Free Vaccines Available to Equine Rescues

Newsdate: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 - 12:23 pm
Location: LEXINGTON, Kentucky

The Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign is a non-profit joint effort between Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health and the AAEP.

Through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign, qualifying equine rescue and retirement facilities can receive complimentary equine vaccines for horses in their care, protecting the horses' health and making them more adoptable.

Approved rescues may receive one vaccine order per year for an unlimited number of horses. Available vaccines include EquiRab™ rabies vaccine and Prestige® V five-way vaccine containing KY93, KY02 & NM2/93 Flu Strains, EHV-1, EHV-4, EEE, WEE, and Tetanus.

AAEP-member veterinarians can work with equine rescue and retirement facilities to receive Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health equine vaccines at no cost. AAEP-member veterinarian's and equine rescue and retirement facilities work together to submit an application, the facilities checklist, and the equine vaccine order form. Only facilities that follow the AAEP Care Guidelines For Equine Rescue and Retirement Facilities and have a "not-for-profit" 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status will qualify for the equine vaccines

About the Author

Flossie Sellers

As an animal lover since childhood, Flossie was delighted when Mark, the CEO and developer of EquiMed asked her to join his team of contributors.

She enrolled in My Horse University at Michigan State and completed a number of courses in everything related to horse health, nutrition, diseases and conditions, medications, hoof and dental care, barn safety, and first aid.

Staying  up-to-date on the latest developments in horse care and equine health is now a habit, and she enjoys sharing a wealth of information with horse owners everywhere..