Journal article

Serological responses of Australian horses using a commercial duplex indirect ELISA following vaccination against strangles

CM El-Hage, H Bannai, AK Wiethoelter, SM Firestone, CM Heislers, JL Allen, AS Waller, JR Gilkerson

AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Objective To determine the nature of serological responses in Australian horses using a commercial duplex indirect ELISA (iELISA) following vaccination against strangles. Design A group (n = 19) of client-owned horses from five properties were recruited to receive a primary course of a Streptococcus equi subsp. equi (S. equi) extract vaccine. Serological responses were determined by duplex iELISA incorporating S. equi-specific fragments of two cell wall proteins, SEQ2190 and SeM (antigens (Ag) A and C, respectively). Methods The horses were administered a primary strangles vaccination course. Blood was collected immediately prior to each of the three vaccinations at 2-week intervals and ad..

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