Foundation Equine

183 B Bordentown Crosswicks Rd
Crosswicks, NJ 08515

(609)291-0535

www.foundationequinenj.com

VACCINATIONS

Vaccinations can be divided into two main groups; the group that every horse should get every year, and the group that only is given to those horses at risk of exposure to those diseases. 

Some diseases (like Rabies and Tetanus) are a threat to every horse, no matter what their lifestyle. Others diseases (like Potomac Horse Fever or Strangles) are only a threat to horses that live in certain areas or regularly come into contact with outside horses. 

Some horses such as pregnant mares and foals require much more specific vaccination schedules. Below are links to download a sheet detailing what these special types of horses should receive and when.

Foal Vaccinaiton List

Pregnant Mare Preventative Vaccination

Each horse should be assessed to determine the best vaccination program, but here are some guidelines.

*Core vaccines recommended for all horses.

Disease Low Risk Horse
High Risk Horse
Comments
Tetanus * Once a year Once a year Booster may be necessary with open wound
Rabies * Once a year Once a year Contagious to people
Eastern/Western Encephalitis * Yearly in late April/May Yearly in late April/May Horses traveling to southern US need 2x/year
West Nile Encephalitis * Yearly in late April/May Yearly in late April/May Horses traveling to southern US need 2x/year
Botulism * Once a year Once a year
Rhinopneumonitis Once a year 2-4 times annually Frequency based on exposure
Influenza Once a year Twice a year Frequency based on exposure
Strangles Once a year Once a year Frequency based on exposure
Potomac Horse Fever Once a year Once in May and again 3 months later Necessity depends on area stabled
Viral Abortion Pregnant mares only Pregnant mares only In 5th, 7th & 9th month of pregnancy
Rotovirus Pregnant mares only Pregnant mares only In 8th, 9th & 10th month of  pregnancy
EPM No longer available No longer available