Protection against the latest strains

Over a period of years, both the human and equine influenza (flu) strains change. This mutation process is called antigenic drift. The Expert Surveillance Panel for Equine Influenza, part of the World Health Organization for Animals (OIE), recommends vaccinating horses for Florida Clade 1 and Clade 2 strains of equine influenza to keep horses healthy.

If your flu vaccine doesn’t include these strains, your horse may not be fully protected. With a lower level of protection, horses may only show mild symptoms of the flu, or not have any clinical signs at all. However, they may still shed the virus as much as an unvaccinated horse,1 contaminating their environment with the virus and possibly infecting other horses.

Today, there is only one equine influenza vaccine which contains the Florida Clade 1 and Clade 2 equine influenza strains: Vetera® XP.

With VETERA XP, you will be providing your horse with direct antibody protection from the most relevant strains of equine influenza. Just as humans can be susceptible to contracting the flu despite receiving the flu vaccine, so too can horses. They require the most up-to-date vaccine offering the most complete protection to stay healthy.

VETERA® vaccines

Learn more about the the wide range of progressive choices to meet the needs of each horse and each owner.

1. Paillot R, Prowse L, Montesso F, et.al. Whole inactivated equine influenza vaccine: Efficacy against a representative Clade 2 equine influenza virus, IFN-gamma synthesis and duration of humoral immunity. Vet Microbiol 2013;162(2–4):396–407