Evaluating the Benefits of Equiplas: An Interview with Dr Jaco Joubert

With its efficacy in treating so many different indications, it can be hard to overstate the role Equiplas plays in equine practices across Australia. We sat down with Dr. Jaco Joubert to learn about how he incorporates Equiplas into his practice as well as his thoughts on the role equine plasma has played in the wider veterinary field.  (The following …

A Better Standard of Care: Managing Botulinum Infection with Equiplas B

What is Botulism? Botulism is a serious condition resulting from bacterial infection by Clostridium botulinum. While botulism can affect all mammals including humans, horses—both adults and foals—are particularly susceptible due to their heightened sensitivity to the neurotoxins produced by the bacteria, which, if untreated, can lead to paralysis and death.  Ubiquitous on nearly all continents, botulism-causing bacteria are commonly found …

Meet the Donor Herd at Plasvacc

We’re proud to give our donor horses a chance to live out their best life at our ranch in the rolling hills of Templeton, CA. As unique as you or I, every member of our donor family has its own story—and distinct personality to go along with it! We introduced you to Elvis, Cooper, and Ginobili in our first meet …

Plasvacc Expands to UK, Acquiring Veterinary Immunogenics

PENRITH, UNITED KINGDOM — Plasvacc UK Ltd. is pleased to announce its entry into the United Kingdom through its acquisition of Veterinary Immunogenics Inc. Effective immediately, Plasvacc will undertake the day-to-day management of Veterinary Immunogenics under the oversight of site manager Fergus Macarthur. Incorporated in 1992, Veterinary Immunogenics has been producing and supplying hyperimmunized equine plasma products for veterinary use …

Investing in Animal Health: Introducing the Plasvacc Veterinary Blood Bank

Plasvacc USA is pleased to announce its newest division, the Plasvacc Veterinary Blood Bank. Headquartered in Brock, Texas, the blood bank now allows Plasvacc to offer canine—and soon feline—whole-blood products in addition to our existing lineup of industry-leading hyperimmunized plasma products and diagnostic supplies. Initially serving the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, we hope to soon offer whole-blood products to a …

Why Caniplas Should Be in Every Vets’ Freezer

The process of plasmapheresis has been a staple of modern medicine for nearly 60 years, enabling countless therapies across a wide variety of care disciplines. And while its introduction into veterinary standards of care took several more decades, the process was originally successfully proven all the way back in 1916 with a canine patient.  Today, the procedure has benefitted from …

How Our Plasma Purity and Safety Protocols Impact Your Patient Outcomes

While the efficacy of plasma treatments has been long proven, they’re still only as effective as they are safe. With the highest possible level of safety and efficacy serving as our primary goal for each and every one of our products here at Plasvacc, we take great pride in adhering to the most stringent quality control and safety processes in …

Why 100% Traceable, Single-source Donor, Cell-free Plasma Matters

Here at Plasvacc, we’ve devoted decades to developing our donor management and collection processes in order to provide the safest, most effective licensed equine and canine plasma products possible. Plasvacc was started for the benefit of our very own animals, and it has been a tireless labor of love to create a product lineup that sets the bar for current …

What is Failure of Passive Transfer in Foals? A Comprehensive Look

Veterinary professionals working with horses know just how devastating Failure of Passive Transfer (FPT) in foals can be. A serious condition that places newborn foals at risk of developing life-threatening complications, FPT can occur in 10-20% of foals, which in the U.S. alone can account for nearly 4,000 foals in a given year At Plasvacc, we’ve worked hard to develop …

Get to Know Plasvacc USA — Meet the Team!

Headquartered in Templeton, CA, Plasvacc USA Inc. was founded in 1987 and occupies over 60 acres of gently rolling countryside in the heart of California’s Central Coast. Home to our donor herd, we take immense pride in giving them such an amazing place to call home.  Our herd has plenty of room to roam in the large, irrigated, pastures. Century-old …