PRESTIGE®
Raise Your Standard for Vaccine Performance

Understanding antigenic drift and equine influenza strains

Provide the Full Spectrum of Protection with PRESTIGE®

Whether your patients are in a breeding barn, the show ring or anywhere in between, PRESTIGE vaccines provide essential protection for the most common and deadly infectious diseases of the horse. They are the ONLY vaccines featuring updated influenza strains shown to match today’s threat.

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ADVANCED EIV
PROTECTION

Featuring the most current influenza strain available in the U.S.

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INDUSTRY-LEADING
SAFETY AND EFFICACY

A longstanding reputation for strong immune response and minimal adverse reactions

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MAXIMUM
FLEXIBILITY

Multiple antigen combinations and the industry’s only monovalent equine rabies vaccine

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DEDICATED TO MAKING
A DIFFERENCE

Where the Science of Healthier Animals™ meets passion and commitment

Influenza Strains Matter

Want to ensure you have the upper hand on equine influenza? Only PRESTIGE® vaccines feature Florida ’13, the most current influenza strain available and proven to be highly relevant to the EIV circulating today in the U.S.1

  • In newly released research comparing commercially available U.S. vaccines to positive EIV samples from U.S. outbreaks, only Florida ’13 demonstrated complete similarity to all isolates. 1,2
  • PRESTIGE influenza-containing vaccines feature both Clade 1 and Clade 2 strains, meeting current influenza protection guidelines from both the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH, previously known as OIE).
    • Florida ’13 Clade 1
    • Richmond ’07 Clade 2
    • Kentucky ’02 Clade 1

Horse owners love Prestige for their horses

Three Decades of Safe and Effective Protection

  • You know them and you trust them, because PRESTIGE® vaccines are shown to be 98% reaction-free in field safety trials. 1
  • Merck Animal Health is a leader in modern-day vaccine technology, incorporating both the adjuvant Havlogen® and the Antigen Purification System™ into our vaccine manufacturing process. These proprietary features stimulate a strong immune response while minimizing adverse reactions.

Essential Disease Protection with Many Options

PRESTIGE® EQUIRAB®

PRESTIGE EquiRab is the industry’s only equine-specific monovalent rabies vaccine and features a 14-month duration of immunity.

PRESTIGE® West Nile Virus WNV Vaccines product package

PRESTIGE® WEST NILE VIRUS VACCINES

PRESTIGE West Nile virus vaccines, proven using the gold-standard inthrathecal challenge model, have demonstrated statistically significant reduction in neurologic disease, encephalitis, viremia and rectal body temperatures.

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MULTIPLE ANTIGEN COMBINATIONS

Multiple antigen combinations provide you the flexibility to create a customized vaccination program for each horse in you care.

Equine Respiratory Biosurveillance program

Only PRESTIGE® vaccines are backed by the Equine Respiratory Biosurveillance Program, a partnership between Merck Animal Health and the University of California, Davis, Equine Infectious Disease Research Laboratory. The Biosurveillance Program is an unparalleled longitudinal study of infectious upper respiratory disease in horses featuring one of the largest collections of equine influenza isolates in the United States. It continues to provide new information on infectious respiratory disease threats, helping shape industry management and preventive strategies.

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People and Programs that Make a Real Difference

With PRESTIGE®, you partner with a leading team of Merck Animal Health veterinary and sales professionals who have an unparalleled passion for the horse and profession.

  • We are proud to be an AAEP Educational Partner since 2002
  • We are a founding partner of the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign, a nonprofit joint effort with AAEP. Each year a portion of PRESTIGE sales goes toward vaccinating rescued horses. More than 53,000 vaccine doses have been donated to horses in need

PRESTIGE® Intramuscular Vaccines

Prestige® 5 + WNV

(EEE, WEE, EIV, EHV-1,
EHV-4, WNV killed, Tetanus)

Prestige® 5

(EEE, WEE, EIV, EHV-1,
EHV-4, Tetanus)

Prestige® 4

(EEE, WEE, EIV, Tetanus)

Prestige® 3 + WNV

(EEE, WEE, WNV killed,
Tetanus)

Prestige® 3

(EEE, WEE, Tetanus)

Prestige® 2

(EIV, EHV 1&4 – respiratory)

Prestige® EHV 1&4

(EHV 1&4 – respiratory)

Prestige® WNV

(West Nile Virus killed)

Prestige® Tetanus

(Tetanus)

Prestige® Prodigy®

(EHV-1 – reproductive/
respiratory)

Prestige® EquiRab®

(Rabies)

Intranasal Vaccines

Flu Avert® I.N.

(Modified-live EIV intranasal
vaccine)

The Spectrum of PRESTIGE® Disease Protection

Resources

Prestige Vaccine Story

Our Unconditional commitment to vaccine performance. Storied history of vaccine innovation.

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MAH technical bulleting: Equine influenza the science of significant protection

The Science of Significant Protection Technical Bulletin

Understanding genetic characterization of recent equine influenza outbreaks to assess relevance of vaccine influenza strains. 

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Prestige 5 + WNV West Nile Virus the science of west nile protection

The Science of West Nile Protection

Customize your West Nile protection to the patient, with high degrees of safety for the horse and convenience for you.

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Equine Product Reference Guide

A guide to the entire equine product line from Merck Animal Health.

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Client Education Infographics

Easter/Western Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE/WEE) quick facts

Eastern/Western Equine Encephalomyelitis

Learn more about what causes EEE/WEE, clinical signs, treatment, and prevention.

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West Nile Virus (WNV) Quick Facts

West Nile Virus

Learn more about the leading cause of arbovirus encephalitis in horses, including disease prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Equine Influenza Quick Facts

Equine Influenza

An overview of clinical signs, prevention, and treatment of this highly contagious and common disease, plus the importance of updated vaccine strains.

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Equine Hepevirus Type 4 (EHV-4) Quick Facts

Equine Herpesvirus type 4 (EHV-4)

Important facts on EHV-4. Including clinical signs, prevention, and diagnosis.

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Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) quick facts

Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy

Unique risk factors of the neurologic form of EHV-1 and what to expect upon diagnosis.

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Strangles quick facts infographics

Strangles

Get the facts on Streptococcus equi, including clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.

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Equine Herpesvirus Type 1 (EHV-1) Respiratory and Reproductive Disease Quick Facts

Equine Herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1)

Learn more about management and prevention of EHV-1 respiratory and reproductive disease.

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Rabies Quick Facts

Rabies

Invariably fatal, rabies also has human health implications. Learn how horses acquire rabies and what signs to watch for.

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Contact Us for More Information About PRESTIGE® Vaccines for Your Equine Practice.

We’ll answer any questions and help you start using PRESTIGE to protect the horses in your care.

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For technical assistance or to report a suspected adverse drug reaction, contact Merck Animal Health at 866-349-3497.

References:

1. Data on File. Merck Animal Health.