Initial vaccination can best be done according the management systems and breeding program of a specific stable. The following schedule can be changed to fit the specific stable conditions.

Animals that have not been immunised before

Time of administration Essential vaccines Dose and route
Foals from susceptible mares at 2 weeks of age Equine influenza 2 mℓ intramuscularly
Foals from susceptible mares at 1 month of age African horsesickness 2 mℓ subcutaneously
Foals from immune mares at 3 months of age Equine influenza 2 mℓ intramuscularly
Foals from immune mares at 3 months of age Tetanus 1 mℓ intramuscularly
5 months of age Equine influenza 2 mℓ intramuscularly
5 months of age Tetanus 1 mℓ intramuscularly
Foals from immune mares at 5 – 6 months of age (in high risk areas) and again in spring (Aug – Spring) African horsesickness 2 mℓ subcutaneously
8 months of age Equine influenza 2 mℓ intramuscularly

 

Sustained immunisation programme for adult horses

Time of administration Essential vaccines Dose and route
At 6 monthly at any time of the year Equine influenza 2 mℓ intramuscularly
Annually during spring (Aug – Sept) Pregnant mares should be vaccinated 6 weeks before foaling African horsesickness 2 mℓ subcutaneously
12 months of age and then annually Tetanus 1 mℓ intramuscularly

Source: Onderstepoort Biological Products