Equine Vaccination

Vaccinating your horse against Tetanus and Strangles is extremely important. Below is a chart with the recommendations for vaccinating foals and horses.

Unvaccinated adult horses (or horses whose vaccination record is unknown) should receive three initial vaccinations, followed by yearly boosters.

There are also vaccinations for Herpes, Salmonella, Hendra virus and Rotavirus A. We recommend that you speak with one of our equine veterinarians regarding these vaccinations.

Injection site for horses neck

 

Vaccinations are given by intramuscular injection in the centre of the side of the neck.

 

Vaccination Age Disease Vaccine
1st 12 weeks Strangles
Tetanus
Equivac® 2 in 1 vaccine
2nd 14 weeks (2 weeks later) Strangles Equivac® 2 in 1 vaccine or

Equivac® S

3rd 16 weeks (2 weeks later) Strangles
Tetanus
Equivac® 2 in 1 vaccine
First annual booster vaccination 16 months (12 months later) Strangles
Tetanus
Equivac® 2 in 1 vaccine
Ongoing protection Annually Strangles Equivac® 2 in 1 vaccine or

Equivac® S

 Ongoing protection Annually Tetanus Equivac® T