IMMUNISATION FOR HORSES

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by anbadmin | May 12, 2015 | Blog | 0 comments

Initial vaccination can best be done according the management systems and breeding program of a specific stable. The following schedule can be changed to fit the specific stable conditions.

Time of administrationEssential vaccinesDose and route
Foals from susceptible mares at 2 weeks of ageEquine influenza2 mℓ intramuscularly
Foals from susceptible mares at 1 month of ageAfrican horsesickness2 mℓ subcutaneously
Foals from immune mares at 3 months of ageEquine influenza2 mℓ intramuscularly
Foals from immune mares at 3 months of ageTetanus1 mℓ intramuscularly
5 months of ageEquine influenza2 mℓ intramuscularly
5 months of ageTetanus1 mℓ intramuscularly
Foals from immune mares at 5 – 6 months of age (in high risk areas) and again in spring (Aug – Spring)African horsesickness2 mℓ subcutaneously
8 months of ageEquine influenza2 mℓ intramuscularly
Time of administrationEssential vaccinesDose and route
At 6 monthly at any time of the yearEquine influenza2 mℓ intramuscularly
Annually during spring (Aug – Sept) Pregnant mares should be vaccinated 6 weeks before foalingAfrican horsesickness2 mℓ subcutaneously
12 months of age and then annuallyTetanus1 mℓ intramuscularly

Source: Onderstepoort Biological Products