They create treatment against Covid-19 with horse serum



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Hundreds of scientists around the world have joined forces to combat the Covid-19. On the one hand, doctors have dedicated themselves to counteracting the symptoms of the coronavirus from hospitals, contributing to the healing of millions of people in the world. And on the other hand, researchers have not rested in the search for new treatments for this infection.

Now, among all the treatments that are being tested, it was recently confirmed that the first harvest of equine serum was completed, which specialists will use to combat Covid-19. Although it sounds strange, it seems it is a promising alternative.

They create treatment against Covid-19 with horse serum

Birmex (Laboratorios de Biológicos y Reactivos de México) is in charge of this entire procedure and on their Twitter they announced: “The first harvest of equine serum for treatment against Covid-19 has been completed. Máximo and Cayetano are the leading Horse horses that gave excellent results for the first hyperimmune Vs squared sera # SARSCoV2. Both mammals are in optimal condition ”, they indicated on Twitter.

The entire population can be calm, since this breed of equine is pure blood and meets all the necessary health requirements for plasma production, Infobae reported.

Already on October 7, Birmex had reported in a statement that it had started the inoculation of horses “with the antigen prepared at the Institute of Biotechnology (IBT) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), for the preparation of serum for anti-SARS-CoV-2 treatment ″.






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“Birmex has extensive experience in the production of hyperimmune serums of equine origin that are used in the treatment of various conditions that compromise the health of Mexicans, such as poisonings from snake bites or scorpions. The efficiency of these products lies in the presence of neutralizing antibodies that were produced by horses immunized with small amounts of the respective poisons ”, they added in the document published on their website.






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“The immunizing agent used in this project is a fraction of the coat of the SARS CoV-2 virus, which was prepared by the Institute of Biotechnology (IBT) of the UNAM. It will be applied following an immunization scheme to a group of horses donated by the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) to Birmex, after the Ministry of Health made the formal request for the production of plasma, with the intention of inducing a vigorous immune response ”, they highlighted.

At each stage of the inoculation process, strict quality control tests were followed, complying with all the sanitary regulations of Mexico, guaranteeing that they will offer people a highly reliable biological.






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Those who are wondering about the health of equines, can rest assured that this procedure does not put horses at risk at all, since the Institutional Committee for the Care of Laboratory Animals (Cicual) is attentive to each stage process.

“The horses are of the autochthonous Santa Gertrudis breed, registered with the United Nations (UN), which was developed after several generations of crosses between equines, the latter being the type of animal with pure blood that meets the appropriate specifications for plasma production ”, detailed Birmex.

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