New vaccine helps protect horses from all five core equine diseases in one vaccine
PARSIPPANY, N.J. - Core EQ Innovator™, the first and only equine vaccine to contain all five core equine disease antigens — West Nile, Eastern and Western Equine encephalomyelitis, tetanus and rabies — in one vaccine, has been introduced by Zoetis, a news release stated.
According to the news release, the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association, these diseases are designated as core because all horses are at risk for exposure, all have a high fatality rate, and some may present a potential human health risk.
Annual vaccination is the only way to help protect horses from the deadly core equine diseases. Core EQ Innovator is available only through veterinarians to provide additional assurance horses are vaccinated properly, the news release said.
Core EQ Innovator provides a safe and effective immune response against the five core equine disease antigens as demonstrated in safety and efficacy trials, according to the release. The vaccine has been field tested in more than 1,000 horses with 99.7% of horses being reaction-free. With a 1-mL dose size, the vaccine is safe for use in healthy horses 3 months of age or older.