Equine organizations across the country are eligible to receive free vaccines for the hundreds of horses in their care
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that Zoetis has generously donated 1,500 vaccines to its Right Horse InitiativeSM adoption partners and the horses in their care. In addition, Zoetis will extend additional savings on critical deworming products to new foster caregivers and adopters of equines from these organizations.
“Zoetis’ ongoing partnership clearly illustrates how the equine industry is committed to supporting equine adoption and helping horses in transition,” said Dr. Emily Weiss, vice president of Equine Welfare for the ASPCA. “We are grateful to Zoetis for their generous donation as it will assist equine organizations in their efforts to save more horses’ lives.”
The ASPCA Right Horse Initiative adoption partners care for equines of varying breeds, ages and backgrounds as they transition from one home or career to the next. All horses face ongoing exposure to the five core diseases – rabies, tetanus, West Nile, and Eastern and Western equine encephalomyelitis – which are all potentially fatal diseases. All horses whom have been adopted through Right Horse Initiative partners will be vaccinated by a veterinarian with Core EQ Innovator, which helps to protect horses against all core diseases in one injection.
“As a proud member of the equine industry, Zoetis has an unwavering responsibility to help improve the wellbeing of every horse,” said Nathan Voris, DVM, MBA, associate director, Equine Technical Services with Zoetis. “When adopting a horse there are many things to consider, but one health requirement, no matter where you live, is annual vaccination against the potentially fatal core equine diseases. This is why we are proud to provide core disease vaccinations for horses who will find adoptive or foster homes this year.”
The Right Horse Initiative hosts a collective of industry professionals, including Zoetis, as well as equine welfare organizations and advocates working together to reframe the conversation around equine adoption and improve the lives of horses in transition through a dialogue of kindness and respect. In collaboration with over 70 industry and adoption partners, the Initiative has launched innovative programming focused on shattering the stigma surrounding horses in transition.
To foster or adopt an equine, please visit MyRightHorse.org and access tools here to advocate for horses in need of homes. For more information about the ASPCA’s efforts to help horses, please visit aspca.org.
About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit www.ASPCA.org, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Zoetis is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 65 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries. In 2019, the company generated annual revenue of $6.3 billion with approximately 10,600 employees. For more information, visit www.zoetis.com.
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