Athens Veterinary Service

625 West Limit
Athens, WI 54411

(715)257-7003

www.athensvetservice.com

Equine Vaccinations

When planning out a vaccination schedule for your horse it is important to think about when the horse will be susceptible to diseases. Even if you do not take your horse off the property it is highly recommended to vaccinate your horse from mosquito and other animal transmitted diseases. March or April are good months to start a vaccination schedule. If you do plan to transport your horse before that time it is wise to vaccinate your horse up to two weeks before planned exposure.

Vetera Gold (6-way)

Killed Virus, Protects horses for up to 12 months

  • EEE, WEE, Rhino, Influenza, Tetanus, and West Nile
  • Given intramuscularly
  • Vaccinated adults: Revaccinated annually 1 dose
  • Unvaccinated adults: Give 1st dose then booster in 3-4 weeks. Then revaccinated annually
  • Weanlings: Can give 1st dose at 4-6 months of age then booster in 4-6 weeks. Once boostered then you can revaccinate annually.

Rabies

  • Killed Virus, Protects horses for up to 12 months
  • Given intramuscularly
  • Vaccinated adults: Revaccinated annually 1 dose
  • Unvaccinated adults: Give 1st dose then booster in 3-4 weeks. Then revaccinated annually
  • Weanlings: Can give 1st dose at 4-6 months of age then revaccinate annually

Strangles

  • Modified Live Vaccine, Protects up to 12 months
  • Given Intranasal
  • Modified live vaccines have been shown to stimulate a high level of immunity. Some horses may show noncontiguous respiratory signs such as nasal discharge or swollen lymph nodes.
  • Vaccinated adults: Revaccinate annually
  • Unvaccinated adults: Give 1st dose then 2nd dose 2-3 weeks later. Booster annually
  • Can begin vaccinating at 9 months of age

Encephalomyelitis, West Nile Virus

  • EEE, WEE and WNV Killed Virus, Protects up to 12 months
  • Given intramuscularly
  • Vaccinated adults: Revaccinated annually 1 dose
  • Unvaccinated adults: Give 1st dose then booster in 3-4 weeks. Then revaccinated annually
  • Weanlings: Can give 1st dose at 4-6 months of age then revaccinate annually

Some vaccinations can be given on the same day but must be administered separately. Please consult with your veterinarian as to what would be best for your equine.