Keep vaccines refrigerated until they are used.
Make sure that when you are starting or restarting your horse’s vaccinations, you follow this schedule.
1. “Stay at Home” Horses
- West Nile Innovator – EWT - (West Nile, Eastern & Western Encephalomyelitis, Tetanus)
For the West Nile Innovator-EWT, give the first vaccine in March or early April, booster 3-4 weeks later. Vaccinate annually in March or April for the following years. You may even consider a booster shot in early October if the mosquito season is extended.
- Rabies (WI had 123 Rabies positives in from 2008-2013, with 118 bats – 2 in our practice!)
(MN had 682 Rabies positives bats from 2003-2013, 2.54% positive.)
2. “OCCASIONAL EXPOSURE” TO OTHER HORSES
- West Nile Innovator – EWT (West Nile, Eastern & Western Encephalomyelitis, Tetanus)
- Fluvac Innovator EHV – 4/1 (Flu & EHV (Rhino) Respiratory)
- Consider using Pinnacle IN (Strangles)
For the above vaccines, give first vaccine in March or early April, booster 3-4 weeks later. Vaccinate annually in March or April for the following years. Rhino/Flu—booster every 8-12 weeks, if there is high exposure. West Nile Vaccine—you may consider a booster shot in October if the mosquito season is extended.
3. “Horses at shows & competitions, & mares going out to be bred”
- West Nile Innovator--EWT (West Nile, Eastern & Western Encephalomyelitis, Tetanus)
- Fluvac Innovator EHV—4/1 (Flu & EHV [Rhino] Respiratory)
- Pinnacle IN (Strangles)
For the above vaccines, give the first vaccine in March or early April, booster 3-4 weeks later. Vaccinate annually in March or April for the following years.
Rhino/Flu—booster every 8-12 weeks during the show season.
West Nile Vaccine—you may consider a booster shot in October if the mosquito season is extended.
4. For “pregnant mares” – use one of the three above protocols, plus the following:
Give Pneumabort-K + 1B at 5, 7, and 9 months of gestation.
(EHV-1p & EHV-1b (Rhino) Respiratory)
Booster 4 to 6 weeks before due date – West Nile Innovator – EWT (West Nile, Eastern & Western Encephalomyelitis, Tetanus)
5. For foals
Give Tetanus antitoxin at birth if mare was not boostered for Tetanus 4 to 6 weeks prior to due date. Start other vaccines at 2 to 3 months of age. Deworm starting at 1-2 months of age and repeat every month until winter.
6. Deworming adult horses
Deworm in March, May, July, September, & early December (every 2 months). Additional dewormings may be necessary depending on the pasture size, # of horses in the pasture, general health, & exposure to parasites. The early December dewormer gets rid of bots!
7. Rabies protocol
If you want the State of Wisconsin or Minnesota to legally recognize that your horse is Rabies vaccinated, one of the Veterinarians must administer the Rabies vaccine to your horse. We will then record in our medical records that your horse is vaccinated and will issue a Rabies certificate and tag. A veterinarian must administer Rabies vaccine to ensure the legal system and the state recognizes that it was done correctly. We suggest that you follow this protocol if your horse is in contact with the public.
If your horse is not in contact with the public, but you want to protect your horse from Rabies that may be contracted from a bat or wild mammal, you may consider administering the vaccine yourself. Minnesota Laws do not allow us to sell rabies vaccines to you for self-administration to your horses, while you are in the state of Minnesota.
The Rabies vaccination can be given at three months of age or older (2 mL's in the muscle) and should be repeated annually.
8. Vaccines for other diseases (anthrax, botulism, epm, etc.)
These vaccines should be used according to the risk of exposure. These vaccines are available by special order. Please consult our veterinarians if you have questions.
9. Eastern EQUINE Encephalitis (EEE)
As the number of confirmed cases of EEE grows, it is very important keep your horse’s vaccinations up to date.
Please call us if you have any questions! We want your horses to be healthy! Thank you!
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