Caused by a highly contagious virus, equine influenza is one of the most common infectious diseases of the equine respiratory tract. The virus can spread rapidly through groups of horses. Most at risk are horses 1 to 5 years of age and those that frequent horse shows or events where they can be exposed to infected horses.
TRANSMISSION: inhalation of droplets aerosolized from coughing or contact with contaminated surfaces
CLINICAL SIGNS: cough, fever, nasal discharge
PROGNOSIS: most horses survive
PREVENTION: initial series with a product from the FLUVAC INNOVATOR line of vaccines followed by annual or biannual revaccination