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RECOMBITEK® delivers advanced and proven technology.

All RECOMBITEK® Brand Equine Vaccines owe at least part of their effectiveness to advanced science called recombinant canarypox-vectored vaccine technology. The combination vaccine, RECOMBITEK rWNV-EWT also uses more traditional killed virus technology for its Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and Western equine encephalitis (WEE) as well as the tetanus toxoid fraction.

The recombinant technology used in RECOMBITEK vaccines stimulates both arms of the horse’s immune system (circulating antibodies and cell-mediated immunity),1,2 and uses only the proteins needed by the horse to stimulate immunity.

RECOMBITEK rWNV-EWT

How to use RECOMBITEK rWNV-EWT.

  • RECOMBITEK rWNV-EWT is safe for horses as young as 4 months of age3
  • Provides four of the five core vaccinations4 in a single annual dose.*,3

RECOMBITEK rWNV-EWT Usage
Dose Age Administration Desiccant (cake) Diluent (liquid) Package
2 mL
annual*
4 months and older Intramuscular (IM) Viral-vectored
recombinant WNV
EEE, WEE
killed virus;
tetanus toxoid
10 x 1 dose
5 x 5 dose
*For previously vaccinated horses. Unvaccinated horses require a primary two-dose vaccination, four to six weeks apart.3

RECOMBITEK rWNV

How to use RECOMBITEK® Equine rWNV vaccine.

  • RECOMBITEK Equine rWNV vaccine is safe for use in horses 2 to 4 months of age and older5
  • Labeled for annual revaccination with a single dose**,6
  • Horses are fully protected 14 days after two-dose series;7 schedule annual vaccinations in advance of the mosquito season
**Following initial two-dose series.

RECOMBITEK Equine rWNV Usage
Dose Age Administration Desiccant (cake) Diluent (liquid) Package
1 mL
annual*
2 to 4 months
and older
Intramuscular (IM) Viral-vectored
recombinant WNV
Sterile diluent
(adjuvant)
10 x 1 dose
5 x 5 dose
*For previously vaccinated horses. Unvaccinated horses require a primary two-dose vaccination, four to six weeks apart.6

RECOMBITEK rWNV

How to use RECOMBITEK rFLU vaccine.

  • RECOMBITEK rFLU vaccine is safe for use in foals 4 months of age and older8
  • Labeled for annual revaccination with a single dose*,8
  • Significantly reduces viral shedding8,9

RECOMBITEK Equine Influenza Virus Vaccine Usage
Dose Age Administration Desiccant (cake) Diluent (liquid) Package
2 mL
annual*
4 months and older Intramuscular (IM) Viral-vectored
recombinant
Sterile diluent
(adjuvant)
10 x 1 dose
5 x 5 dose
*For previously vaccinated horses. Unvaccinated horses require a primary two-dose vaccination, five weeks apart.8

 

1Siger L, et al. Assessment of the efficacy of a single dose of a recombinant vaccine against West Nile virus in response to natural challenge with West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes in horses. American Journal of Veterinary Research  2004;65(11):1459-1462.
2El Garch H, Minke J, et al. A West Nile virus (WNV) recombinant canarypox virus vaccine elicits WNV-specific neutralizing antibodies and cell-mediated immune responses in the horse. Vet Immunol Immunopathol 2008;123:230-239.
3RECOMBITEK rWNV-EWT product label.
4Guidelines for Vaccination of Horses. American Association of Equine Practitioners. Available at: http://www.aaep.org/vaccination_guidelines.htm. Accessed August 3, 2009.
5Data on file at Merial. Study 02-067.
6RECOMBITEK Equine rWNV vaccine product label.
7Data on file at Merial. Study 02-092.
8RECOMBITEK Equine Influenza Virus vaccine product label.
9Paillot R, et al. Antibody and IFN-γ responses induced by a recombinant canarypox vaccine and challenge infection with equine influenza virus. Vet Immuno Immunopathol 2006;112:225-233.

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