Equine organizations across the country will 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 doses of CORE EQ INNOVATOR® vaccine to its Right Horse Adoption Partners and the horses in their care.
“Zoetis’ ongoing support of the ASPCA’s Right Horse Adoption Partners is just one example of how the equine industry is committed to elevating equine adoption and helping horses in transition,” said Dr. Emily Weiss, vice president of ASPCA Equine Welfare. “We are grateful to Zoetis for their generous donation as it will assist equine organizations in their efforts to help more at-risk horses.”
The ASPCA’s Right Horse 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 potentially-fatal “core” equine diseases – rabies, tetanus, West Nile virus, and Eastern and Western equine encephalomyelitis. 1,500 horses who have been adopted through The ASPCA’s Right Horse Adoption Partners will be vaccinated by a veterinarian with CORE EQ INNOVATOR®, the first and only vaccine to protect horses against all five core diseases in one injection.
As a leader in the equine industry, Zoetis is always by the side of equine veterinarians and all those who care for horses,” said Nathan Voris, DVM, MBA, associate director, Equine Technical Services with Zoetis. “We are honored to support the careful re-homing of horses through the incredible work being done by the ASPCA’s Right Horse and are thrilled to provide them with the only vaccine that protects against all five core equine diseases.”
The ASPCA’s Right Horse 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 100 industry and adoption partners, the Initiative has launched innovative programming focused on shattering the stigma surrounding horses in transition.
To adopt an equine, or share their profile to help them find a home, 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®) was the first animal welfare organization to be established in North America and today serves as the nation’s leading voice for vulnerable and victimized animals. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with more than two million supporters nationwide, the ASPCA is committed to preventing cruelty to dogs, cats, equines, and farm animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA assists animals in need through on-the-ground disaster and cruelty interventions, behavioral rehabilitation, animal placement, legal and legislative advocacy, and the advancement of the sheltering and veterinary community through research, training, and resources. For more information, visit www.ASPCA.org, and follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
As the world’s leading animal health company, Zoetis is driven by a singular purpose: to nurture our world and humankind by advancing care for animals. After nearly 70 years innovating ways to predict, prevent, detect, and treat animal illness, Zoetis continues to stand by those raising and caring for animals worldwide—from livestock farmers to veterinarians and pet owners. The company’s leading portfolio and pipeline of medicines, vaccines, diagnostics, and technologies make a difference in over 100 countries. In 2020, Zoetis generated revenue of $6.7 billion with ~11,300 employees. For more, visit www.Zoetis.com.
Zoetis has been committed to providing horse care you can count on for more than 65 years. Our team includes numerous equine veterinarians and other experts who are inspired daily by the opportunity and profound responsibility to support horses, the owners who love them, and the equine veterinarians and other care team members who safeguard their wellbeing every day. Whether at the clinic or in the field, Zoetis is always by your side with a comprehensive, innovative portfolio of products and services for horses at every step of a horse’s care and throughout the journey of a horse’s life.
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