_Horses require yearly boosters in order to maintain their immune system. Some vaccines must be given more than once yearly in order to sustain protective levels of antibody. There are many different vaccines, some that are necessary and some that are not.
Vaccines are broken up into “core” vaccines, which are recommended at least once yearly for all horses, and “elective” vaccines, which may be recommended based on specific circumstances.
Click here to download our Adult Vaccination Brochure.
Click here to download our Foal Vaccination Brochure.
_Twin Pines Equine recommends splitting the vaccinations into at least two groups throughout the year, to reduce the immune system strain of giving 5-8 vaccines at one time. For example, the E/W/T+WNV vaccine may be given in March or April, and Rabies, PHF and Rhino/Flu may be given in June. Consult a veterinarian directly to create a schedule that is best for your horses!
Eastern/Western Equine Encephalitis
West Nile Virus
Equine Herpes Virus (Rhino)
Potomac Horse Fever
For more information on any of these diseases, please refer to our blog - Equine Wellness Part I: Vaccinations.