient Protection Against Dangerous Mosquito-Borne Illnesses
Date:3/20/2008

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent outbreak of Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE) in Florida is a strong reminder to horse owners throughout the country to vaccinate their horses against this and other dangerous mosquito-borne diseases. To ensure your horse receives the most complete protection, Fort Dodge Animal Health offers West Nile- Innovator(R)+EWT -- "The Mosquito Shot," the only vaccine that protects against West Nile virus, EEE and Western Equine Encephalomyelitis, plus tetanus, in one convenient vaccine.

This year has already seen the death of five Florida horses diagnosed with EEE, which has a mortality rate in horses of 75 to 90 percent. According to the Florida Association of Equine Practitioners Web site, "If the wet weather (in Florida) persists, 2008 could see a significant number of cases, such as occurred in 2003, when 207 cases of EEE were confirmed (in Florida)."

Florida, however, is only one of the many areas of the country that will likely see horses infected with mosquito-borne illnesses. EEE was diagnosed in 199 horses throughout the country in 2007 and West Nile virus, which also remains a serious threat to horses, was reported in 488 horses in 33 states, including both coasts.

"There's been a reduction in veterinary vaccination in horses against mosquito-borne diseases and whenever that occurs, you can expect to see a resurgence of disease because part of the horse population is not protected," says Tom Lenz, DVM, Vice President of Professional Services at Fort Dodge Animal Health. "Even though they may not currently be headlining the news, it is more important than ever people vaccinate their horses against West Nile virus and Eastern and Western Encephalomyelitis."

The American Association of Equine Practitioners recognizes the importance of vaccination against these mosquito-borne illnesses, and has identified West Nile virus, EEE and WEE among five diseases in a "core vaccination protocol" for adult horses. Also included were tetanus and rabies. Fort Dodge's Mosquito Shot is the only product on the market that protects against four of the five core diseases in one vaccine.

For previously vaccinated horses, the Mosquito Shot is labeled for a single dose annually and is best administered in the spring. Horses that have never been vaccinated against West Nile virus must receive two doses, three to six weeks apart.

Three convenient combinations -- West Nile-Innovator(R)+EW, West Nile- Innovator(R)+EWT and West Nile-Innovator(R)+VEWT -- make it easy to customize protection for every patient. As with all vaccine protocols, horse owners should consult with their veterinarian to evaluate threat levels in their area and determine their horse's current vaccination status to ensure they will have maximum protection.

Fort Dodge Animal Health is a leading global manufacturer of animal health products for the equine, livestock, companion animal, swine and poultry industries. Key equine products include West Nile-Innovator and Innovator(R) combination vaccines, Fluvac Innovator(R) vaccines, and QUEST(R) and QUEST(R) Plus Gel.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Fort Dodge Animal Health
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Free distribution of insecticide-treated mosquito nets can save lives
2. Annual flu shot cuts need for doctors visits, hospitalization among children
3. Childs Flu Shot Helps Whole Family
4. Flu Vaccinations Begin on September 29 Maxim Health Systems to Provide 24,000 Flu Shot Clinics Nationwide
5. More Americans Urged to Get Flu Shots
6. Study Questions Flu Shots Value for Older People
7. AARP Reminds All People 50-Plus to Get a Flu Shot This Year
8. Health Secretary Urges Pennsylvanians to Get a Flu Shot
9. One shot of gene therapy spreads through brain in animal study
10. Where Are You Going to Get Your Flu Shot This Season?
11. AUDIO from Medialink and AARP: Giving Flu Prevention a Shot in the Arm
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... While it’s often important to ... Fortunately, an inventor from Austin, Texas, has identified a solution. , She developed a ... or restricted lighting. As such, it eliminates the need to turn on a light ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , a leading Health ... technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly growing ... form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs to end ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which specializes in the delivery of sub-acute ... of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , Apple Rehab participated with the Shelton ... well as the Connecticut Long Term Care Mutual Aid Plan (LTC-MAP). The LTC-MAP ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional women, brought together some of ... their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. The event was livestreamed with ... 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, click here . , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," ... on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... 2017 OBP Medical , a ... devices, today announced regulatory approval from ... Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA)) to market ... retractor with integrated LED light source and smoke ... exposure of a tissue pocket or cavity during ...
(Date:10/2/2017)...  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ... quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Lilly ... with the investment community and media to further detail ... will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, media ... of the conference call through a link that will ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Labs announces the European launch of their new low volume, high ... in Cambridge, U.K on October 4th. The ... with unprecedented speed and sensitivity while using far less sample volume ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: