RECOMMENDED VACCINATION PROTOCOL (revised 2016)


 
1) TETANUS TOXOID – All horses require an annual booster. Booster at time of penetrating injury or surgery if last dose not administered within 6 months.


2) ENCEPHALOMYELITIS (Eastern and Western) –All horses require an annual booster in the Spring.


3) WEST NILE VIRUS – All horses require an annual booster in the Spring or Summer between March and August.


4) INFLUENZA -  Competitive and Traveling horses require a booster every 6 months


5) RHINOPNEUMONITIS – Competitive and Traveling horses and Pregnant mares require boosters every three months.


6) STRANGLES – Young horses (under 10), Competitive horses and horses in endemic stables require an annual booster. 


7) RABIES - All horses require an annual booster.  This is the law in CT.


8) POTOMIC HORSE FEVER - horses exposed to wet pasture in the northeast require an annual

booster in the Spring


9) BOTULISM – annual booster after three dose series required for horses  at high risk (round bales or travel)

Carolyn R Simmelink DVM 

117 Cross Highway, Redding CT 06896 

    (203) 938-3906