Equine influenza is a common respiratory infection. While it affects many horses, it has a low mortality rate; horses generally recover. However, flu can cause your horse physical distress, it’s highly contagious, and it can keep your horse out of training and competition for weeks or months for recovery.
Vaccination can prevent or minimize infection. Foals can be vaccinated against influenza as young as nine months old. The latest weapon in the fight against flu is a modified live virus vaccine.
There is more than one way to protect your horses against flu, but diligent management and proper vaccination schedules are musts. This free report provides the horse owner and caretaker with an overview of the latest news from researchers on equine influenza.
- Veterinarians Urge Vaccination against West Nile Virus
- Increased Equine West Nile Virus Activity in 2012
- Horse Vaccines in 2012: Where We Stand
- EHV-1 Inactivated Vaccine Efficacy Tested (AAEP 2011)
- Management Strategies to Enhance Vaccine Efficacy
- Researcher: Current Equine Flu Vaccines Effective Against Foreign Strains
- Vaccinating Pregnant Mares for Equine Viral Arteritis
- Spring Vaccinations: Points to Consider Before You Buy
- Possible Cause of Unusual Neurologic Signs in Australian Horses Identified
- EEE Vaccination Timing Critical for Protection