This year at Temecula Creek Equine, we are using the new Core EQ vaccine from Zoetis. This vaccine is the 4 way vaccine we have been using however it has the added benefit of including Rabies in the vaccine which is one of the core vaccines recommended by the AAEP.
Many of you may be asking why would we include Rabies as part of the core vaccines if there is not a high incidence of Rabies in horses in this area? The reality is that although we may not have a high incidence of Rabies in horses in this area, we do have movement of horses into and out of the areas where Rabies is more prevalent. Since Rabies is 100% fatal if contracted it is wise to make sure your horses are protected.
In addition to the horses being protected against Eastern and Western Encephalitis, Tetanus and West Nile and Rabies, Zoetis will continue to offer their vaccine support guarantee. This means that if your horse exhibits any clinical signs of the diseases we vaccinate your horse for, Zoetis will pay for any diagnostic testing to determine if your horse is affected by these diseases. If it turns out that your horse is affected by the disease it was vaccinated for, Zoetis will pay for treatment of your animal up to $5,000. The vaccinations must be Zoetis and be given by a veterinarian for this added protection.
This not only ensures that your horse is protected, but it gives you peace of mind that they will stand behind their product and assist you and your horse should your horse become ill.