Don’t Say Neigh to This Efficient, Life-Saving Vaccine

When it comes to horses, there are five core diseases that can potentially cause death:

  • Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis – 90% Fatal

Transmitted through infected mosquitoes, attacks the horse’s nervous system

  • Western Equine Encephalomyelitis – 50% Fatal

Like EEE, this disease attacks the nervous system and is transmitted by infected mosquitoes

  • Rabies – 100% Fatal

Found throughout the world, transmitted by the bite of an infected animal

  • Tetanus – 75% Fatal

Horses are exposed to tetanus bacteria regularly in soil and the disease is transmitted through open wounds, punctures, and surgical incisions.

  • West Nile Virus – 33% Fatal

Another mosquito-borne virus that can result in fever, blindness, and seizures

These diseases not only pose a serious risk to your horse, but to your family as well because they are zoonotic—meaning they’re transmissible to humans.

At Prairie Animal Centre, we’re very excited about the new 5-in-1 Core EQ vaccine for our equine patients,which providesprotection from all five diseases with one singular, intramuscular vaccination! Even better: 99.3 % of horses are completely reaction-free.

We encourage you to contact us about getting this vaccine for your horses, which can only be administered by a licensed veterinarian. Call us at 306-667-3736.

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