Is there an equine influenza vaccine?

Today, there is only one equine influenza vaccine which contains the Florida Clade 1 and Clade 2 equine influenza strains: Vetera® XP. With VETERA XP, you will be providing your horse with direct antibody protection from the most relevant strains of equine influenza.

How often should a horse get a flu shot?

Vaccination is recommended every 6-12 months. There are several other vaccines available for horses.

Do horses Need flu Shots?

Many horses, based on their age and use, should also be vaccinated for the respiratory diseases- Influenza, Rhinopneumonitis, and Strangles.

How often should horses get flu Rhino vaccine?

Rhinopneumonitis (Eq Herpesvirus) and Influenza [Rhino/flu *]: Vaccinate every 6 months.

What is equine influenza in horses?

Equine influenza, or the “horse flu,” is a highly contagious upper respiratory disease that can cause serious secondary infections, especially in foals. Today, our Argyle vets discuss what symptoms to watch for and how to treat a horse with influenza.

How do horses get equine influenza?

Equine influenza virus spreads easily through contact with infected horses and via contact with infected clothing, equipment, brushes, tack, etc. Some horses do not show any outward signs of infection, but can shed the virus and infect susceptible horses.

What is 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 shots do horses need yearly?

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.

How does the equine influenza vaccine work?

When the vaccine replicates in the horse’s nasal mucosa, a rapid local immune response occurs. The horse develops an immune response that combats disease similar to when the horse is exposed to a virulent (disease-causing) wild strain of the equine influenza virus.

How can you prevent equine influenza?

Prevention of influenza requires hygienic management practices and vaccination. Exposure can be reduced by isolation of newly introduced horses for 2 wk. Numerous vaccines are commercially available for prevention of equine influenza.

How is equine influenza treated in horses?

Treatment for equine influenza involves treating the symptoms and allowing your horse to rest. Just like the human flu virus, there is no cure for equine influenza. At least 6 weeks of rest are recommended in order for the damaged liner of the upper respiratory tract to adequately heal.

What vaccines do horses need yearly?

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