Maine 4-H Horse Vaccination Statement
4-Hers attending 4-H Horse events with their horses must provide proof of current, annual vaccination for rabies as well as a current negative Coggins test done by a veterinarian. Current EHV-1 and Equine Influenza are also required. Horse owners may, however administer their own EVH-1 and Equine Influenza inoculations and a sales receipt will be sufficient evidence for proof of vaccination. EVH-1 and Equine Influenza vaccines are considered effective for six months. Plan the timing of your inoculations by consulting with your local veterinarian to maintain optimal equine health during the fair season.
Consult with your local veterinarian about getting your horse vaccinated for these strongly suggested (but not required) diseases: EEE, tetanus, Potomac Horse Fever, WNV, and Lyme.