In order to provide the best vaccination program for your horse, we like to follow the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) guidelines.
Vaccinations can be divided into two main groups; core vaccines and risk-based vaccines. Core vaccinations protect against diseases that are endemic to a region, are virulent/ highly contagious, pose a risk of severe disease, those having potential public health significance, and/or are required by law. Core vaccines are recommended for all horses.
Risk-based vaccines are selected for use based on risk assessment. Use of these vaccines may vary between individuals, populations, and/or geographic regions. The staff at South Mountain Equine can help determine what risk-based vaccines are necessary to keep your horse protected. For additional vaccination information, visit the AAEP website.
|Disease||Low Risk Horse||High Risk Horse||Comments|
|* Tetanus||Annual||Annual||Booster at time of penetrating injury or prior to surgery if last dose was administered over 6 months previously|
|* Rabies||Annual||Annual||Booster if bit by a wild animal|
|* Eastern/ Western Encephalomyelitis||Annual||Bi-Annual|
|* West Nile Virus||Annual||Annual|
|Equine Herpesvirus-1||Broodmares||Broodmares||Given at 5,7,9 months of gestation|
|Influenza||Annual||Bi-Annual||Frequency based on exposure|
|Rhinopneumonitis||Annual||Bi-Annual||Frequency based on exposure|
|Potomac Horse Fever||Annual||Bi-Annual||Frequency based on exposure|
|Botulism||Based on location||Based on location||Isolated areas|
* Core Vaccines recommended for all horses