Vaccination

Vaccination can be used as part of a strangles management programme. It can form a critical element in preventing strangles outbreaks on yards but it is not a substitute for good stable management and disease awareness.

Vaccination can be used as an effective tool against strangles.
Vaccinated horses are better protected than unvaccinated horses in the event of an outbreak or should they come into contact with a carrier horse
A vaccinated yard reduces the likelihood of a strangles case, reducing the risk of yard closure.
If your horse does get strangles, it’s expensive and difficult to treat - prevention is better than cure.

A horse’s vaccination programme should be based on the risk of disease for the horse and the yard. In general, the more a horse is in contact with other horses the greater its risk of contracting strangles.

vaccination table

Discuss the appropriate vaccination schedule for your horse with your vet.



Vaccination can be used as part of a strangles management programme.

 

Vaccination can
be used as part
of a strangles
management
programme