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Fort Dodge Animal Health Donates Vaccines to Saddlebred Rescue, Inc.


Fort Dodge Animal Health, a large manufacturer of animal vaccines and biologicals, has donated vaccines to Saddlebred Rescue. Saddlebred Rescue saves the lives American Saddlebred horses by purchasing them at auctions where they would otherwise be bound for slaughter. Through the donation of Fort Dodge’s vaccines for Rhinopneumonitis, West Nile Virus, Influenza, Eastern & Western Encephalomyelitis, Tetanus Toxoid, Rabies, and Potomac Horse Fever, these horses will receive world class quality protection.


“We would like to thank Fort Dodge. Their donation helps us paint a bigger picture to horse owners on the commitment and responsibility involved in providing routine health care through every stage of their horse’s life,” said Pat Johnson.


Saddlebred Rescue, this year’s winner of USEF’s prestigious Pegasus Award for excellence and example in helping animals in crisis. Over 100 horses were saved in the first year of the group’s work, and Fort Dodge’s donation represents goodwill toward a new start for each individual horse. 


Fort Dodge Animal Health was founded in 1912 and is based in Overland Park, Kansas and is a division of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Their West Nile- Innovator was the first available vaccine for West Nile Virus with over 25 million doses safely administered since its creation. This mosquito borne virus is currently one of the biggest threats to horses in the United States.

Information on Saddlebred Rescue, Inc. can be found at or by calling Pat Johnson at (908) 304-3560.

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