Antibody response to Influenza booster vaccination in Franches-Montagnes stallions supplemented with Equi-Strath ® : a randomized trial

van Dorland, Hendrika A.; Zanoni, Reto; Gerber, Vinzenz; Jeannerat, Elise; Wiederkehr, Danja; Burger, Dominik (2018). Antibody response to Influenza booster vaccination in Franches-Montagnes stallions supplemented with Equi-Strath ® : a randomized trial Veterinary Medicine and Science, 4(2), pp. 133-139. John Wiley & Sons 10.1002/vms3.95

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Bio-Strath® is a plasmolyzed yeast product enriched with herbs, malt, honey and orange juice. In this study, the effect of Equi-Strath®, the adapted product for horses, on the equine immune system was evaluated. A routine influenza booster vaccination was used as a model to study the effects of Equi-Strath® supplementation on the immune response. Twenty healthy Franches-Montagnes stallions with pre-existing antibody levels were randomly divided into a study group (SG, n = 10) receiving 0.06 mL/kg bodyweight of Equi-Strath®, and a control group (CG, n = 10), receiving the same amount of placebo, daily. The supplement and placebo were given from week 1 until week 14 of the trial. After 10 weeks, the horses were vaccinated with a commercial vaccine containing equine influenza strains of the H3N8 subtype. Antibody titres in blood were measured at day 0 before vaccination, and 14 and 32 days after vaccination. In addition, a complete blood count (CBC) was performed on day 0 and day 32. A linear increase of haemagglutination inhibition titres in both groups was observed after vaccination, but with no difference between treatment groups. CBC components remained unaffected by treatment. In conclusion, daily Equi-Strath® supplementation did not affect the adaptive immune response in stallions after a routine commercial H3N8 influenza booster vaccination.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences > Abteilung Agronomie

Name:

van Dorland, Hendrika A.; Zanoni, Reto; Gerber, Vinzenz; Jeannerat, Elise; Wiederkehr, Danja and Burger, Dominik

Subjects:

S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture

ISSN:

20531095

Publisher:

John Wiley & Sons

Language:

English

Submitter:

Nadine Werndli

Date Deposited:

04 Nov 2019 15:20

Last Modified:

04 Nov 2019 15:20

Publisher DOI:

10.1002/vms3.95

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.8342

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/8342

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