According to the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), five equine diseases pose the greatest threat to your horse.1 Here’s what you should know.
ALL 5 CORE EQUINE DISEASES CAN CAUSE DEATH.1,2
Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis
Transmitted through infected mosquitoes, the EEE virus attacks the horse’s nervous system.
Found throughout North America, rabies is a viral disease transmitted from the bite of infected animals.
Western Equine Encephalomyelitis
Transmitted through infected mosquitoes, the WEE virus attacks the horse’s nervous system.
Horses face ongoing exposure to tetanus bacteria in the soil. It is transmitted through puncture wounds, open lacerations or surgical incisions.
West Nile is transmitted through mosquitoes. Horses with West Nile experience fever, blindness and seizures.
VACCINATE TO HELP PROTECT YOUR HORSE
The five core equine diseases threaten every horse, everywhere. Only annual vaccination helps provide the protection your horse needs. New CORE EQ INNOVATOR™ is the first and only vaccine to protect against all core diseases in one shot.1,2
CORE DISEASE FACT 1
Horses are nearly four times more likely to contract rabies than dogs.3-5†
*Bonnie Rush, DVM, MS, DACVIM, dean of veterinary medicine, Kansas State University is a consultant to Zoetis.
†According to meta-analysis, in 2016 there were 58 rabid dogs.3 Fifty-eight cases divided by 78 million domestic dogs4 equates to approximately 0.74 rabies cases per million dogs. There were 20 rabid horses.3 Twenty cases divided by 7.2 million horses5 equates to approximately 2.8 rabies cases per million horses.