Equilis Prequenza Te (equine influenza-virus strains: A/equine-2/South...) - QI05AL01

Updated on site: 09-Feb-2018

Naziv lijeka: Equilis Prequenza Te
Tvar: equine influenza-virus strains: A/equine-2/South Africa/4/03, A/equine-2/Newmarket/2/93, tetanus toxoid
Proizvođač: Intervet International BV
An agency of the European Union

Equilis Prequenza Te

Equine influenza and tetanus vaccine

This document is a summary of the European Public Assessment Report. Its purpose is to explain how the assessment done by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) on the basis of the documentation provided, led to the recommendations on the conditions of use.

This document cannot replace a face-to-face discussion with your veterinarian. If you need more information about your animal’s medical condition or treatment, contact your veterinarian. If you want more information on the basis of the CVMP recommendations, read the scientific discussion (also part of the EPAR).

What is Equilis Prequenza Te?

Equilis Prequenza Te is a vaccine for use in horses. It contains inactivated (killed) whole virus of two equine influenza (flu) strains (‘A/equine-2/South Africa/4/03’ and ‘A/equine-2/Newmarket/2/93’) and tetanus toxoid (chemically inactivated toxin from the tetanus bacterium). The vaccine is available as a suspension for injection.

What is Equilis Prequenza Te used for?

Equilis Prequenza Te is used to vaccinate horses from six months of age against equine influenza and tetanus. The vaccine reduces the signs of equine influenza and the excretion (shedding) of the virus after infection. Equine influenza is a highly contagious disease that is very common in horses but that rarely causes death.

The vaccine also stimulates protection against tetanus to prevent mortality. Tetanus is an acute, often fatal disease caused by the toxin (poison) produced by the bacterium Clostridium tetani. The disease, which usually originates from contaminated wounds, is characterised by overall rigidity (stiffness) and convulsive spasms of the muscles. Horses are very susceptible to tetanus.