Unwanted HorseVeterinary Relief Campaign

Veterinarians Helping Equine Rescues Care for Unwanted Horses
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    horses vaccinated to date…and counting.

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    dollars in Merck Animal Health vaccine donations.

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    applications received from rescue and retirement facilities in 42 U.S. States.

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    AAEP-member veterinarian supporters.

  • More than 25,000 horses have received donated vaccines through the UHVRC

    At Merck Animal Health and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), we’re for the road home. Through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign, we pledge to help the overburdened equine rescues and retirement facilities provide healthcare so they can rehabilitate, revitalize and, ultimately, re-home America’s unwanted horses.

    Who We Are
  • Helping provide proper healthcare to rehabilitate, revitalize, and re-home America’s unwanted horses

    Through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign, qualifying equine rescue and retirement facilities can receive complimentary equine vaccines for horses in their care, protecting the horses' health and making them more adoptable.

    Available Vaccines
  • Success Stories

    The UHVRC has touched the lives of thousands – human and horse alike. Learn about a few of the many success stories and share your own UHVRC story.

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Equine rescue and retirement facilities must work with an AAEP-member veterinarian to apply. Facilities that follow the AAEP Care Guidelines for Equine Rescue and Retirement Facilities and have a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status will qualify for the equine vaccines.

Individuals interested in learning more about the plight of the unwanted horse and ways to help may visit these Resources.

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