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Protect Your Horse from Potomac Horse Fever Before First Frost
Keep them safe with the No. 1 PHF Vaccine1

Many times horse owners don’t think about Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) until it’s too late. PHF is a seasonal disease, with higher chances of infection during the late spring to early fall in temperate areas.2 Read more...

1 Based on Market Dynamics, Inc. AHS current study data. Ranking represents cumulative dollar sales volume.
2 Potomac Horse Fever. American Association of Equine Practitioners. http://www.aaep.org/info/potomac-horse-fever. Accessed July 20, 2016.

Potomac Horse Fever — Know the Signs of this Deadly Disease
Prevent it with the No. 1 PHF Vaccine1

You notice your horse isn’t eating, or maybe it’s running a fever. Those are just some signs of what could be Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) — a potentially deadly disease. Read more...

Wet Weather Leads to Thriving Mosquito Population
Horses should be vaccinated against mosquito-borne, potentially deadly diseases.1

Many parts of the United States experienced above-average rainfall this year, with May being the wettest on record in more than a century.2 This trend is expected to continue through the summer and fal.l3 Read more...

Nine Tips to Keep Your Horse Safe from Pests

Did you remember to shut the lid on your feed barrel this morning? If not, you could be welcoming pests in for a tasty snack. As a horse owner, keeping your horse safe and healthy is a number one priority. Sometimes, just a couple of changes can help keep your horse safe from disease and infection caused by pests. Read more...

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As the 2015 show season approaches, horse owners should not only be ramping up their training schedules and checking the fit of their show clothes, but they should also be considering ways to help protect their horses’ health while traveling. Read more...

Merial Adds More Horsepower
Even More Committed to Equine Health Care

At Merial, we have always been committed to providing horse owners with the tools they need to keep their horses in peak health. These tools not only include a line-up of premium products, but also educational resources. Now, we are even better able to respond to horse owners’ needs with the addition of LEGEND® (hyaluronate sodium) and MARQUIS® (15% w/w ponazuril), two proven and FDA-approved products. Read more...

Potomac Horse Fever: True or False? Test your Knowledge

Most horse owners around the country are fully aware of the threats posed by diseases such as West Nile virus (WNV), rabies and Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1). But fewer horse owners know about Potomac Horse Fever (PHF), its inherent risks and how to determine whether or not their horse is at risk and should be vaccinated. Here’s a short true or false quiz to help separate fact from fiction. Read more ...

Lyme Disease in Horses: More Questions than Answers

Veterinarian Amy Grice says it often starts with a vague phone call from a horse owner:
“My horse hasn’t been himself the last couple of days, and it seems like he’s lost weight.”
“He was off just a little on the right hind yesterday, but today it seems like the left hind.”
“My mare normally loves to be groomed, but was flinching, pinning her ears and kicking out at me today.” Read more ...

Outbreak Alert Program Helps Horse Owners Stay Informed While Traveling

As the 2014 show season approaches, horse owners should not only be thinking about their horses’ training programs, but also about the ways to best protect their horses’ health while traveling. "Diseases pose a significant health risk to horses," says Megan Green, DVM, manager, Merial Large Animal Veterinary Services. "The only sure way to help prevent them is by vaccinating, but horse owners should also be aware of diseases that may be in the areas they live or are traveling to. This helps their ability to take other precautions if necessary." Read more ...

Is it too late to vaccinate my horse?

Q. Last year, there were lots of reports of mosquito-borne equine diseases. I haven’t vaccinated my horse yet this season, is it too late?
A. You’re right to be concerned about mosquito-borne diseases. Last year was a record-breaking year, with 627 cases of equine West Nile Virus (WNV)1 and 209 cases of Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE).2 As of early June 2013, more than 20 EEE cases have been confirmed, six of which are in horses.3 Read more ...

What to Expect When Vaccinating Horses – Common Response or Cause for Concern?

We know you love your horse and understand that vaccinations can help protect it from life-threatening diseases. But vaccines can come with side effects due to the immune stimulation they have to create. Most of these effects are mild and transient, but it’s important to be able to distinguish between minor side effects and those reactions that warrant a call to your veterinarian. Read more...


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