Poll: Readers Vaccinate Against WNV

More than 390 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Which West Nile virus vaccine did your veterinarian use this spring?"

results of poll on West Nile virus vaccines

Results were as follows:

  • I am not sure: 32.07%
  • West Nile Innovator: 27.78%
  • My horse was not vaccinated against West Nile virus this spring: 15.66%
  • Prestige V + WNV: 11.87%
  • Vetera: 6.57%
  • Recombitek: 4.80%
  • Other: 1.26%

Readers shared which West Nile virus vaccines their veterinarians use in the comments below.

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  • Though our state veterinarian recommends W Nile vaccination, we have low mosquito population.
  • fort dodge WNV, EEE WEE, tetnus. I gave, not the vet
  • Australia luckily does't have WN virus... but we do have Hendra... :/
  • I vaccinated them with Innovator EWT - WN
  • A once a year vaccine.
  • Trust my Vet to make these decisions and have never had a problem.
  • Ft. Dodge
  • I suppose I should know...
  • I bought and administered the vaccine, not my vet
  • I am happy with the Vetera vaccine. My sensitive horse did not get any swelling after the vaccine.
  • Ft. Dodge
  • I vaccinate my own horses & can't remember at the moment what brand I use.
  • One thing I know, they get their vaccine every spring :)
  • Trust vet to get right one
  • my horse foundered from this vaccine, never again
  • Whatever my vet uses.
  • Should I care?
  • Every week I read about yet another equine disease! We are killing our horses immune systems!!
  • No reactions!
  • Vet did not vaccinate, I did
  • Not sure, but they get it each Spring
  • Have had more genetic defects in foals with this vaccine than ever before, will not use it.
  • Unfortunately, I wasn't at the barn when my horse got his shots, so I don't know what brand was used
  • 4 way with west Nile

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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