The first test of the vaccine started in 2012 before its public release, and world-leading animal vaccine manufacturer Zoetis (formerly Pfizer) obtained the rights to manufacture it. The vaccine research by the CSIRO won an international award. It was a world-first commercial vaccine for a bio-safety level-4 disease agent and the CSIRO said it was “vigorously tested”. The CSIRO says the vaccine “enhances security for the Australian horse industry and reduces time spent in quarantine” and minimised the chance of Hendra virus mutating.
Angel suffered from severe laminitis shortly after she received the Hendra vaccine back in May at a Gold Coast property. The laminitis unusually was in all four of Angel’s feet, making her having to have special shoes to ease the pain in the laminae soft tissue. A first vet did not give any basis for the laminitis, while a second vet who inspected the horse said he believed it was a reaction to the virus. Blood tests taken for Ross River fever and other possible sources, paid for by the manufacturer of the vaccine, Zoetis, proved inconclusive. Zoetis also wanted Angel tested at a facility at Gympie, but she was too sick to move.
For Sharon, a former NSW resident who now lives on the Gold Coast, it has been heartbreaking watching her daughter wait by Angel’s side. They’ve bought a new pony for her (Charlie) – and the family has vowed not to get the new horse vaccinated for fear the same thing could happen again.
I got a second vet’s opinion and he said straight off the bat “she’s had a Hendra (vaccine) reaction’.
JBS told her the horse need to be vaccinated for Hendra virus. The claim alleges after the first vaccination “Primetime had suffered an injection site reaction, oedema, pain and Pyrex/a and became depressed and touch sensitive after the administration of the HeV injection. She experienced swelling in her joints and over kidneys, pale or white gums, rapid breathing, weight loss, disorientation and was stiff in her movements. As a result of this, Primetime required four months of veterinary care.” She said her $30,000 horse could not be sold.Case claims vaccine maker overstated Hendra virus risk | The Land | NSW
Does any of this sound familiar?
Blame virus on ‘bats’
Develop experimental jab
Mandate every person/horse get it, with no full informed consent, lots of pressure, firing, threats, vaccine passport, etc