Horses have evolved over millions of years from animals about the size of dogs to the much larger size they are today. The origins of their association with people are unknown, but evidence suggests that they were first domesticated by nomadic Middle Eastern tribesmen around 2000 BC, or even earlier by the Chinese (3500 BC).
In Gulf & Levant region, horses are big business as well as passion. It was certainly influenced by Bedouin tribes back in the history. Nowadays the horse racing industry attracts more and more fans and horse owners to the region. The horses are used primarily for pleasure riding, endurance, flat racing, dressage, show jumping and beauty pageants.
At MSD Animal Health, we are driven by one mission – the health and welfare of the horse. Our products, our research and our horse owner education programs are all focused on providing a better life for our equine companions and better medicine for the equine practitioner.
The pregnant mare and her foal have unique healthcare needs. Caring for these two unique classes of equines is completely different from any other horse. Different vaccinations, different deworming schedules, different nutritional needs – just to name a few.
The MSD Animal Health Mare and Foal Care program is a comprehensive guide to healthcare from pre-breeding through the foal’s first birthday. Click here.
We are for the right combination
Vaccination is critical to maintaining your horse’s health. MSD Animal Health is a leader in equine vaccines, with a comprehensive family of safe and effective products. If protecting horses against equine influenza were just a matter of vaccinating, life would be easier. Protecting horses against equine influenza means that a significant proportion of the population needs to be vaccinated appropriately and regularly. It means always looking ahead to ensure the most effective protection possible at all times.
Vaccines against equine influenza reduce the severity of clinical signs and virus excretion after infection. Outbreaks of equine influenza continue to occur, due to the multiple factors impacting disease prevention and the complexity of maintaining herd immunity. Far more than just an update, new Equilis Prequenza employs a broad-based approach to provide the best protection against equine influenza through enhanced immunogenicity. This can only be achieved through a combination of adjuvant, antigen and strain. Equilis Prequenza addresses all of these key factors.
We provide a wide range of equine solutions including market-leading vaccines, fertility products, pain management products and wormers. You can find more information in our products section.