Poll: West Nile Virus Vaccine Choices

Almost 480 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you know which WNV vaccine your veterinarian uses on your horse(s)?"

results of poll on West Nile virus vaccine

Results were as follows: 
  • Yes 52.72% (252)
  • No 47.28% (226)

Readers shared what their veterinarian uses on their horses in the comments below.

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  • Intervet- I won't use Ft. Dodge
  • merial
  • Ft Dodge
  • went over what I wanted & what vet offered
  • prevenile
  • Prevenile
  • Fort Dodge
  • I give them myself.
  • I give them my self so I know exactly what they get.
  • Preve-Nile
  • fort dodge. she's waiting to see how the other 2 do on OTHER's horses:)
  • Ft. Dodge
  • Previcide
  • Don't use it
  • Prevenile
  • fort dodge
  • Fort Dodge
  • fort dodge
  • Merial, I request it specifically
  • Innovator
  • none
  • Fort Dodge
  • Preve Nile
  • fort dodge
  • but not Fort Dodge
  • prefer the combo for less rxn
  • west nile recombitec
  • Prevenile by request
  • fort dodge
  • previnile
  • PreveNile
  • ft. dodge
  • Ft Dodge
  • merial
  • Fort Dodge
  • FD
  • Schering-Plough
  • Innovator
  • Fort Dodge
  • West Nile Innovator + EWT
  • fort dodge
  • Prevenile or whatever it is called. I gave the shot.
  • Fort Dodge
  • Intervet
  • Ft Dodge
  • I never thought about it before
  • equivet sold by butler
  • Fort Dodge
  • West Nile Innovator by Fort Dodge
  • Ft. Dodge Animal Health
  • PREVENILE
  • Preve-Nile
  • I don't do WNV
  • recombitek
  • fort dodge innovator
  • fort dodge
  • West Nile-Innovator. FortDodge
  • recombitex
  • Recombetik(Merial) or Innovator (Fort Dodge)
  • Fort Dodge
  • Recombitek
  • PreveNile
  • Intervet
  • PreveNile
  • Ft Dodge
  • PreveNile
  • preveline Misspelled?
  • fort dodge
  • Ft Dodge
  • fort dodge wnv inovator w/ tetnus
  • Prevenile
  • 'cause I give the shot
  • Merial
  • Five-way vaccine
  • fort dodge
  • Fort Dodge
  • prevenile
  • i don’t know
  • Innovator - Fort Dodge
  • original Fort Dodge
  • fort dodge
  • Fort Dodge
  • a good one. it's expensive enough.
  • Prevenile
  • Fort Dodge West Nile Innovator products ONLY!!
  • I ask for a certain brand and he carries it. However, the vets in the area carry another brand
  • Fort Dodge
  • Recombitek by Marial.
  • fort dodge
  • Fort Dodge
  • I buy it and give it my self.
  • I buy my own vaccs
  • Ft Dodge
  • I keep extensive records on our horses that the vet updates with vaccine names and manufacturers
  • None. After nearly dying with the last vaccine, less protection is the more favorable choice.
  • intervet
  • I suppose I should know...
  • previcid
  • intervet or fort dodge
  • West Nile Innovator EWT
  • Prevenile
  • Fort Dodge
  • Fort Dodge
  • Fort Dodge
  • Fort Dodge
  • 12 month vaccine
  • I vaccinate with Fort Dodge
  • Fort Dodge
  • Changed to 1-year type in 2008. Fort Dodge?
  • Fort Dodge
  • Intervet
  • West Dodge
  • innovator
  • Ft. Dodge Innovator
  • Fort Dodge
  • intervet
  • she always explains it
  • Innovator
  • Whichever one I want him to give
  • Prevenile
  • My verterinarian uses Fort Dodge, I use Merial that I can give myself. I prefer to give myself.
  • PreveNile- I give my own and won't use any Fort Dodge Products.
  • Previnile
  • prevenile
  • ft dodge
  • prevenile
  • trust my vet's judgement
  • Meril
  • Merial & Intervet
  • PreveNile
  • Preve Nile
  • prevnile
  • fort dodge
  • Fort Dodge
  • I do my own vaccines. This year I used Recombitek!
  • Prevanile
  • Merial Recombitek rWNV
  • Recombitek (Gave myself, did not use vet)
  • Prevenile
  • fort dodge
  • but not Ft Dodge!
  • prevenile
  • Fort Dodge, I wanted to try Prevenile on the new horses but the vet didn't have it
  • West Nile Inovator
  • Fort Dodge and I adminster it
  • Fort Dodge
  • fort dodge
  • Fort Dodge brand
  • I use Fort Dodge. I don't use a vet to vaccinate my horses.
  • Fort Dodge
  • They change the vaccine from year-to-year!
  • once a year shot
  • I ask b/c I have one horse that is allergic to Fort Dodge.
  • Intervet
  • dodge
  • Fort Dodge
  • I administer - Fort Dodge
  • Ft. Dodge
  • prevenile
  • Prevenile
  • Ft Dodge
  • PreveNile
  • Merial
  • Fort Dodge
  • fort dodge wnewt
  • Prevenile
  • Fort Dodge
  • Fort Dodge Innovator
  • prevenile
  • Ft.Dodge WNEVWT
  • yellow fever based vaccine
  • I trust that my vet knows the best vaccine to use
  • prevenile
  • fort dodge
  • Fort Dodge
  • Fort Dodge West Nile Innovator
  • Prevenile
  • Fort Dodge
  • Fort Dodge Labs
  • Merial - I demanded this one
  • Fort Dodge
  • Prevenile
  • Fort Dodge-killed version, the original vaccine that was available.
  • fort Dodge

About the Author

Megan Arszman

Megan Arszman received a Bachelor of Science In print journalism and equine science from Murray State University in Murray, Ky., and loves combining her love of horses, photography, and writing. In her “free time,” when she’s not busy working as a horse show secretary or riding her American Quarter Horses on her parents’ Indiana farm, she’s training and competing her Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Swedish Vallhund in dog agility and running.

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