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No, the tetanus toxoid (routine vaccine) is not. However, the tetanus antitoxin for horses (which imparts antibodies directly to the horse that were produced by another horse) does. That is why the antitoxin comes with increased risk of adverse reaction and also why it doesn't provide prolonged protection. The toxoid causes the horse's body to develop it's own antibodies against the toxin that causes Tetanus while the antitoxin is pre-made antibodies.

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What is the drug of choice if patient is anti tetanus serum positive?

Tetanus is caused by a toxin released by a bacterial organism. The serum contains antibodies to the toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium tetani. The antibodies inactivate the toxin in the blood stream and prevent an individual from experiencing tetanus.

What is the difference of tetanus toxoid to anti-tetanus serum?

The best answer I have found relating to the "difference" between toxoid and anti serum or anti toxin revolves more around the reason for application. While both may give the same result, the reason for application of each is quite different. Toxoids are given with a view to preventing or avoiding infection. Anti-toxins and Anti-serums are given in medical emergency when it might otherwise be too late to save a life. So, Toxoid to avoid or Anti-toxin in need of quick fixin! Harvey

How is horse serum made?

Horse serum is made by taking horse blood that has developed immunities to toxins. The clotted blood was separated using chemical techniques.

Importance of vaccinate horses for tetnus?

Horses are very susceptible to tetanus, which is caused by a ubiquitous environmental bacteria called Clostridium tetani. Tetanus develops when a horse (or any mammal, including a human) gets a deep puncture wound from an unclean surface - the classic example is stepping on a rusty nail. The bacteria only live in anaerobic conditions, so the wound has to be deep and thin enough that the surface seals over and keep atmospheric air out. If a horse becomes sick with tetanus, it is very rare for the horse to survive. The good news is the vaccine is very effective, widely available and has minimal short or long term side effects. The tetanus vaccine is usually made available as a combination vaccine with several other diseases.

Who discovered tetanus disease?

Several important scientists made significant contributions to the control of tetanus. Arthur Nicolaier (1862-1942) discovered he tetanus bacterium in 1884. Three years later, while engaged in a study of disinfectants, German bacteriologist Emil von Behring noticed that the blood serum of tetanus-immune laboratory rats neutralized the anthrax bacteria. He set about isolating the substance that gave the rats resistance to the bacteria.In the Berlin laboratory of scientist Robert Koch, Behring joined with Japanese bacteriologist Shibasaburo Kitasato, the first person to isolate the tetanus bacterium in pure culture in 1889. He later isolated and described the bacteria that cause diphtheria, anthrax, and bubonic plague. Behring and Kitasato discovered that the presence of tetanus and diphtheria toxins in blood cause the blood to produce antitoxins that neutralize the poisonous substances. When they injected small amounts of tetanus toxin into animals, the animals produced antitoxins, which gave them immunity from the disease. Furthermore, blood serum containing antitoxins extracted from these animals and injected it into other animals, gave the new animals immunity to tetanus, as well.They called this procedure "blood serum therapy."Behring developed a way to produce antitoxin serum in guinea pigs, and later developed a toxin-antitoxin mixture which was an effective vaccine against tetanus. In 1893, French scientist, Pierre-Paul-Emile Roux (1853-1933), assistant to Louis Pasteur at the Pasteur Institute, developed improved procedures for using antitoxin serum to prevent as well as treat tetanus.

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