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Vaccinating your horse

Quick facts

  • The five core vaccines in Minnesota are:

    • West Nile

    • Eastern equine encephalomyelitis

    • Western equine encephalomyelitis

    • Tetanus

    • Rabies

  • Your horse may need additional vaccines if they show or travel, or are at risk for less common diseases.

  • Fecal egg counts can help monitor your horse and decide if your horse needs deworming.

Vaccinating a horse
Vaccinating a horse.

Always work with a veterinarian yearly to discuss a vaccination and deworming schedule for your horse or your farm. 

In Minnesota we recommend these five core vaccines:

  • West Nile

  • Eastern equine encephalomyelitis

  • Western equine encephalomyelitis

  • Tetanus

  • Rabies

Vaccinating

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Julie Wilson, DVM, formerly of the University of Minnesota

Reviewed by Ron Genrick, Assurance Feeds; Harlan Anderson, DVM; Missie Schwartz, Minnesota Horse Council and Krishona Martinson, equine Extension specialist

Reviewed in 2018

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