Tetanus : In our next Newsletter Dental Seminar with Dr Shannon Lee….

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Whilst   Dr   Polsen   is   in   the   USA,   she   will   be   taking   possession   of   an   Inertial   Sensor   System   or   commonly   known   as   a   Lameness   Locator.   This   will   be   the   first   and   only   one   of   its   kind   in   Australia.   The   Lameness   Locator   is   non   invasive   technology   that   utilises   small,   wireless   body   mounted   sensors   giving   the   veterinarian   information   on   the   amplitude   of   the   of   the   lameness,   limb  or  limbs  involved  and  the  stage  of  the  motion  cycle  at  which  the  peak  pain  is  occurring.     The   Lameness   Locator   will   be   used   as   the   objective   measure   for   the   Regeneus   Stem   Cell   research  work  Dr  Tony  Batterham  will  be  conducting  here  at  Quipolly  this  year.     For  more  information  visit  www.equinosis.com  or  contact  our  clinic.       COMING  UP  AT  QUIPOLLY  EQUINE………….     Quipolly  Equine  Centre  will  be  hosting  an  Equine  Dental   seminar   in   July   with   the   date   yet   to   be   confirmed.   We   are   encouraging  all  horse  owners  to  attend  this  event.  Dr  Shannon   Lee,   regarded   as   one   of   Australia’s   leading   equine   dental   veterinarians,   will   be   conducting   this   informative   session.   Details  of  the  seminar  will  be  included  in  our  next  newsletter.  If   you   would   like   to   register   your   interest   prior   please   call   our   office  on  0467  462  088.         In  our  next  Newsletter:   • • • • Dental  Seminar  with  Dr  Shannon  Lee       2013  Breeding  Season  preparation   Report  from  Dr  Leanne  Polsen’s  trip  to  Weatherford,  Texas   Staff  Profile:  Jessica  Schofield  –  Vet  Nurse   EQUINE  FACT  SHEET     VACCINATIONS   TETANUS  AND  STRANGLES   All   horses   should   be   vaccinated   against   Tetanus   and   Strangles   –   Ideally   you   should   commence   a   vaccination   program   on   foals   at   3   months   of   age.   To   ensure   maximum   coverage   for   both   Tetanus   and   Strangles   animals   should   be   given   a   course   of   three   injections   over   a   six   week   period.     Initial  injection  -­‐  Equivac  2  in  1   2  weeks  later  -­‐  Equivac  Strangles   2  weeks  later  –  Equivac  2  in  1     Once  the  animal  has  completed  this  6  week  program  they  will  need  to  be  given  a  Yearly   Booster  of  2  in  1  to  ensure  coverage.     TETANUS   Tetanus   is   a   horrible   bacterial   disease   and   is   fatal   in   80%   of   cases.   The   organism   lives   in   soil  and  manure  and  thrives  in  deep  wounds  where  oxygen  supply  is  limited.  Puncture  wounds   are  the  ideal  site  for  tetanus  to  start.  Signs  will  not  be  instant  –  first  sign  can  be  anywhere  from   1-­‐3  weeks,  and  the  horse  will  exhibit  an  unusual  resting  stance.   As   the   tetanus   organism   Clostridium   tetani   produces   a   powerful   nerve   toxin,   it   causes   strong  muscle  cramps  of  many  muscles  in  the  body.   It   is   an   agonising   death   for   animals   that   are   unlucky   enough   to   get   the   disease.   Those   that  do  survive  the  disease  require  intensive  care,  tube  feeding,  powerful  sedatives  and  muscle   relaxants.   Horses  that  have  an  open  wound  should  be  given  an  Equivac  antitoxin  injection.  This  will   provide  short  term  protection  against  the  disease.       STRANGLES   Unfortunately   vaccinating   against   strangles   is   not   fully   immunising   your   horse   against   the   disease,   however   if   your   horse   is   in   situations   where   it   may   be   exposed   to   the   disease   and   it   is   unlucky   enough   to   get   it,   the   vaccination   will   reduce   the   risk   and   lessen   the   severity   of   the   disease.   Strangles  is  transmitted  from  horse  to  horse,  and  is  common  on  studs  where  horses  are   constantly   moving   between   farms,   showgrounds   are   another   common   place   to   put   a   horse   at   risk  of  the  disease.  It  is  always  advisable  to  use  your  own  water  and  feed  buckets  to  reduce  any   risk  of  infection  from  public  water  troughs  when  out  and  about  with  your  horse.     Other  vaccinations  that  are  available  for  horses  include:       • • • Equine  Herpes  Virus   Salmonella     Hendra  Vaccine.   If   you   would   like   more   information   on   these   vaccinations   please   contact   Quipolly   Equine   Centre   and  speak  to  our  Staff.  

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