Once-daily treatment for canine atopic dermatitis
Delivers 6-in-1 parasite protection for cats
Valuable discounts, expert information, and tips
See how injectable medications offer value beyond the prescription
The first and only FDA-Approved veterinary antiemetic
The first long-lasting monoclonal antibody therapy for canine atopic dermatitis
Vaccination for the prevention of respiratory disease caused by BRSV
The beef industry’s No. 1 branded preconditioning program
Exclusive pricing program for Cattle producers
Outstanding protection against costly respiratory and reproductive diseases
Treatment and control of gastrointestinal roundworms, lungworms, eyeworms, grubs, sucking lice and mange mites
Innovative food safety products that help deliver a farm-to-fork solution for beef
The most comprehensive guarantee available
First and only FDA-approved antibiotic for horses that offers a full course of therapy in just two doses
Annual vaccination with CORE EQ INNOVATOR helps provide the protection your horse needs
Treats and controls encysted small strongyles, bots and roundworms. QUEST PLUS contains an additional active ingredient for efficacy against tapeworms
Patented and scientific method of determining fair service pricing to improve your clinic's profitability
Connect directly to valuable dairy management resources and experts
The most "veterinarian recommended" and "producer used" prostaglandin in the market
Delivers the peace of mind and profitability that come with no milk discard
Effective and convenient treatment for acute metritis in cattle
Working together to improve reproduction
One injection treats and controls swine respiratory disease for 7 days
Protect sows and gilts from costly breeding herd diseases — parvovirus, leptospirosis and erysipelas
The industry standard for in ovo technology.
Full automation solutions for hatchery automation
Prevention and control of necrotic enteritis, increased rate of weight gain and improved feed efficiency in poultry
for the prevention of coccidiosis in poultry
modified-live vaccine that helps poultry companies reduce their overall Salmonella load
Blood glucose monitoring system
Smart new diagnostics platform that can reinvent your in-house diagnostic routines
Detect Johne’s Disease with confidence in cattle and goat herds
Simple and effective detection of a deadly Feline Virus
Accurate, affordable and easy to use
Order Beef Genetics products online
Order Dairy Genetics products online
Delivers reliable predictions of genetic merit based on test results of core traits
Represents the latest advancement in Angus genotyping technology.
Register today to learn more
Become a more effective leader
Looking for a tailored experience?
Earn continuing education credits and stay current on industry developments with Zoetis’ convenient, on-demand learning solutions.
Veterinarians, Veterinarian Techs, Business Owners, and Farm Hands
Launch your veterinary career
Veterinarian Students and Recent Graduates
Animal health expertise and results-focused resources for high-performing teams and leaders.
Veterinarians, Dairy producers, Beef producers, Equine Specialists, Pork producers, Poultry producers, Managers, Business Owners and Staff
Home / NEWS & MEDIA / Fall Equine Wellness: What Your Horse Needs
Administer booster vaccinations and target deworming treatments to help protect your horse’s health.
With fall approaching, it is important that you help protect your horse from emerging risks, such as equine influenza virus, equine herpesvirus (EHV) and parasites.
“If you have a horse that travels for fun or competition, it’s recommended that he be vaccinated twice a year against equine influenza and equine herpesvirus to help boost his immunity,” said Kevin Hankins, DVM, senior veterinarian, Equine Technical Services for Zoetis. “For horses at increased risk, I always suggest they booster Fluvac Innovator in the fall.” While annual spring vaccinations help offer disease protection and can activate an immune response, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) vaccination guidelines recommend at-risk horses be vaccinated for equine influenza and equine herpesvirus, also called rhinopneumonitis, every six months.1
How do you know whether your horse is considered at risk? Key disease risk factors include:
• Younger than 6 years old• Older than 15 years old• Stabled in boarding barns • Traveling off-property or housed with horses that do
Watch this video to learn whether your horse may need a booster vaccination.
It’s important to be aware of emerging disease risks during the fall months, which can include equine influenza virus and equine herpesvirus. Equine influenza is one of the most common respiratory diseases in horses, spreading by aerosol transmission (coughing or sneezing) from horse to horse in distances as far as 50 yards.2 Like humans with a cold, horses may experience dry cough, nasal discharge, fever, depression and loss of appetite.
Clinical infections of equine herpesvirus are most commonly seen in weanlings, yearlings and young horses entering training or those exposed to other horses through boarding or transport. Equine herpesvirus poses severe risks, including respiratory infection as well as abortion, birth of weak, nonviable foals, and can lead to sporadic neurologic disease.3 Equine influenza and equine herpesvirus can lead to costly veterinary bills and increased days out of the saddle, making it all the more important to help safeguard your horse’s health with an effective, trusted vaccine.
Fluvac Innovator® vaccines are the most trusted equine influenza vaccines and help provide your horse with broad protection against newly emerging and conventional equine influenza virus strains as well as equine herpesvirus (EHV 1 and EHV 4).4-10 Zoetis regularly tests Fluvac Innovator to ensure its vaccine continues to be effective against emerging EIV isolates. For additional peace of mind, Fluvac Innovator is backed by the Equine Immunization Support Guarantee.
Equine influenza and equine herpesvirus aren’t your horse’s only threats this fall — enter parasites. Fall is a key time for equine deworming in many parts of the country. Parasite transmission decreases with cold weather and the conclusion of grazing season. Key parasites to target with fall deworming include tapeworms and bots. Horses may harbor tapeworm infections without showing signs of discomfort; however, the parasite can cause colic — from mild to severe colic episodes requiring surgical treatment.11
The AAEP recommends tapeworm treatment once a year, in the late fall or early winter.12 Quest® Plus Gel is the ideal deworming choice for late fall as it treats and controls bots, encysted small strongyles and roundworms in a single dose. Quest Plus also contains an additional active ingredient – praziquantel – that specifically targets tapeworms.
To ensure protection for your horse, work with your veterinarian to identify fall booster vaccination and deworming needs. Keep your horses healthy, and save up to $8 per horse with this fall coupon when you use Zoetis equine vaccines and dewormers.
Do not use Quest Gel or Quest Plus Gel in foals less than 6 months of age or in sick, debilitated and underweight horses. Do not use in other animal species, as severe adverse reactions, including fatalities in dogs, may result.
About ZoetisZoetis is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products, genetic tests, biodevices and a range of services. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries. In 2016, the company generated annual revenue of $4.9 billion with approximately 9,000 employees. For more information, visit www.zoetisUS.com.
For more information, contact:Kassi HoxmeierBader Rutter262firstname.lastname@example.org
References:1 The American Association of Equine Practitioners. Risk-Based Vaccination Guidelines. Equine Influenza. https://aaep.org/guidelines/vaccination-guidelines/risk-based-vaccination-guidelines/equine-influenza. Accessed August 15, 2017.2 The American Association of Equine Practitioners. Suspected Case of Contagious Infectious Respiratory Disease. https://www.vetstream.com/treat/equis/pdfs-and-tables/respiratory-disease-guidelines. Published 2006. Accessed August 15, 2017.3 The American Association of Equine Practitioners. Equine Herpesvirus (Rhinopneumonitis). https://aaep.org/guidelines/vaccination-guidelines/risk-based-vaccination-guidelines/equine-herpesvirus-rhinopneumonitis. Accessed August 15, 2017. 4 Data on file, Study Report No. 15EQRGBIO-02, Zoetis Inc.5 Data on file, Study Report No. 671-02-001.R, Zoetis Inc.6 Data on file, Study Report No. 671-08-004.R, Zoetis Inc.7 Data on file, Study Report No. 766-09-002.R, Zoetis Inc.8 Data on file, Study Report No. 10OREQBIO-01, Zoetis Inc.9 Data on file, Study Report No. 14OREQBIO-1, Zoetis Inc.10 Data on file, MDI sales data for West Nile-Innovator and Fluvac Innovator as of 12/31/16, Zoetis Inc.11 American Association of Equine Practitioners. Internal Parasites: Strategies for Effective Parasite Control https://aaep.org/horsehealth/internal-parasites-strategies-effective-parasite-control. Accessed August 15, 2017.12 American Association of Equine Practitioners. AAEP Parasite Control Guidelines https://aaep.org/guidelines/parasite-control-guidelines. Accessed August 15, 2017.
Mon–Fri, 8am–8pm ET
You are leaving the country website to access another site in the group.
Regulatory constraints and medical practices vary from country to country. Consequently, the information provided on the site in which you enter may not be suitable for use in your country.
This site is intended for U.S. Animal Healthcare Professionals.
All trademarks are the property of Zoetis Services LLC or a related company or a licensor unless otherwise noted. ©2017 Zoetis Services LLC. All rights reserved.