The U.S. Department of Agriculture has renewed Fort Dodge Animal Health's conditional license for its Sarcocystis neurona, killed protozoa vaccine for one year.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has renewed Fort Dodge Animal Health'sconditional license for its Sarcocystis neurona, killed protozoa vaccinefor one year. The vaccine is intended to aid in preventing Equine ProtozoalMyeloencephalitis (EPM) by aiding in the prevention of disease due to newinfections by Sarcocystis neurona, the organism that causes EPM, the companysays.
This renewal was given as a result of the USDA's review of information suppliedby Fort Dodge describing its progress toward fulfilling the requirementsfor full licensure. The data submitted included: a report describing challengemodel development experiments conducted and in progress; a preliminary reportdescribing studies of the vaccine's ability to induce cell mediated immuneresponses; a progress update concerning the planned multi-center field performancestudy of the vaccine; and a report updating the long-term safety of thevaccine in which field trial horses were followed-up and monitored followingan annual booster administration. No adverse events were noted in the 392horses, the company adds.
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