Vaccinations & Deworming Schedules

Low risk exposure

The protocol for horses that stay home and don’t come in contact with unfamiliar/new horses is as follows:

Adults

DiseaseSchedule
EEE/WEE Yearly
Tetanus Yearly
WNV Yearly
Influenza Yearly

Foals

DiseaseSchedule
EEE/WEE Initial dose followed by a booster 4-6 weeks later
Tetanus Initial dose followed by a booster 4-6 weeks later
WNV Initial dose followed by a booster 4-6 weeks later
Influenza Yearly
 

High risk exposure

The protocol for horses that have a rigorous show schedule or are at large stables:

Adults

DiseaseSchedule
EEE/WEE Yearly
Tetanus Yearly
WNV Yearly
Intra-nasal Influenza Every 6 months
Intra-nasal strangles Yearly

Foals

If you are showing your foal in weanling classes,
please contact a doctor for a vaccine protocol.
 

Optional vaccinations for all horses

Rabies Please consult a veterinarian if you are concerned or would like additional information.

Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA)/ Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) Please consult a veterinarian.

 

Broodmares

Broodmares should receive a Pneumabort vaccine in their 5th, 7th, and 9th months. Their annual vaccines should include a 4-way and WNV given in the 10 th month. This will ensure proper antibody levels in the colostrum. On endemic farms, they should also get an IM strangles.

 

Deworming

The four most common deworming medications are: Ivermectin, Fenbendazole (Ex-Panacur), Pyrantel (Ex- strongid), and Praziquantel (used for tapeworms and most commonly combined with Ivermectin).

Adult horses: High shedders need to be dewormed four times a year and low shedders need to be dewormed two times a year. Fecals must be done to determine high vs low shedders.

Foals Foals should be dewormed every month on a rotational schedule until they are a year old, then they will switch to the adult protocol.