Horse health - vaccination against tetanus and strangles


Vaccinations against tetanus and strangles are routinely given to horses. Vaccinations should be given because:

  • these diseases can be severe and fatal;
  • they are reasonably common;
  • protection following vaccination is generally excellent provided regular boosters are given;
  • the cost of the vaccination is very cheap when compared with the cost of attempted treatment and the value of the horse.

This Primefact provides information on the following:

  • the nature and potential effects of tetanus and strangles
  • vaccination against tetanus and strangles
  • the keeping of vaccination records


Primefact 495 First Edition

Published: 01 Jun 2007