Equiplas BThis page contains information on Equiplas B for veterinary use.
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- Equiplas B Indications
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Equiplas BThis treatment applies to the following species:
Clostridium Botulinum Type B Antitoxin, Equine Origin
For Use In Horses Only By A Licensed Veterinarian
The plasma contains no preservatives or additives. The donor used has been found free of hemolysins against 32 of the main antigens in blood groups A, C, D, K, P, Q, U and negative for agglutinins in blood groups Aa and Qa. Donor has also tested negative for EIA, EVA, dourine, piroplasmosis, brucellosis and glanders.
Equiplas B IndicationThis product can be administered in the following situation: Prophylactic administration to foals less than 1 month of age and adult horses with probable exposure to Clostridium botulinum Type B toxin or spores.
AdministrationThe plasma should be kept frozen until required. It should be thawed using only warm water and then warmed to body temperature. Plasma can be damaged by thawing in very hot water or microwaves. Administer by slow filtered intravenous infusion. Do not add anything to the product. Caution should be taken to avoid volume overload. Complications are very infrequent but may include mild reactions such as tachypnea and trembling. If these symptoms become severe and also include sweating and excessive shaking, it is advisable to slow the rate of administration or to stop and restart in 5-10 minutes. If the symptoms recur or persist, discontinue administration.
Equiplas B CautionThis product is frozen immediately after collection and is not pasteurized. The transmission of viral diseases is possible with the administration of any blood product, as is the development of serum sickness, but these are rare occurrences using plasma in equidae.
Administer Through A Filtered Blood Administration Set
US Vet Lic No. 360
Plasvacc USA Inc., 1535 Templeton Road, Templeton, CA 93465
Single Dose for foal under 1 mo. age
Adult Horse Single Dose
1535 TEMPLETON ROAD, TEMPLETON, CA, 93465
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