Applications due Aug. 1 for Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign

Jul 17, 2010
By staff
Roseland, N.J. -- The Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign is reminding veterinarians that applications for free fall vaccinations for qualifying equine facilities are due Aug. 1.

This campaign, a joint effort between the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and Intervet/Schering Plough, provides vaccines to qualifying equine rescue and retirement facilities. Vaccines are available against West Nile virus, rabies, equine influenza, equine herpesvirus, eastern equine encephalomyelitis, western equine encephalomyelitis, and tetanus.

All equine rescue and retirement facilities must submit a new application each year. Those wishing to apply must work with an AAEP-member veterinarian. Qualifying facilities must follow the AAEP's "Care Guidelines for Equine Rescue and Retirement Facilities" and have a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. More details and the application are available at