Neogen®Vet BotVax® B

Clostridium botulinum Type B Toxoid Vaccine for Horses

BotVax® B is a USDA-approved vaccine for the prevention of equine botulism Type B due to Clostridium botulinum in healthy horses.

Clostridium botulinum Type B

  • Accounts for more than 85% of equine botulism cases.1
  • Strikes both foals and adult horses.
  • Symptoms can progress quickly and are usually rapidly fatal.
  • Its spores remain viable in the soil for years.

Risk Factors

  • Any baled hay (round, square, big or small), haylage, or silage products.
  • Horses or foals that reside in or travel to endemic areas.
  • Horses that travel for shows, races, and other equine events.
  • Horses that may sustain a wound, including injection site abscesses, umbilical infections, puncture wounds, and castration sites.

Prevention is your best defense!

  • Horses are extremely sensitive to botulinum toxins.
  • Timely treatment is critical due to botulism's rapid and severe progression.
  • Vaccination is far less expensive than treatment, which can exceed $10,000 with no guarantee of survival.

Simple, safe protection

  • Safe to administer to healthy adult horses, pregnant mares, and foals two weeks of age and older.
  • Protects against all modes of equine botulism Type B:
    • Forage poisoning
    • Shaker Foal Syndrome (Toxicoinfectious Botulism)
    • Wound botulism
  • Included in the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Vaccination Guidelines.2

Dosing and Administration

  • Shake well before use.
  • Three-dose initial series:
    • Inject 2 mL intramuscularly, using aseptic technique, at monthly intervals for a total of 3 doses.
  • Booster annually with a single 2 mL intramuscular dose.

Order Details

Item No.DescriptionCase Ct.
200181 BotVax B 2 mL - 1 Dose 12
200180 BotVax B 10 mL - 5 Doses 96

Reference Materials

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and/or Labels

BotVax® B, Safety Data Sheet [200180] [200181]

1 Horses are also susceptible to Clostridium botulinum Types A, C and potentially D.

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