Response of Australian veterinarians to the announcement of a Hendra virus vaccine becoming available

Mendez, D., Büttner, P., and Speare, R. (2013) Response of Australian veterinarians to the announcement of a Hendra virus vaccine becoming available. Australian Veterinary Journal, 91 (8). pp. 328-331.

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Abstract

Design: A cross-sectional study of private veterinarians providing equine services in Queensland.

Results: The study revealed that a majority of veterinarians would support the introduction of a Hendra virus (HeV) vaccine. Moreover, almost half of the respondents intended to make vaccination a prerequisite to horse patient presentation. However, participants also responded that a vaccine would not reduce the risk sufficiently to cease or downgrade their HeV management plan and infection control measures.

Conclusion: When devising promoting and marketing campaigns, government agencies and manufacturers should consider private veterinarians' intentions as a significant driver for the uptake of the HeV vaccine.

Item ID: 31717
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1751-0813
Keywords: biosecurity, Hendra virus, infection control, vaccines, veterinarians
Funders: Anton Breinl CentreWildlife Services Fund
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2014 09:47
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070705 Veterinary Immunology @ 80%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070799 Veterinary Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 20%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920120 Zoonoses @ 100%
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