Vaccination and Deworming for Adult Equines

Vaccination & Deworming for Adult Equines

AVaccine Adultny horse that has not been previously vaccinated with any of the below vaccines should consult with their veterinarian as some vaccines may require boosters.

Adult Equine Recommended Vaccination Schedule:


  • Rabies
  • Rhino(EHV)
  • Influenza
  • Strangles
  • Check/Float Teeth
  • Fecal


  • Eastern & Western Encephalomyelitis
  • Tetanus
  • Influenza
  • Rhino(EHV)
  • Strangles
  • West Nile
  • Fecal

Please pay attention to which diseases you are vaccinating for when using the 3, 4, and 5 way shots:

  • 3-way includes Eastern & Western Encephalomyelitis & Tetanus
  • 4-way includes everything in the 3-way plus Influenza
  • 5-way includes everything in the 4-way plus Rhino

Timing and frequency of vaccinations:

  • Rabies should be given annually
  • Influenza and Rhino should be given every 6 months
  • West Nile, Tetanus, Eastern & Western Encephalomyelitis can be given once a year as long as it is given in the late spring or early summer
  • Strangles is recommended every 6 months

For broodmares, foals, and weanlings please see our pregnant mare/foal vaccination schedule.

Recommended Deworming Schedule:

Fecal egg count should be done at least twice a year prior to deworming.  If eggs are found repeat fecal 2-4 weeks after deworming to check for resistance to deworming product.

Quest – December/January
Ivermectin Gold (With tape worm medication) – March*
Ivermectin (Can also use Strongid or Anthelcide) – May/June*
Panacur Power Pack** (Or Fenbendazole) – August/September

*If fecal egg count is negative prior to March, Ivermectin Gold can be given once between March and June, followed up by the August/September deworming.

**For panacur power pack’s & fenbendazole, use a double dose daily for 5 days.