Readers are Knowledgeable about WNV Vaccines

More than 390 readers of responded to a poll asking, "Do you know which WNV or WNV-combo vaccine your horse gets?"

results of poll on types of WNV vaccination used

Results were as follows: 

  • Yes: 66.92% (263)
  • No: 33.08% (130)

Readers shared what they use in the comments below.

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Poll sponsored by Merial.

  • Recombitek,Merial
  • Fort Dodge
  • Recombitek Equine West Nile Virus Vaccine
  • recombiktec
  • valtera
  • Prevenile
  • Previnile
  • WNV/EWT from Fort Dodge
  • Bayer
  • Prevenile
  • Prevenile
  • West Nile Inovator +EWT
  • Prevenile
  • Fort Dodge
  • I've never thought to ask. I am not brand loyal.
  • Fort Dodge
  • I trust my vet to give the best vaccine available
  • Merial Rocombitek
  • Meral
  • I use WestNile Inovator
  • I use WestNile Inovator
  • We don't have WNV in New Zealand thankfully
  • Ft Dodge W. Nile Innovator
  • It's whatever my vet gives- a combo
  • I don't touch Ft.D with a 10ft. pole. My vet knows not to give it.
  • Vetera WNV and EWTWN
  • EEW + T + WNV
  • Have no idea. Vet never tells me
  • prevenile
  • Prestige V
  • Of Course
  • Prevenile
  • Yes, my vet lets me know
  • Vetera
  • West Nile-Innovator
  • west nile innovater
  • my vet decides which vaccine to use
  • Fort Dodge Innovator
  • Fort Dodge Combo
  • eastern and western
  • I administer Fort Dodge killed WNV.
  • Recombitek WNV
  • Recombitek
  • Fort Dodge
  • I leave it up to the vet.
  • Its on the vet bill but I never check to see which one it is
  • The brand I buy from the catalog. :)
  • Yes, I give the original Fort Dodge vaccine
  • Ft. Dodge West Nile/EWT
  • fort dodge
  • Fort Dodge
  • get a combo shot from my vet
  • I go by my vet's recommendations
  • I keep the syringe bag with all pertinent info as part of my permanent files.
  • I use the combo
  • Of course I know!! I'm responsible for making sure they have good care.
  • Both of my vets have recommended Merial's RECOMBITEK , as they think it superior to the others on th
  • I use the ft dodge vaccine straigh wnv no comb
  • Prevenile but they had some bad problems with reactions last year
  • the 5 way shot
  • I insist my horses receive WN Innovator +EWT. It is the original and has all the science behind it.
  • I don't give WNV. How can they have a vacine for horse and no other animal or human.
  • Intravet
  • West Nile Innovator by Fort Dodge - killed virus
  • WNV an independent shot
  • don't vaccinate for it. horses have been exposed so no need
  • Fort Dodge
  • I know because I give it myself. Vet gives Rabies Vacc., pulls coggins, etc;
  • merial recombitek
  • I trust my vet to know how to vaccine my horses
  • I leave it up to my vet to use the correct vaccine
  • my horses don't get one
  • Prevenile as it is a once yearly vaccine.
  • they recieve the eastern,western tetanus wnv comb shot i get this from my veterinarian.
  • As far as I know it is WNV by fort dodge
  • Nope. But I always get it from my only vet.
  • Ft. Dodge West Nile Innovator
  • innovator
  • WNV Innovator a WNV/5way shot
  • Innovator - Fort Dodge
  • I dont vaccine, to many side effects from it.
  • they don't get one
  • Merial modified live virus
  • against lineage 1, but here is lineage 2, i cant be sure that it works
  • all 10 got prevenile, 9 prior to the recal
  • My vet gives me printouts on all vaccines
  • Pfizer/Ft. DOdge
  • 'mosquito shot' combo (pfizer)
  • I have used the combo for 2 years and administer myself.
  • fort dodge
  • VEWT
  • West Nile Plus EWT
  • The vetjust vaccinates everone
  • straight WNV
  • Fort Dodge West Nile Innovator single dose
  • WNV alone (not a combo), Ft Dodge brand (killed version)

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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