Intervacc’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr Andrew Waller will speak about the prevention of equine strangles at the London Vet Show

Stockholm, November 16, 2022 – The London Vet Show is one of the veterinary profession’s favourite events, and it is back again this year! Intervacc’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr Andrew Waller will speak in a CPD (Continuing Professional Development) session about the prevention of equine strangles on Thursday the 17th of November at 12:30 pm and on Friday the 18th of November at 12.35pm.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to speak about equine strangles directly to professionals at the London Vet Show. 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.

The CPD sessions organised by Dechra are offered on a first come, first served basis, and are expected to be well attended.

The event at ExCeL, London includes topics ranging from small and large animal medicine, farm, equine and practice management to veterinary nursing and exciting industry innovations. If you’re looking for a stable diet of ideas, inspiration, and innovation, you’ll find it at the London Vet Show!

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 AB 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.

For more information please contact:
Andreas Andersson, CEO
Phone: +46-8-120 10 601, cell +46-73-335 99 70
E-mail: andreas.andersson@intervacc.com

The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above on November 16, 2022, 07.30 CET.

About Intervacc
Intervacc AB is a Swedish company within animal health developing vaccines for animals. The Company’s vaccine and vaccine candidates are based on several years of research at Karolinska Institutet and Swedish University of Agricultural Research where the foundation was laid for the Company´s research and development work. The Intervacc share has been listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market since April 2017 with Eminova Fondkommission AB as Certified Adviser.

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