Confirmed diseases include equine influenza, equine herpesvirus, piroplasmosis, salmonellosis, rabies, and more.
Routine horse vaccinations are one of the easiest and most efficient ways to protect equids’ health against potentially fatal infectious diseases.
West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis have high mortality rates in exposed, unvaccinated horses, South Carolina animal health officials said.
Horses that don’t receive annual vaccinations against the five core equine diseases could be facing serious illness or even death.
Recently Oklahoma has averaged approximately 40 cases of mosquito-borne diseases in horses per year.
Because rabies threatens both horses and the humans who handle them, the AAEP recommends rabies as one of five core vaccines every U.S. horse should receive.
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