Our doctors’ recommendations about what to vaccinate against and when to do it.
What do the vaccination abbreviations mean?
VEE: Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis (not considered a threat in our area)
WNV: West Nile Virus
Flu: Equine Influenza
Rhino: Rhinopneumonitis (Equine Herpes Virus 1 and 4)
Strangles: Strangles/Streptococcus equi (no longer vaccinated for routinely)
Fall (September-October): Flu/Rhino boosters if high risk
* Tetanus should be boostered if a horse is injured, has surgery or develops an abscess and has not received the vaccine within the last 9 months.
A horse may be at high risk for Flu/Rhino if it frequents shows, organized trail rides, rodeos, etc. Any situation where it is exposed to many strange horses.
5th, 7th, 9th month: Rhino
30 days prior to due date: EWT/WNV and deworming
Foals from vaccinated mares
6, 8, 10 months of age: EWT/WNV
Foals from unvaccinated mares
at birth: Tetanus antitoxin
3, 5, 7 months of age: EWT/WNV