Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Asked: 15/1/2008, 20:42 by Tertia Thackwray.
Answered: 20/1/2008, 21:46 by James Urry.
When you talk about an outbreak, we presume that you mean mild symptoms of AHS.
This is probably due to the vaccine being a Live Attenuated Vaccine. It most certainly can cause AHS symptoms and in very rare cases, in young animals, even death. This does not mean do not vaccinate as it is still the best preventative measure we have.
Enormous strides are being made in the development of new vaccines but it will take years before these are commercially available.
Submitted by: Dr Dave Mullins, Equine Veterinarian.