Intervacc’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr Andrew Waller participate at the Dutch Equine Conference
Stockholm, November 24, 2022 – The Dutch Equine Conference is one of the Benelux region equine veterinary profession’s events, and it is back again this year! Intervacc’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr Andrew Waller will participate in two sessions about the prevention of equine strangles on Friday the 25th of November at 13:40 pm and at 16.20 pm.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity to speak about equine strangles directly to equine professionals at the Dutch Equine Conference. There are new and important tools in the preventative work against this terrible disease that causes much suffering among horses in the UK and throughout the world”, says Dr Andrew Waller, Chief Scientific Officer at Intervacc.
Dr Andrew Waller studied the evolution, transmission, and prevention of Streptococcus equi and Streptococcus zooepidemicus for over 17 years in his role as Head of Bacteriology at the Animal Health Trust. He collaborates with world leading researchers in over 20 countries around the world, has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers on streptococcal infections of animals and has utilised these research findings to develop novel diagnostic tests and vaccines with which to improve animal health. Andrew joined Intervacc in 2020 where he continues to work towards improving the health of animals.
Strangles, caused by Streptococcus equi, remains one of the most prevalent infectious diseases of horses worldwide. The transmission of S. equi is facilitated by its ability to persist within the guttural pouches of recovered horses, presenting a challenge to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infection. Andrew’s presentation will describe how this host-restricted pathogen establishes infection and evades host immune responses to be transmitted to naïve animals. The diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of strangles provide opportunities to break the cycle of infection towards the eradication of S. equi from premises with endemic infection. Andrew will describe the latest advances in diagnostic and preventative measures towards improving the health of horses.
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