Vaccination Recommendations

VACCINATION RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ADULT HORSES

Vaccine Initial Vaccination Protocol in unvaccinated adult horses Initial Vaccination Protocol in unvaccinated adult horses

Tetanus/Eastern & Western Encephalitis/Influenza
(4-way vaccine)

Vaccinate in Spring & booster 4 weeks after initial shot.
*If injury occurs and horse has not been vaccinated in previous 6 months, booster at time of injury.*
Every 6 months
(Spring & Fall)

Rabies

Initial Single Vaccine. No booster needed. Every 12 months
(Spring)

West Nile Virus

Vaccinate in Spring & booster 4 weeks after initial shot. Every 6 months
(Spring & Fall)

Potomac Horse Fever

Vaccinate in Spring & booster 4 weeks after initial shot. Every 6 months
(Spring & Fall)
*Since we live in an endemic area, we strongly recommend vaccination every 6 months.

Rhinopneumonitis

Vaccinate initially with 3 doses, 4 weeks apart.
Pregnant Mares: Vaccinate at 3, 5, 7, and 9 months of gestation.
Every 6 months if:
• Horse is less than 5 years old
• Horse is in contact with pregnant mares
• Horse is housed at barns with frequent equine movement on and off facility
• Horse attends shows frequently
Otherwise, Every 12 months

Botulism

Vaccinate initially with 3 doses, 4 weeks apart.
Pregnant Mares: Vaccinate with 3 doses, 4 weeks apart, at 8, 9, and 10 months of gestation.
Every 12 months

Strangles

Vaccinate and booster 3 weeks after initial shot. Every 12 months