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Vaccination with Equivac® S

A regular vaccination program to help prevent strangles is recommended for horses that go to studs, shows or camps, or those on agistment with other horses.

Biosecurity NSW, Primefact 648, May 20123

Vaccination is recommended to help avoid this serious condition.1,3

You can vaccinate your horse against strangles with Equivac S or Equivac 2 in 1, available from your vet.

Your foal can get this vaccination from 3 months of age. Initially, it is given as 3 doses no less than 2 weeks apart, followed by annual boosters to maintain immunity. Increased protection against strangles may be obtained by giving booster doses more frequently, for example every 6 months

 


References:

 

  1. Strategy to Eradicate and Prevent Strangles (STEPS). The British Horse Society, Scotland, 2011.
  2. Queensland Horse Council Inc. Strangles Fact Sheet, May 2010.
  3. Biosecurity NSW. PrimeFact 648, Third Edition, May 2012. NSW Department of Industry and Investment. www.industry.nsw.gov.au