Hendra virus vaccine has been approved for horses.
Hendra virus vaccine has been approved for horses. Claudia Baxter

Hendra virus vaccine for horses approved

A NATIONAL regulator has approved a vaccine to treat Hendra virus - a virus potentially deadly to both horses and humans - despite possible links to horse deaths.

The Hendra virus vaccine for horses was registered with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority on Tuesday.

The registration came after ABC Rural earlier this year reported concerns over alleged side effects including death.

During the permit period, vets and owners were required to report any reactions their horses faced after receiving the injection.

The APVMA found possible links between seven horse deaths and the vaccine, developed by US company Zoetis.

Read more at Brisbane Times

 


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