What shots do horses need and how often?
Summary. To recap, your horse should at least receive EWT/WN and Rabies vaccinations once a year. In general, we recommend that your horse receive EWT/WN, PHF/Rabies, Strangles, and Flu/Rhino in the Spring, and PHF and Flu/Rhino in the Fall.
What is in the 5 way vaccine for horses?
A “5-way” (EEE/WEE, Tetanus, Influenza, and Rhino) vaccine is administered to 4-H, exhibition, and breeding or boarding barn horses. Depending on the risk, these vaccines may be repeated in 6-month intervals. For the 4-H clients, we also vaccinate annually for Rabies virus.
What is the most important vaccine for horses?
The AAEP considers the “core vaccines” which all horses should have regardless of their age or use to be Rabies vaccine, Encephalitis/Tetanus vaccine, and West Nile Virus vaccine. Many horses, based on their age and use, should also be vaccinated for the respiratory diseases- Influenza, Rhinopneumonitis, and Strangles.
Do horses need to be vaccinated every year?
Core Vaccines. DO have your horse vaccinated with all core vaccines, which are those the American Veterinary Medical Association and AAEP recommend for all horses, every year, regardless of location, gender, or age.
How much does it cost to vaccinate a horse?
Our vaccine recommendations for most horses cost $127.95 for annual vaccines plus $85.50 for semi-annual vaccines equals $213.45 per year.
How often does a horse need vaccinations?
Vaccination is given as a primary course of two vaccinations, 4-6 weeks apart followed by a single dose every six months. Pregnant mares should be vaccinated with a single dose during each of the 5th, 7th and 9th months of pregnancy.
When Should a horse be vaccinated for West Nile?
Because of the high mortality associated with West Nile virus, it is recommended that foals born in areas where there is a high risk of exposure to West Nile virus should receive an initial series of three (3) doses of vaccine against West Nile beginning at 3 months of age and at 4- to 6- week intervals.
When do you start vaccinating horses?
Prevention in horses is primarily via vaccination. Broodmares should be vaccinated 4–6 wk before foaling. Foals from vaccinated mares should be vaccinated at 6 and 7 mo of age and again at 12 mo of age. Foals from unvaccinated mares should be vaccinated at 3, 4, and 12 mo of age.