Not all flu vaccines are the same.
Is yours updated?

Influenza (flu) viruses change as time goes by through a process called antigenic drift, for both humans and horses. Unfortunately, not all equine flu vaccines have been updated to protect from the flu strains that are most likely to infect horses today.

The Vetera® XP vaccine line from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. is the only vaccine line that contains the equine flu strains recommended by the OIE Expert Surveillance Panel on Equine Influenza. This organization, similar to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, identifies which strains that are circulating and currently recommends vaccinating for the Florida Clade 1 and Clade 2 strains.

VETERA XP is the only vaccine line that has them both. If your vaccine doesn’t, it’s outdated and your horse may be at risk.

There are risks of using some outdated vaccines, meaning your horse may only show mild symptoms or none at all. And, even if your horse does not show signs of being visibly sick, studies have shown it may shed the virus to other horses as much as an unvaccinated horse1.

Make sure your horse receives the optimum level of protection against the flu. Visit the VETERA XP vaccines page for more information, and talk to your veterinarian about VETERA XP vaccines.

1. Paillot R, Prowse L, Montesso F, 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.

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